A view towards the World Trade Center
|• Type||Municipal Corporation|
|• Body||Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (MCGM)|
|Elevation||4 m (13 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Vehicle registration||MH 01|
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.
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 2000s, 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 has allowed construction of towers above 150 metres of height. However, in recent years, residential towers in Parel, along with commercial towers in Mumbai 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.
- 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.
- Cuffe Parade Resident Association is a citizen's organisation looking after the interests of the Cuffe Parade area since 1971.
- The slum children of the area are educated by schools organised by Bina Sheth Lashkari.
- It is suspected that some of the original attackers in the November Mumbai attacks disembarked from a boat in the area in 2008, according to local eyewitnesses.
- 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.
- Taj President Hotel
- World Trade Centre
- G D Somani Memorial School
- BD Somani International School
- Makers Arcade
- WIRC of ICAI
- Colaba Woods
- Mehr Naz building
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