Cidco to file FIR against quarrying on airport land
CBD BELAPUR: To fast-track the Navi Mumbai International Airport ( NMIA) project, joint managing director, V Radha along with Cidco officials visited rehabilitation and resettlements (R&R) sites, Pushpak Nagar and core airport area on Friday.
After getting complaints about illegal quarrying taking place in the airport core and non- aeronautical area, Radha visited the sites of illegal quarrying at Pargoan, Dungi, Kolhi and Kopar.
Cidco senior public relations officer, Mohan Ninawe, said: “The joint MD has directed filing of a first information report (FIR) at the police station. The letter will also be sent to Raigad district collector, chairman of NHAI and chairman of JNPT.”
The officials claimed that barring the container yard area, about 80% land development work was complete in Sector 25 and 25- A. Also, approval from project-affected groups / societies is needed for some developmental works.
The work to widen the retaining wall abutting Amra Marg is on NHAI.
“The joint MD reviewed the status of land development works and issues related to Pushpak Nagar. She was told that out of 91 hectares, 75 hectares is completed except some areas admeasuring around 12 hectares. It has been left out due to villagers’ resistance and about 22.549 hectare is under forest clearance,” said Ninawe.
Radha reviewed the progress of the infrastructure work at Karanjade and Vadghar. She told officials to finish the work in time.
To undertake the developmental activities at Talaopali, Radha said that the rental scheme is on the anvil and soon the villagers of Talaopali would be shifted. This will fast-track the development activities.