Members of Mumbai's high-rise committee this week backed the concept of building 78 buildings over 70 meters tall (230 feet) in order to relieve the city's residential shortage. Mumbai has only 30 buildings of 100 meters or more, while Shanghai has 130 and New York has 550, committee leaders noted.
(The Skyscraper Center database actually shows 42 buildings in Mumbai over 100 meters)
Speaking at the Rising Skyline of Mumbai conference, hosted by the local engineers, architects and town planners association, high-rise committee chairman Shafi Parkar said that tall buildings are a “necessary alternative for the rising population of Mumbai,” according to local media sources. He promised that approval and zoning decisions would not be made without extensive consultation with local institutions.