Cidco Exhibition Centre, Navi Mumbai | Progressive Group

The 380 crore convention center and exhibition venue which is being touted as the new trade hub and business center of Mumbai and Navi Mumbai, CIDCO situated in Vashi, was inaugurated on July 22 2014 by the serving Chief Minister of Maharashtra Shri Prithviraj Chavanji. The Inaugural Ceremony for marking the opening of the CIDCO convention center saw the presence of many noted dignitaries in attendance such as Ex. Deputy Chief Minister Shri Ajit Pawarji and Shri Ganeshji Naik. The CIDCO Exhibition Centre is rated among the top six exhibition centres in the country and is spread over a vast sprawling campus of 7.41 hectares of land. This ambitious initiative received tall compliments from Prithviraj Chavan for the well planned design and architecture of the convention centre

The business center is boosted by a fully air-conditioned complex with two large exhibition halls, each having the provision of being partitioned for smaller events and functions with ancillary facilities, meeting rooms, cafes, lounges & a food court among others. The exhibition center is a certified green building by the Indian Green Building Council under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design criteria. The centre also boasts of an underground air distribution system and daylight harvesting facilities which is equally comparable, if not better than similar venues in China, Europe and America.


Leaning closely on the Ulwe node, the proposed Navi Mumbai lnternational Airport is also a Greenfield International Airport, to be built in the Kopra-Panvel area of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region in India. Located on highway NH 48 near Panvel, at a distance of 35 Km further from the existing Chhatrapati Shivaji lnternational Airport, the NMIA is projected to handle a capacity of 50-55 million passengers annually and will be spread across a total area of 1160 hectares. It will be fed by connecting land routes in the form of National Highway 48 providing the main road access to the facility from the east and Aamra Marg allowing access from the west. The planned Sweri-Nhava Sheva Trans Harbour Link will connect the airport with Mumbai.

Navi Mumbai International Airport , Navi Mumbai | Progressive Group
NMMC Headquarters , Navi Mumbai | Progressive Group

The much awaited headquarters of the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation is a state of the art structure with a new address on the Palm Beach Road. The building has an interesting outlook and appearance which is an eclectic blend of tradition with modern style. While it has a natural faded stone splendour on the first three floors, there onwards the building has glazed shiny finish upwards. The ground floor is home to utility bill clearances such as payment of bills, taxes, accounts etc. The first floor has been commissioned for future use. The second floor is dedicated to the engineering departments including town planning, public works, water, sewage etc. The administrative offices of the Deputy Municipal Commissioners of various zones are on the third floor. The Mayor and Municipal commissioner offices are on the fourth floor. The top floor is home to the house of the general body hall seated under a magnificent dome that has viewing galleries for visitors and the media. The giant edifice of the NMMC has provision for a parking facility that can easily accommodate upto 200 vehicles. The building is centrally air conditioned and has Bio-metric System for accessing control to every department. The main entrance to the building is from the service road of the Palm Beach Road while the primary exit is from Amra Marg.


The Navi Mumbai SEZ (NMSEZ) a joint venture between the Mukesh Ambani led Reliance group and CIDCO. It has been approved for implementation by the Board of Approval. The Land for the project has already been acquired by CIDCO. Over 1842 hectares of land have been allotted for the ambitious project to date. The NMSEZ is projected to be portrayed as a futuristic business hub and destination for global trade, commerce, industry, service activities and tourism in India.

Special Economic Zone , Navi Mumbai | Progressive Group
Mumbai Tran Harbour Line, Navi Mumbai | Progressive Group

The Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL), also known as the Sewri-Nhava Sheva Trans Harbour Link, is a proposed 21.8 km, freeway grade road bridge connecting the Indian city of Mumbai with Navi Mumbai, its satellite city. Upon completion, it would cement its position in the record books as the longest sea bridge in India. The bridge will begin in Sewri, South Mumbai and cross Thane Creek north of Elephanta Island before terminating at Chirle village, near Nhava Sheva. The road will be linked to the Mumbai Pune Expressway in the east, and to the proposed Western Freeway in the west. The sea link will contain a 6 lane highway, which will be 27 meters in width, in addition to two emergency exit lanes, edge strip and crash barrier. The estimated cost of the project is approximately Rs. 14,262 crores (US$2.3 billion). The construction of MTHL is expected to complete soon.


In yet another ambitious attempt to boost connectivity between Navi Mumbai and Mumbai through all modes of travel including the sea route, the City and Industrial Development Corporation (Cidco) has awarded the Rs111-crore project to construct Nerul jetty. A 30-metre wide and 655-metre long road will be built from Palm Beach road to connect to the Nerul jetty, said CIDCO officials. A 761-square metre structure - including waiting room, food court and other amenities - will also be constructed. At Nerul jetty, travelers can park their vehicles and proceed to Mumbai availing public transport. A parking lot with a capacity of seating 31 cars and 11 buses will be built in addition to other useful facilities. The tender has been awarded to Ajwani Infrastructures Pvt Ltd which will develop the jetty in association with Carjewel company, which has experience in water transport terminals. The jetty plan has been prepared by Cashek Engineers Pvt Ltd. Plans are also being floated to develop the jetties in an advanced and futuristic manner so that the travellers will be able to use roll-on/roll-off (R-Ro) services at all the three jetties.

Golf Course, Navi Mumbai | Progressive Group

A signature golf course of international standards developed by CIDCO in Kharghar is one of the many jewels in the crowning glory. Located in sector 22 of Kharghar, the proposed golf course is spread over a sprawling campus of almost 103 hectares approximately. Conceptualized as a 18-hole golf course the project is also slated to include a Clubhouse, 5 star hotel, Golf academy (for training purposes) and high class residential settlement in the peripheral area. The site for the Golf Course has been chosen strategically to capitalize on an idyllic setting with the Pandav waterfalls as its backdrop. The project in the first phase will have a temporary Club House that will include a reception area, restaurant, changing rooms, shopping and parking area etc.


Navi Mumbaikars can finally rejoice at the completion of their city's very own and first of its kind extensive green cover, The Central Park. The first phase of Central Park, the ambitious project of CIDCO is completed and active already. This green cover and urban retreat have been developed rapidly to create a recreational space of the highest order. The Central Park is spread over an area of 80 hectares and encompasses sectors 23, 24 and 25 of the picturesque Kharghar node. The Central Park will be a modern urban retreat that aggregates renowned worldwide concepts such as the famous Hyde Park of London and Central Park of New York. The park is home to a large number of recreational facilities for the visitors. Similarly, a Musical Instrumental Park that is expected to give visitors a glimpse of Indian Music through durable sculptures depicting various Indian musical instruments is also in the pipeline. It will be an appropriate platform for young budding local artists to showcase their talent as well as music maestros to spread the beauty of their craft. The Central Park is aimed to attract and appeal to urban city dwellers of all ages and interests. While it has a preserved and maintained green cover, a quick recreational getaway for young adults, an urban retreat for couples, it will also boast of a Children's Play Area hosting activities like riding, sliding, swimming, climbing, balancing, etc. along with an Amphitheatre for promoting cultural activities and providing impetus to performing arts. The arena can comfortably accommodate an audience of upto 8,000 people and it will also include a waterfall as a visual treat. That apart, it is also expected to include a musical fountain, state-of-the-art food plaza and an exhibition site. The Central Park will also include a Yoga Park to provide the visitors a sneak preview of the Yoga Mudra placed at different locations. Two clubs including indoor and outdoor play facilities with swimming pools have also been proposed in the Park. The Central Park will also contain an auditorium space to host marriages and social functions. A virtual herbarium containing a text and photography database of almost 35,000 unique specimens will also find a place in the Central Park.

Central Park, Navi Mumbai | Progressive Group
Morbe Dam, Navi Mumbai | Progressive Group

Navi Mumbai primarily sources its water supply from the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation(NMMC) operated Morbe dam, located near Khalapur in Raigad district. The dam is built on the Dhavri river which is a tributary of the Patalganga river. Due to incessant rain in the region, the dam is now overflowing.


Jogeshwari-Vikhroli Link Road (JVLR) meets Eastern Express Highway (EEH) and ends near Koparkhairane on Palm Beach Road on a six-lane bridge. A short drive to Thane-Belapur Road connects travellers to the Pune or Goa highway. The purpose of this multi lane driveway is to substantially reduce the daily traffic load of the JVLR flyover which sees a footfall of over one lakh vehicles on a daily basis. It is also expected to reduce the traffic load Airoli or Vashi Bridge on the Sion-Panvel highway substantially, once in active use and operation. Upon completion, almost 2 lakh vehicles are expected to be diverted from the EEH and the Sion-Panvel highway to the bridge.