Ghan­soli cen­tral park project stopped

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

CBD BELAPUR: Mu­nic­i­pal com­mis­sioner Tukaram Mundhe has or­dered stop­ping work on the cen­tral park project in Ghan­soli.

The work was be­ing car­ried out on the plot that is yet to be trans­ferred to NMMC by City and In­dus­trial Devel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion (Cidco).

Sources claim that civic of­fi­cials had un­der po­lit­i­cal pres­sure of the rul­ing party called for ten­ders and ini­ti­ated work. Cidco did not take NMMC into con­fi­dence and sep­a­rated a part of the plot for other pur­pose.

Savli vil­lage at Sec­tor 3 of Ghan­soli had been re­moved os­ten­si­bly for the devel­op­ment of the cen­tral park.

Since Cidco had used part of the land for other pur­pose, NMMC had re­fused to take pos­ses­sion of the re­main­ing land. How­ever, NMMC had prior to it, through the con­trac­tor be­gun work in the area.

In Au­gust 2014 as assem­bly elec­tions were due, the civic of­fi­cials called for ten­ders de­spite the land not be­ing trans­ferred.

While 44,124 sqm land had been re­served for the cen­tral park project, Cidco asked NMMC to take pos­ses­sion of the land, bar­ring an area of 5,864 sqm.

Sources said that Cidco has plans to sell the land to pri­vate de­vel­op­ers.

The NMMC re­fused to ac­cept Cidco’s par­tial land of­fer.

The trans­fer is­sue has hence lin­gered on lim­it­ing it­self to just meet­ings.

When mu­nic­i­pal com­mis­sioner Mundhe learnt of the is­sue af­ter tak­ing charge, he im­me­di­ate stopped work on the project.

Mundhe said, “The said plot is not yet in NMMC pos­ses­sion. Hence the work go­ing on there has been stopped.”

He added, “There is a pos­si­bil­ity that the con­tract it­self will be can­celled in due course.”

Mundhe said, “We are mak­ing re­lent­less ef­forts to trans­fer Ghan­soli node and also all other util­ity plots that have to come from Cidco. The re­sults should come soon.”


The plot at Ghan­soli ear­marked for cen­tral park project.

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