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Altamount Road
Billionaires’ Row
Neighbourhood
Altamount Road is located in Mumbai
Altamount Road
Altamount Road
Altamount Road is located in Maharashtra
Altamount Road
Altamount Road
Altamount Road is located in India
Altamount Road
Altamount Road
Coordinates: 18°58′05″N 72°48′34″E / 18.9681°N 72.8095°E / 18.9681; 72.8095Coordinates: 18°58′05″N 72°48′34″E / 18.9681°N 72.8095°E / 18.9681; 72.8095
CountryIndia
StateMaharashtra
CityMumbai
Government
 • BodyBrihanmumbai Municipal Corporation
Languages
 • OfficialMarathi, Hindi & English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
400026[1]

Altamount Road, also known as India's Billionaires’ Row, is an affluent neighbourhood in Mumbai, India.

The area is notable for some of the most expensive residences in the world consisting of ultra-luxurious residential skyscrapers, constructed or in development. It is the most expensive street in India and 10th most expensive in the world.

The most prominent buildings on the street are The Imperial, Lodha Altamount, Antilia and Raheja One Altamount. The ultra-luxury building boom in the area predates the term "Billionaire's Row."

The street

On Altamount Road are the consulates of Indonesia (No. 19) and of South Africa (bungalow 20); on the connecting Carmichael Road are the Belgian, Chinese, and Japanese consulates. The road has been in the news in recent times because of the completed construction of the costliest home in the world, Antilia, a 27-storey mansion by the Indian industrialist, Mukesh Ambani. In 2008, it was rated as the 10th most affluent street in the world.[2] Altamount Road is a very wealthy area, and also home to several industrialists. The Mafatlal complex is also located here.[3][4] Also, it is home to Lodha Altamount which created history in November 2015 by selling the most expensive apartment in the country.[5]

Mukesh and Nita Ambani's private skyscraper Antilia as seen from Altamount Road
Lodha Altamount, a luxury residential skyscraper as seen from Billionaires' Row
The Imperial, a modernist style twin-tower residential skyscraper complex
Antilia, Lodha Altamount and The Imperial are one of the luxurious skyscrapers in Altamount Road (Billionaires' Row)

The road was officially renamed "S. K. Barodawalla Marg" in the 1990s,[6] but residents, the city's taxi-drivers, and others continue to refer to it by its former name. It has a large number of trees and heritage buildings, such as the official residence of the Chairman of the Bombay Port Trust, the residence of the Municipal Commissioner of Mumbai, the consulate residence of Japan, Belgium and formerly the United States, and the official residence of the General Manager of Western Railways. The residential bungalow of the Bombay Port Trust was originally made by George Wittet, who also designed the Gateway of India and The Grand Hotel at Ballard Estate.

References

  1. ^ "Pin code : Altamount Road, Mumbai". indiapincodes.net. Retrieved 5 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Wealth Holding Page". Wealth-bulletin.com. Archived from the original on 20 April 2010. Retrieved 14 August 2010.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 1 June 2007. Retrieved 2 June 2007.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ Randeep Ramesh New Delhi (1 June 2007). "Indian tycoon builds tower block home | Business". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 14 August 2010.
  5. ^ "At Rs 160 crore, flat in Altamount Rd bldg sets national record". 26 November 2015. Retrieved 4 December 2015.
  6. ^ Giridharadas, Anand (15 June 2008). "A tycoon for the new India, loyal to the old". The New York Times. Retrieved 16 December 2015.