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09 December 2023

Indian developer plans to build world's tallest tower

Courtesy: The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

By Parag Deulgaonkar

An Indian developer is planning to build the world’s tallest tower in Gujarat, according to media report.

A Mumbai-based developer Harihara Mahapatra has proposed the tower in the upcoming “Dream City” project at Khajod, Surat, with the tower being as high as 1.2 kilometre, Times of India reported.

Constructing of the tower would require an investment of about Rs1.2 billion (Dh697 million) with the developer seeking an area of one square kilometre.

After the discussion with Surat collector, the proposal was forwarded to Gujarat Infrastructure Development Board, the newspaper said.

No details were given on the tower, but the company has claimed that it is planning to create the tallest structure using a new patented technology.

The 828-metre Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest tower and houses 900 apartments, 144 private Armani Residences, the tallest observation deck.

Burj Khalifa holds number of Guinness World Records titles such as tallest Building; tallest man-made structure on land ever; highest residential apartments (385 metre); most floors in a building (160); highest restaurant from ground level (441 metre); tallest elevator (504 metre) and highest observation deck (555.7 mertre).

Dubai is also already home to Princess Tower (414 metre), the world's highest residential tower and JW Marriott Marquis (355 metre), the world's highest hotel and Infinity Tower (310 metre), the world's tallest tower featuring a 90-degree twist.

The National Real Estate Development Council, a top real estate developer association of India, had visited Dubai in August 2013 to study and explore the possibility of bringing in new construction technologies; foreign direct investments; speed up construction and financing of housing and real estate projects in India along with understanding the water desalination technology in Dubai.

The world’s tallest statue – ‘Statue of Unity’ – is being built in Gujarat, the home state of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.