Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation
NAVI MUMBAI: The City and Industrial Development Corporation (Cidco) will transfer 101 plots to Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) in a phased manner, subject to payments.
These plot will be used for community development projects and public welfare schemes across the city.
In the first phase of transfer, 25 plots will be handed over, to be followed by more. Around Rs 1.11 crore will be paid for the transfer of 25 plots in the first phase. In the second phase, the civic body will have to pay around Rs 3.69 crore for another 25 plots to Cidco .
The civic general body meeting, held on Tuesday, sought the approval of members to continue making timely payments to Cidco.
"Payment-related documentation are being processed. Cidco will be paid in installments. Later, demarcation of plots will be done and the agreement will be executed. The decision for transfer will be a boost to the corporation's plans to provide more amenities to the residents," said deputy municipal commissioner (estate department) D Chabukswar.
To ensure there is no delay in transfers , the civic body has sought prior sanction from the general body. "Currently, the rates of 50 plots have been made available and we will be making the payments," added Chabukswar.
The civic body has been persistently demanding the transfer of 596 plots from Cidco for years in order to provide better amenities for the residents.
Civic commissioner Abasaheb Jarhad had said earlier that since NMMC do not own any land, it is entirely dependent on Cidco and MIDC to allot plots for development purposes. The plots to be transferred have been earmarked for facilities like night shelter, schools, parking, health facility, senior citizen centres, community facilities and more.
On June 30, the general body had passed a resolution to seek Cidco plots for garden, playgrounds and schools free of cost.
Also, plots reserved for public development was to be transferred at a nominal 1% rate on permanent ownership as per the Navi Mumbai Disposal of Land (Amendment) Regulations-2008.
"The matter is still pending with the government and till then the civic body has to abide with Cidco's sale price of land set at 25% of the reserve price," said Chabukswar.