<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>In a first of its kind step, a municipal market in the city will be redeveloped to accommodate facilities like an auditorium, theatres, multiple-floor parking slots, doctors’ staff quarters and many other facilities. The Topiwala municipal market located in Goregaon West, which is only a ground-floor structure accommodating 206 licensed shops, will be redeveloped into a 16-storey building. It will have a market on 2 floors and rest of the floors will be utilised for accommodating the said facilities.The project is estimated to cost Rs 122.90 crore and tender for appointing a contractor for the proposed redevelopment has already been floated by the BMC city engineering department.Sangita Hansale, Assistant Municipal Commissioner (Markets), said, “It is a first of its kind plan where a municipal market is being redeveloped with facilities like an auditorium, drama theatres and the top floors will be utilised as residential staff quarters for doctors. BMC has a couple of other municipal markets in its scheme of things with the same plan. However, the plan for the Topiwala market is the first to be finalised.”According to the design plan, the redeveloped Topiwala market will have 16 floors with two basements. It will have markets on ground and first floor and three podiums. The market building will also have drama theatres and allied users from its 4th to 8th floors. The doctors’ staff quarters will be from the 10th to 16th floor. There will be a total 53 staff quarters. The building will also have a parking facility for 186 vehicles with other amenities.THE THINGS TO COMEAccording to the design plan, the redeveloped market will have 16 floors with two basements. It will have markets on ground and first floor and three podiums. The building will also have theatres and doctors’ staff quarters will be from the 10th to 16th floor.

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