Mumbai’s Iconic Haji Ali Dargah To Get Major Facelift; Here’s All You Need To Know

The pathway leading to the religious site will be widened.

by Shreya Ghosh
Mumbai’s Iconic Haji Ali Dargah To Get Major Facelift; Here’s All You Need To Know

Haji Ali Dargah is one of Mumbai’s iconic revered sites. The religious place welcomes thousands of visitors from different faiths every day. For many tourists travelling to the City of Dreams, this famous site often gets included in their travel itineraries. The time has come to upgrade a part of this sacred mosque in Mumbai by broadening the pathway leading to Haji Ali Dargah. Read on to know the upcoming construction to be conducted here.

Pathway Of Haji Ali Dargah Will Get A Significant Transformation

Haji Ali Dargah
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As we all know this religious site often gets overcrowded by visitors. A major decision has been taken to prioritise everyone’s safety and manage the footfall. Mumbai’s Haji Ali Dargah will soon go under a significant transformation as the Mumbai District Collectorate stated about broadening the pathway heading to the site. According to a report by Mumbai Live, this road will be upgraded to 10 metres from the present 5 metres.

Not only expanding the road in width, there are plans to increase its height as well. The management of Haji Ali Dargah has asked for a height upgrade. Responding to the request, the concerned authorities will also work on the pathway’s height and raise it to 7 metres. Another key part of the facelift is developing 2 parapet walls along either side of the pathway leading to the dargah. These walls will be constructed to secure visitors’ safety, especially from high tides.

The Central Water & Power Research Centre has approved the project idea, according to a report by Oneindia. The Maharashtra Coastal Zone Authority also nodded yes to it. The estimated budget for the construction is ₹19 crores. PWD’s harbour engineering department will have the primary responsibility of the Haji Ali Dargah’s pathway broadening project.

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More Information About The Upcoming Facelift

Haji Ali Dargah
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  • The expected duration required to complete the planned development is about 18 months.
  • The money needed for the transformation will be taken from the District Planning Development Committee.
  • Each parapet wall to be built on both sides of the pathway will be 264 metres.

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