Civic body opposes PIL challenging Navi Mumbai plan


Mumbai: The Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) opposed a petition challenging the ‘One Time Planning’ dream which seeks to make the city ultra modern with advanced infra in next two decades. The cost of the project is estimated around Rs 12,821 cr.

The petition filed in the Bombay High Court, said this developmental plan was announced by a Minister only to get political mileage and such plans should be rejected.

The civic body filed an affidavit before the court’s bench answering the claim that such new proposals should not be passed by the Municipal Corporation until it gets the Government approval.

The civic body also said it is not necessary to take the Government approval to pass the budget for this multi-crore scheme imagined for the development of entire Navi Mumbai.

The civic body further added that the plan is just a vision which is not yet implemented. A plan or proposal cannot be challenged until it is executed.

The plan includes construction of new roads, repair the old ones, footpaths, social, educational and health project to raise the living standard of the area.

The city was planned 40years back and it need to reshape the city according to present day needs, the civic body added.

The matter will be heard after the Diwali vacations.


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