Adani Group bags Dharavi Redevelopment Project as highest bidder

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Adani Group bags Dharavi Redevelopment Project

Gautam Adani-led Adani Properties on 29 November bagged the Dharavi redevelopment project, Asia's second largest slum colony, as the highest bidder.

Important facts

  • Adani Properties, the highest bidder offered Rs 5,069 crore as its investment in the project.

  • The Adani group quoted Rs 5,069 crore for this project, followed by Rs 2,025 crore quoted by the DLF group. 

  • Dubai-based infrastructure firm Seclink Technologies Corporation turned out to be a successful bidder in January 2019 against Adani.

  • Dharavi redevelopment will involve a massive investment of money upfront, amid tricky complications of land acquisition and rehabilitation. 

What is the Dharavi redevelopment project?

  • Dharavi is only a short drive from India's richest business district, the Bandra-Kurla Complex, which has the largest concentration of commercial offices in the country.

  • The slum, spread over 2.8 sq km, is home to an informal leather and pottery industry that employs over a lakh people.

  • The state government had envisaged to convert this slum area into a cluster of skyscrapers with better urban infrastructure.

  • It entailed resettling 68,000 people, including slum dwellers and those with commercial establishments.

  • In 1999, the BJP-Sena government first proposed to redevelop Dharavi. 

  • Thereafter, the Maharashtra government in 2003-04 decided to redevelop Dharavi as an integrated planned township, and an action plan for this was approved.

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