The Indian Navy is planning to construct a twin tower of ground+32 floors to augment facilities for married sailors at the Navy Nagar. The foundation stone for this ‘green buildings project’ was laid yesterday by Vice Admiral R. Hari Kumar, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Western Naval Command. Twin tower will provide 464 quarters and associated facilities for the married sailors.
The buildings shall be constructed by the Military Engineering Services under the aegis of the Chief Engineer, Indian Navy. The project has been designed by ARCP Associates Pvt Ltd. while incorporating the latest engineering techniques and green building norms.
The twin tower is among the chain of high-rise residential buildings planned by the navy in Colaba. When completed, the twin tower will mitigate the existing deficiency of married accommodation for sailors to a large extent and also provide better living standards.
Established in 1796, Navy Nagar is a cantonment area in Mumbai. The area is owned and managed solely by the Indian Navy and entry to this area is highly restricted. Navy Nagar houses the residences of Naval officers (also known as NOFRA) and sailors. Navy Nagar is divided into two different sections. Section one consists of “old navy nagar” and consists of smaller (generally five or lesser storied) buildings that were built up to the 1980s. “New navy nagar” consists of taller (14 storied) buildings, though a few older existing buildings are also included in it.