Pushpak Nagar to be ready by 2018 Water transport plan: Cidco to issue tenders for jetty at Nerul ON THE ANVIL
GREENFIELD SMART CITY The Rs941 crore project, spread over 230 hectares, is expected to house 2.4 lakh people
The City and Industrial Development Corporation (Cidco) Navi Mumbai South Smart City project also has the greenfield smart city – Pushpak Nagar, which is planned to be a model for the Cidco smart city project.
The work on Rs941-crore project, spread over 230 hectares, has already begun.
It is expected to be completed by December 2018. A total of 2.4 lakh people are expected to live in the node.
Pushpak Nagar is located in the southern area of Navi Mumbai on NH4B, approaching the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT). It is at a distance of around 40km from the existing airport at Mumbai and 4km from the proposed Navi Mumbai International Airport (NMIA). The entire area of Pushpak Nagar falls in the Panvel taluka in Raigad.
Cidco vice-chairman and managing director, Sanjay Bhatia said, “As Cidco is moving ahead with the development of NMIA, rehabilitation and resettlement have become an integral part.”
He added, “The package proposed by Cidco and finalised by the government of Maharashtra envisages compensation in the form of land against the land acquired for the development of NMIA.
Bhatia said, “The 230 hectare Pushpak Nagar township has been planned for allotment of the land under 22.5% scheme to the PAP.”
“As this township is coming right next to NMIA, Cidco has decided to develop this township with top-class infrastructure,” added Bhatia.
“Cidco has also decided to develop this township as a greenfield smart township which will be completely financed by Cidco and will be able to accommodate a population of 2.4 lakh people,” said Bhatia.
As it is a greenfield project, from the very outset, it will have state-of-the-art infrastructure which will provide high quality of life to its citizens while ensuring environment sustainability of the city.
The airport project-affected people will get land at Pushpak Nagar under 22.5% scheme.
You will soon be able to take a ferry to Mumbai and even Goa.
The City and Industrial Development Corporation (Cidco) will issue tenders for a jetty at Nerul on Monday.
As part of its Navi Mumbai (South) smart city project, Cidco has been taking up several connectivity projects.
The RoRo (Roll-On/ Roll-Off) water service is one among them. It will enable residents to take their vehicles along the water route in the vessels.
Giving details of the project, Cidco vice-chairman and managing director Sanjay Bhatia said, “We have a huge coastal belt in the city and it can be used well for water transport which has long been pending. It will ease the burden on the highways and save the commuters from traffic jams.”
Bhatia said, “There are three agencies involved in the project. Cidco will be working on the project with Maharashtra Maritime Board (MMB) and Bombay Port Trust (BPT) to start the water transport.”
According to Bhatia, “Jetties will be developed at Bhaucha Dhaka by BPT, MMB will develop Mandwa in Raigad and we will develop the Nerul jetty.”
Bhatia added they would be calling for tenders for the Nerul jetty on Monday.
Plans are afoot to develop the jetties in such a manner that travellers will be able to use RoRo service at all the three jetties to go to Goa.
The water transport project is expected to be completed in two years.