Cidco to se­cure its plots against en­croach­ers, calls for ten­ders

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - Tas­neem Kausar ■ ht­for­nav­i­mum­bai@hin­dus­tan­

CBD BE­LA­PUR: The City and In­dus­trial De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion (Cidco) has been tak­ing a num­ber of steps to curb the men­ace of il­le­gal con­struc­tions. Among them is a de­ci­sion to cover its open plots with bound­aries to se­cure them from en­croach­ers.

Cidco has called for ten­ders for the work. It be­lieves this will help pre­vent il­le­gal con­struc­tions from com­ing up on its plots.

Cidco se­nior pub­lic re­la­tions of­fi­cer Mo­han Ninawe said, “Cidco has ini­ti­ated a de­mo­li­tion drive against struc­tures built af­ter 2012. Since the freed plots were not se­cured, they have once again been built upon. This has negated all the work done by Cidco.”

He added, “Cidco will now con­struct bound­aries at all the plots that are un­der its ju­ris­dic­tion. The plots that are freed from en­croach­ment will also be cov­ered.”

The land mafia has been brazenly un­der­tak­ing il­le­gal con­struc­tions in the city. De­spite the is­sue of de­mo­li­tion of il­le­gal build­ings in Digha com­ing to the fore, re­ports of new il­le­gal con­struc­tions are com­ing up from other ar­eas of the city.

Cidco has re­served sev­eral plots for so­cial projects in all the nodes of the city. It has erected sign­boards on them declar­ing the plot to be its property.

How­ever, since the plots are not cov­ered, a large num­ber of them have been en­croached upon and are be­ing mis­used by a num­ber of peo­ple.

At two plots in Juhugaon, sev­eral small busi­nesses have come up. Nurs­eries, con­struc­tion ma­te­ri­als, Chi­nese food stalls, among oth­ers all have their pres­ence here.

Cidco has planned to take ac­tion against con­struc­tions that have again come up on plots where the ear­lier struc­tures were de­mol­ished. We will then im­me­di­ately de­mar­cate the plots.

MO­HAN NINAWE, se­nior pub­lic re­la­tions of­fi­cer, Cidco

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