The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will start building the city’s first textile museum at the defunct United Mill compound in Kalachowki in Chinchpokli in February.
BMC, held a pre-bid meeting for the first phase of the museum. The museum — which will document, archive and represent Mumbai’s textile legacy — will be spread over 16.3 acres of land. 14 acres will be used for construction and the rest for beautification.
The first phase consists of landscaping around a lake inside the compound, an amphitheatre, a seating area overlooking the lake and a cafeteria.
This is estimated to cost the civic body around Rs6.6 crore.