17-mem­ber cit­i­zens’ com­mit­tee ad­vises Cidco on ma­jor is­sues

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - HT NAVI MUMBAI - G Mo­hi­ud­din Jeddy ht­for­nav­i­mum­bai@hin­dus­tan­times.com

CBD BE­LA­PUR: Cidco vice-chair­man and man­ag­ing di­rec­tor San­jay Bha­tia, who had an­nounced soon af­ter his ap­point­ment that he would form a fo­rum of stake­hold­ers of the city to bet­ter un­der­stand var­i­ous civic is­sues, has kept to his word.

A 17-mem­ber stake­holder com­mit­tee com­pris­ing cit­i­zens from var­i­ous walks of life has been formed. The com­mit­tee has al­ready met Bha­tia once and dis­cussed sev­eral is­sues. More meet­ings are ex­pected soon.

Mem­bers in­clude ex­perts in city plan­ning, econ­omy, RTI, real es­tate, en­gi­neer­ing, sports, ed­u­ca­tion, health, so­cial work and also union lead­ers and pro­ject af­fected per­sons (PAP).

Mo­han Ni­nawe, Cidco’s pub­lic re­la­tions of­fi­cer, said “The first meet­ing was fruit­ful. The MD had pre­pared 10 points for dis­cus­sion with the com­mit­tee mem­bers who re­sponded well.”

Ni­nawe added, “Th­ese in­cluded in­creas­ing Cidco’s cred­i­bil­ity as it has been do­ing a lot of work that has not come to peo­ple’s no­tice. This in­cludes the air­portPAP is­sue over land ac­qui­si­tion, mass hous­ing schemes in­clud­ing pro­vid­ing in­cen­tives to de­vel­op­ers to con­struct houses for the eco­nom­i­cally weaker sec­tions, and so on.”

The ob­jec­tive of the com­mit­tee will be for the MD to take guid­ance from a think tank that is not as­so­ci­ated with Cidco for so­lu­tions to var­i­ous is­sues. This shar­ing of ideas will pro­vide pos­i­tive in­puts to Cidco, Ni­nawe added.

BACHCHAN KUMAR

The com­mit­tee dis­cussed many of Cidco’s projects, such as the new air­port, at its first meet­ing.

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