Of­fi­cials use grass-roots ap­proach, head to vil­lages

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

CBD BE­LA­PUR: The newly-ap­pointed Joint Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor of City and In­dus­trial De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion Ltd ( Cidco), V Radha, has got down to work im­me­di­ately on tak­ing charge.

Stat­ing that the air­port pro­ject is her pri­or­ity, Radha has de­cided to meet the pro­ject af­fected peo­ple (PAPs) of Navi Mum­bai in their vil­lages, along with her of­fi­cials to get first­hand in­for­ma­tion on the is­sues that have led to the de­lay in re­solv­ing their is­sues. The Radha said she wants to win the trust of the PAPs by be­ing trans­par­ent.

Speak­ing in­for­mally on tak­ing over the of­fice, fol­low­ing her ap­point­ment last week, Radha said, “I be­lieve in first study­ing the is­sues in de­tail, then act­ing on them fast. Of what I have seen so far, I feel that there is a need for bet­ter com­mu­ni­ca­tion be­tween the land, en­gi­neer­ing and plan­ning de­part­ments of Cidco for bet­ter co­or­di­na­tion.”

She added, “Of­fi­cials of the three de­part­ments too will jointly visit all the vil­lages start­ing with Dron­a­giri. We will find out the la­cu­nas and help re­solve them. I hope to en­sure that changes start tak­ing shape in twothree months.”

On the de­layed air­port pro­ject for which land ac­qui­si­tion has been the big­gest hur­dle, Radha said, “It is a ques­tion of cred­i­bil­ity. If se­nior of­fi­cials give all the de­tails to the PAPs, it will help. The vi­a­bil­ity of the pro­ject is also a con­sid­er­a­tion, its cost has es­ca­lated im­mensely. We will have to of­fer a lu­cra­tive pack­age to the PAPs.”

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