Hiten Sethi being felicitated for NMMC

The new headquarters of the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) off Palm Beach Road, Belapur, was inaugurated by Union Agriculture minister and NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Tuesday. The ceremony was graced by prominent political dignitaries such as deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar, Thane guardian minister Ganesh Naik, Mayor Sagar Naik, MP Sanjeev Naik, MLA Sandeep Naik and others.

This is A blend of modern and traditional architecture, Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation’s (NMMC) new head office, the new iconic structure is all set to create record of sorts which is designed by Architect Hiten Sethi.

Sagar Naik detailed out the special features of the headquarters. "It is a special building, both from an architecture point of view and the amenities it is likely to provide," said the mayor. The new headquarters building is spread over an area of 19,995 sq mtr of land, which includes a building of basement + ground + five upper floors with atriums and double heights.

The building has been built in a dome structure with its terrace fitted with anti-reflective tiles, and will have amenities like rainwater harvesting system, and solar panel system.

The building will also have various civic facilities like education, public health, planning and welfare, property tax and local body departments which were earlier located at Belapur, Turbhe, Vashi and Koparkhairne. The NMMC headquarters building has been developed at a cost of Rs 150 crore.