Reliance Jio Garden established at Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) offers a two-level modern underground car parking area in Mumbai. It also has a green lung spread across 13,000 square meters.The Jio Garden is set up with the joint efforts of Reliance Industries and Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority.
Personalities present at the inauguration
On Wednesday evening, the Jio Garden was inaugurated. Prominent personalities such as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis; Chairman of Reliance Industries, Mukesh Ambani; Founder and Chairperson of Reliance Foundation, Nita Ambani; Bollywood star, Amitabh Bachchan and cricket legend, Sachin Tendulkar were present at the event.
Nita Ambani expressed her delight and said, “Jio Garden is an example of our commitment to creating world-class, multi-purpose and technology-enabled public spaces for a fast growing India.”She also said that the Jio Garden is a reflection of all Mumbaikars’ dreams. While staying in a sophisticated and highly digitized city, they still are close to the beautiful nature.
Facilities in the garden
The parking lot has a capacity to accommodate around 2,000 vehicles at a time. It extends over two underground levels covering an area of 33,546 sq. meters each. The parking area has one of the best systems along with efficient level of security and safety.
The Jio Garden is a lush green area, located just above the parking lot. It resembles Fadnavis’s vision of transforming Mumbai into a completely digitized Smart City with excellent high speed 4G long term evolution (LTE) services along with driver lounges, efficient security system and public address. The attractive garden consists of multi-purpose non-toxic synthetic turf installation, which is one of the biggest in Asia. It is highly supportive of women security, too. It has a special ‘panic button’ installed on every other pillar in the complex.
Reliance Industries has plans to establish many similar gardens across the country. The plan includes creating Greenfield gardens or revamping existing ones. Local flora will be used to redesign the gardens and encourage biodiversity.
Reliance Jio’s upcoming venture
The telecom arm of Reliance Industries, Reliance Jio Infocomm, is gearing up to roll out its 4G service. It is in the final stage of preparations. It is said that the Chairman may announce the exact dates of the launch in its annual general meeting, which is to be held on 12th of June. Experts predict that the services will be launched around mid-July.
Reliance Jio will provide its services to around 2.2 crores customers. The company will offer data services along with voice and other digital services. It will make a total investment of Rs. 70,000 crores for its telecom venture. It is also working to set up the infrastructure in 880 cities and towns across India.
In its recent annual report, Reliance Industries mentioned that Reliance Jio has increased its total equivalent spectrum footprint after the March spectrum auction. Its total uplink and downlink spectrum is 751.1 MHz than the previous 597.6 MHz. With this, the company has also become the largest holder of liberalized spectrum in the country.
Reliance Jio Garden, set up at BKC, will provide a two-level underground car park for Mumbaikars.