Now, there are many reports that Mumbaikars will be able to enjoy breathtaking views of the Arabian Sea and the Queen’s Necklace at Marine Drive from an observation deck at Girgaum Chowpatty.
According to reports, the construction of this bridge is in full swing and should be open to the public in the first half of next month.
With this, Mumbai will get its second viewing platform within a month this year and overall the fourth in Mumbai.
The idea of building an observation deck at Girgaum was conceived by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) in August last year.
This viewing platform at Girgaum is built on a stormwater drainage weir on the beach and the approximate area of the platform would be around 500 square feet. This bridge will be semi-circular with rest areas and public toilets.
Nearly 95% of the work is complete. The bridge will be aesthetically illuminated to attract the attention of tourists. The cost of the project has been set at ₹5 crore, said Prashant Gaikwad, deputy city commissioner, who is in charge of this project, as quoted by HT.
He also mentioned that all structural work involving concrete and cement has been completed. Currently, flooring work, lighting and railing construction are underway.
Earlier this month, on February 9, an observation deck was inaugurated at Dadar Chowpatty, adjoining the Chaityabhoomi grounds.
Last year, an observation deck atop a watchtower on Mahim Beach was inaugurated by Tourism and Environment Minister Aaditya Thackeray. The city’s oldest viewing platform sits atop Malabar Hill.