The City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO) has sanctioned the first land pooling and reconstitution town planning scheme under the Navi Mumbai Airport Influence Notified Area (NAINA) wherein around 19.12 hectares land from Akurli, Belavali and Chikle villages will be developed initially.

The planning authority, CIDCO, has also sanctioned Rs 21 crore for the infrastructure development for these villages.

After sanction of Development Plan of 23 villages in April 2017, CIDCO envisaged three Town Planning (TP) schemes admeasuring total 653 hectares in NAINA. The first scheme has been sanctioned which included these three villages, while the second scheme has been submitted to the Director Town Planning Pune for consultation. The tentative proposal of third scheme admeasuring 440 hectares is ready for presentation to the landowners at the meet between October 4 to October 6.

On completion of the said three schemes, CIDCO will be in a position to develop about 70 km of road, 82 hectares of open space, 30 hectares of amenity, 36 hectares of EWS housing and 110 hectares of growth centre. Almost 30% of the development plan reservations are getting materialised through these three schemes.

Public relation officer of CIDCO, Priya Ratambe, said that the land pooling in these three villages has been completed and CIDCO has approved infrastructure development like construction of roads; including footpaths, street light, drainages and water pipelines.

As per the sanctioned draft scheme, every land owner included in the scheme shall get net 40% of developed land.

However, developers from Navi Mumbai believe that the TP scheme of CIDCO is not feasible. Haresh Chheda, president of Builders Association of Navi Mumbai (BANM) said that the present scheme is not feasible as it is very difficult to consume 2.5 FSI. “We cannot go vertical as there is restriction due to proposed Navi Mumbai International Airport (NMIA),” said Chheda. He added that the CIDCO should give back 50% develop land instead of present 40% develop land.

Under the scheme, the CIDCO will provide all infrastructures and the owner need not have to provide amenity and open spaces. Even, CIDCO has promised to make houses for the economically weaker section.



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