Cuffe Parade

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Cuffe Parade
Neighbourhood
A view towards the World Trade Center
A view towards the World Trade Center
Cuffe Parade is located in India
Cuffe Parade
Cuffe Parade
Cuffe Parade is located in Maharashtra
Cuffe Parade
Cuffe Parade
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
CountryIndia
StateMaharashtra
DistrictMumbai City
MetroMumbai
Elevation
4 m (13 ft)
Languages
 • OfficialMarathi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
400005[1]
Area code(s)022
Vehicle registrationMH 01
Civic agencyBMC
MVRDC

Cuffe Parade is the historical and most significant business district in Western India. Located at the southern end of Mumbai, it is home to a collection of commercial and office high-rises. It is bordered to the north by Nariman Point, which along with Cuffe Parade, form the greater CBD region of Mumbai.

History[edit]

Cuffe Parade old

Cuffe Parade was named after T. W. Cuffe of the Bombay City Improvement Trust, which reclaimed around 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 over thirty storeys high.

Prior to the mid 2000's, some of the tallest buildings in Asia were located in Cuffe Parade. Unlike Nariman Point to the North, Cuffe Parade's lack of proximity to major historical sites have allowed construction of towers above 150 metres of height. However, in recent years, residential towers in Parel, along with commercial towers in Bombay Central have overtaken Cuffe Parade's skyline.

Cuffe Parade has been making a resurgence in recent years, with a slew of residential and commercial towers going up along the bay facing Nariman Point. There are also plans to greenfly the edge of the bay, allowing a seamless park/plaza between Cuffe Parade and Marine Drive.

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.[2]
  • Cuffe Parade Resident Association is a citizen’s organisation looking after the interests of the Cuffe Parade area since 1971.[3]
  • 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.[4]
  • MVRDC World Trade Centre I is located at Cuffe Parade in Mumbai, it is 156 metres high and has 35 floors. It is a commercial and shopping complex.
  • One of India's top media empires, that of Ronnie Screwvala, started in 1981, right here when he brought one of India's first cable TV channels to Cuffe Parade.

Local landmarks[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pin code : Cuffe Parade, Mumbai". pincode.org.in. Retrieved 9 February 2015.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ :: CPRA : Cuffe Parade Residents Association :: Archived 2004-04-08 at the Wayback Machine.. Cpramumbai.com (1975-12-25). Retrieved on 2013-12-06.
  4. ^ "Night the city became the scene of a bloodbath". 28 November 2008. Archived from the original on 2 June 2015. Retrieved 28 November 2008.
  5. ^ "G D SOMANI Memorial School (ICSE)". www.gdsomani.org. Retrieved 2018-01-04.
  6. ^ "G D SOMANI Memorial School (ICSE)". www.gdsomani.org. Retrieved 2018-01-04.

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