City to get its DP af­ter 25 years

CIVIC CHIEF SAYS 20-year plan to be pre­sented in next gen­eral body meet­ing

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

VASHI: Navi Mum­bai is fi­nally set to get its own devel­op­ment plan (DP), 25 years af­ter NMMC came into be­ing. Mu­nic­i­pal com­mis­sioner Tukaram Mundhe has stated that the plan will be pre­sented in the next gen­eral body meet­ing of NMMC for ap­proval.

Mundhe was re­port­edly an­gry at the DP not be­ing pre­pared and or­dered that it be read­ied within two months.

The work on prepa­ra­tion of the DP has been pro­gress­ing at a snail’s pace for years. The NMMC gen­eral body had first ap­proved a res­o­lu­tion for prepa­ra­tion of DP in 1997. How­ever, the DP has not been read­ied till date.

Mundhe has en­trusted the work of pre­par­ing the DP to as­sis­tant di­rec­tor of town plan­ning depart­ment of NMMC, Su­nil Ha­jare.

Mundhe said, “We are still us­ing the DP handed over to us by the City and In­dus­trial Devel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion (Cidco) which it had pre­pared at the time it started the city’s devel­op­ment. We are go­ing as per their reg­u­la­tions.”

He said, “To cor­rect the sit­u­a­tion, I will present the DP for ap­proval in the next gen­eral body meet­ing of the NMMC. It has two as­pects — Ex­ist­ing Land Use (ELU) pat­tern and Pro­pose Land Use (PLU) pat­tern.”

He added, “Once the gen­eral body ap­prove it, the plan will be put in pub­lic do­main for sug­ges­tions and ob­jec­tions. The process will be com­pleted at the ear­li­est.”

The com­mis­sioner said, “We will pre­pare a de­tailed plan of how the devel­op­ment of the city should be in the next 20 years.”

We are still us­ing the DP handed over to us by the City and In­dus­trial Devel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion (Cidco) which it had pre­pared at the time it started devel­op­ment of the city. We are go­ing as per their reg­u­la­tions. TUKARAM MUNDHE, NMMC com­mis­sioner

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