Cuffe Parade

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Cuffe Parade
कफ परेड
neighbourhood
A view towards the World Trade Center
A view towards the World Trade Center
Cuffe Parade is located in Mumbai
Cuffe Parade
Cuffe Parade
Coordinates: 18°55′N 72°49′E / 18.91°N 72.81°E / 18.91; 72.81Coordinates: 18°55′N 72°49′E / 18.91°N 72.81°E / 18.91; 72.81
Country India
State Maharashtra
District Mumbai City
Metro Mumbai
Elevation 4 m (13 ft)
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
MVRDC

Cuffe Parade is a posh and an extremely upmarket neighbourhood in South Mumbai. It is in the southernmost region of the city just north of Navy Nagar. To the north of Cuffe Parade lies Badhwar Park. Lately, many residents are shifting to luxury apartments at Mahalaxmi, Lower Parel, to be near the new business hub of Mumbai, BKC.

History[edit]

Cuffe Parade old

Cuffe Parade was named after T. W. Cuffe of the Bombay City Improvement Trust, which reclaimed around 90,000 square yards (75,000 m²) on the western shore of Colaba. Much of Cuffe Parade was developed on reclaimed land in the 1960s, with many of the buildings reaching over thirty storeys high. It is the home to many famous and rich Indian businessmen.

Overview[edit]

To the east is Colaba Causeway and to the west is the Arabian Sea. Among the notable residents are members of the Ambani and Husain families.

Prominent businessmen living here include Subhash Chandra of Essel Group, the Goenka family, the Patni family, Nimesh Kampani of JM Financial. The skyline consists of prominent buildings like Maker Tower and Jolly Maker-1, considered to be the richest housing society in Mumbai.[1]

Cuffe Parade Resident Association [CPRA] , a registered Public Trust, is a citizen’s organization looking after and protecting the interest of entire Cuffe Parade neighbourhood since 1971.[2]

It is suspected that some of the original attackers in the November Mumbai attacks disembarked from a boat in the area, according to local eyewitnesses.[3]

MVRDC World Trade Centre I is Located at Cuffe Parade in Mumbai, it is 156 metres high and has 35 floors. The building was developed by Shapoorji Pallonji and Pheroze Kudianawala was the architect. It is a commercial and shopping complex.

Local landmarks[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ India's highest deal for a flat: Rs 1.11 lakh/sq ft - Times Of India. Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com (2012-02-08). Retrieved on 2013-12-06.
  2. ^ :: CPRA : Cuffe Parade Residents Association ::. Cpramumbai.com (1975-12-25). Retrieved on 2013-12-06.
  3. ^ "Night the city became the scene of a bloodbath". 28 November 2008. Retrieved 28 November 2008. 

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