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Old Posted May 6, 2007, 7:12 PM
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Yeah, and moreover, a lot of the major new towers coming up in India have their own generators as a redundant source of power. Indeed, especially for the residential towers, the continuous supply of electricity is one of their major selling points.

Mumbai is facing a power crunch, and lately there have been rolling blackouts. There is also news that, owing to Mumbai's growth and demands, power requirements for Mumbai will soon be supplied by other areas of India, so there's good news ahead.

The local, state and even national government is starting to promote Mumbai for commercial high rises in a big way. In addition to this project, two other supertall commerical/hotel skyscrapers have been announced in Mumbai last week: the 72 storey India International Trade Tower in Dadar, and the Mumbai International Finance Centre, which has been shortlisted to be built on three sites. Apparently designs for both towers are more or less finalized, but they haven't been released, and not much elese in terms of height is known about them, hence I didn't create a thread for them.

Anyway, meeting infrastructure requirements needed to support such towers has become a top priority. That's why you have projects like the Bandra-Worli Sealink, various freeways, bridges, airport, Mumbai Metro, etc. fastracked, and issues like height restriction and power becoming resolved.

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