Builders slam Cidco over Naina projects

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

Navi Mum­bai de­vel­op­ers have come out in the open to at­tack Cidco, al­leg­ing that the at­ti­tude of some of­fi­cials is lead­ing to projects in Naina re­gion be­ing stalled.

They have de­manded that the chief min­is­ter have a relook at the NAINA pro­ject based on sim­i­lar projects else­where in the coun­try.

The Cidco-de­vel­op­ers clash has been brew­ing off late in Navi Mum­bai with both sides point­ing fig­ures at each other. While the de­vel­op­ers are blam­ing CIDCO for non-clear­ance of projects in NAINA re­gion, CIDCO has stated that the de­vel­op­ers have not been ful­fill­ing the re­quire­ments, go­ing as far as nam­ing the de­vel­op­ers and their al­leged vi­o­la­tions.

Speak­ing at a press con­fer­ence in Vashi on Wed­nes­day, Ashok Ch­ha­jer, chair­man and man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of Ari­hant Su­per­struc­tures Ltd, said, “Our main con­cern is that the main ob­jec­tive of gov­ern­ment of Ma­ha­rash­tra to give af­ford­able hous­ing for all is dis­re­spected by some of the of­fi­cers of NAINA re­sult­ing into non-avail­abil­ity of hous­ing stock free of cost in PPP mod­els.”

Ch­ha­jer said, “There is a need for probe into the rea­sons for de­lay in grant­ing per­mis­sions to de­vel­op­ers to check if there is some­thing more to it.”

He said, “We are re­quest­ing the chief min­is­ter to please look at Mi­han pro­ject in Nag­pur and other sim­i­lar projects in Gu­jarat and Hyderabad be­fore fi­nal­is­ing the pol­icy on NAINA. The small farm­ers will be de­stroyed in the present sce­nario.”

Ra­jesh Pra­jap­ati, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of Pra­jap­ati group, said: “CIDCO has it­self stated that just 29 of the 251 ap­pli­ca­tions re­ceived by it in NAINA re­gion have been ap­proved. It is a shame. The talk about doc­u­ments not be­ing in or­der does not make sense. We have been do­ing this busi­ness for years.”

BACHCHAN KU­MAR

Builders at the press con­fer­ence on Wed­nes­day.

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