Kha­la­pur to be de­vel­oped as smart city

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

Stu­dents of Navi Mum­bai Area Schools As­so­ci­a­tion per­form on their an­nual day pro­gramme on Thurs­day at NMSA ground at Vashi. Prizes of all com­pe­ti­tions or­gan­ised in the last one year were handed over to stu­dents. School­child­ren put up a colour­ful and im­pres­sive per­for­mance at the func­tion.

Eleven vil­lages have come to­gether to build a mod­ern smart in­te­grated town­ship.

Kha­la­pur Na­gar pan­chayat, Kalote Mokashi gram pan­chayat, Nadode gram pan­chayat rep­re­sent­ing the 11 vil­lages have vol­un­tar­ily pooled 3,550 hectares to de­velop an in­te­grated town­ship on the lines of NAINA scheme.

The suc­cess of the ini­tia­tive could trig­ger the spirit of vol­un­tar­ily par­tic­i­pa­tion and boost the over­all de­vel­op­ment of NAINA.

The Kha­la­pur spe­cial pur­pose ve­hi­cle will con­trib­ute 40% land for the pro­ject — 25% for phys­i­cal and so­cial in­fra­struc­ture, 15% for growth cen­tres and de­velop 60% land. The de­vel­op­ment of phys­i­cal and so­cial in­fra­struc­ture within the 60% land com­po­nent will be Kha­la­pur SPV’s re­spon­si­bil­ity.

Se­nior pub­lic re­la­tions of­fi­cer of Cidco Mo­han Ni­nawe said: “Cidco will pro­vide the city and pe­riph­eral level in­fra­struc­ture by util­is­ing 15% growth cen­tre lands con­trib­uted to the pro­ject within ten years in phased man­ner af­ter ap­proval of Kha­la­pur Smart City Pro­ject De­vel­op­ment Plan by the state govern­ment.”

He added, “All the rules and reg­u­la­tions as ap­pli­ca­ble un­der NAINA Scheme, acts no­ti­fied by the cen­tral and state govern­ment and any other reg­u­la­tions by any reg­u­la­tory au­thor­i­ties shall be bind­ing on the Kha­la­pur SPV.”

Ni­nawe said: “Cidco will ap­point a nodal of­fi­cer for the pro­ject. All ap­proval and clear­ances for the pro­ject will be rout- ed through nodal of­fi­cer for the de­vel­op­ment of in­fras­truc­tural works.”

The to­tal cost of de­vel­op­ing this in­te­grated town­ship is es­ti­mated to be Rs7,909 crore. The Kha­la­pur SPV will de­velop in­ter­nal in­fra­struc­ture at the cost of Rs3,287 crore while Cidco will in­vest Rs4,622 crore to­wards city and pe­riph­eral level in­fra­struc­tures. The work on this pro­ject will start by 2017.

Ni­nawe added: “The vol­un­tary land pool­ing of Kha­la­pur vil­lage will set a bench­mark for ur­ban land de­vel­op­ment through vol­un­tar­ily par­tic­i­pa­tion.”

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