Details of the ProjectThe proposal of the project is that it will be undertaken by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) and the Bandra-Worli Sea Link has been chosen as the proposed location. Permissions need to be taken from various departments, and also Coastal Regulatory Zone (CRZ) need to be checked before moving ahead with the plan. According to the proposal, there will be capsules in the slow-moving Ferris wheel just like the ones present in the London Eye and it will help the tourists to have a view of the surroundings.
Deputy Chief Minister's OpinionThe Deputy Chief Minister, Ajit Pawar, was the one who highlighted this proposal and said that a lot of funds are needed to turn the idea of the ‘Mumbai Eye’ into a reality. He said that he has already been consulting with financial advisors to bring a change in the amount of revenue.
The Reason for ‘Mumbai Eye’According to the Cabinet, the main motivation for building the ‘Mumbai Eye’ is to attract more tourists from outside as well as from inside the city. Similar Ferris Wheels have already been installed around the world in Singapore, Nanchang and Las Vegas. The London Eye itself attracts 3.75 million tourists every year. This isn’t the first time that the idea has been proposed. Similar ideas were proposed in 2008 and 2014 but weren't executed.
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