Cidco refuses to part with NAINA land
Cidco seems in no mood to give the 200m land along Mumbai-Pune expressway to Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) as proposed by the state government.
The state government had earlier this year issued a draft notification appointing MSRDC as the special planning authority for the region between 95km Mumbai-Pune Expressway and the old Mumbai-Pune Highway. The area proposed under MSRDC includes 84 villages of Panvel and Khalapur talukas.
The area will take away a major chunk of the Navi Mumbai Airport Influence Notified Area (NAINA) area.
Cidco has reportedly told the state government that it is opposed to the plan as NAINA project will be hit hard as it would lose almost 25% of land.
Cidco had said the MSRDC does not have the expertise to develop cities as its role has been to only construct roads. The government aims to develop the corridor around the e-way as a growth centre. It will provide jobs to locals and also fill coffers of MSRDC.
Under the NAINA project, the state government has given 600 kms to Cidco to develop. The area up to Khopoli is an important region that has been proposed to be given to MSRDC.
A Cidco official said, “Cidco is ready to develop the area as required by MSRDC. We have asked the state government to give the right to plan the development only to Cidco.”