Ma­ha­rash­tra Bha­van in city soon: Mha­tre

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

CBD BELAPUR: Al­most 18 years after Cidco re­served a 8,000-sqm plot for a Ma­ha­rash­tra Bha­van, the con­struc­tion work is likely to start soon, lo­cal MLA Manda Mha­tre said on Tues­day.

She hoped that dur­ing her leg­isla­tive ten­ure she will see the com­ple­tion of the con­struc­tion work.

The bha­van will pro­vide lodg­ing fa­cil­i­ties to elected rep­re­sen­ta­tives and of­fi­cials, and pro­mote state’s cul­ture. Lo­cal project af­fected peo­ple (PAP), women, self­help groups and other or­gan­i­sa­tions will also be al­lowed to set up shops near the build­ing to boost em­ploy­ment, Mha­tre said.

She, along with City and In­dus­trial Devel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion (Cidco) of­fi­cials and party lead­ers, in­spected the plot in Sec­tor 30A of Vashi close to the Vashi rail­way sta­tion for the pro­posed project.

Cidco has al­lot­ted plots in the area to sev­eral state gov­ern­ments for con­struc­tion of their state bha­vans. “De­spite the plot hav­ing been re­served years ago, no one has been both­ered to have the Bha­van con­structed here. It is sad that the plot is be­ing used for park­ing, func­tions and fes­ti­vals,” she said. “I have spo­ken to chief min­is­ter Deven­dra Fad­navis on the con­struc­tion of the Bha­van by Cidco at the ear­li­est. I am con­fi­dent that the work will be taken up soon and I will en­ter the Bha­van dur­ing my ten­ure,” she added.

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