Navi Mumbai airport plan B ready: Chavan


airAfter the Prime Minister has given a green signal for the new Navi Mumbai airport, it is facing opposition from five villages; the state government is already planning out a substitute plan for the new airport in the state.

The new plan was declared by the CM Pritiviraj Chavan while addressing a submit in the state. The state government is working out on a cashless land for land formula with the agitators. The govt is planning to develop a new township named Pushpak Nagar in which they will give back 27 pc to the affected people.

According to this plan the value will be per hectare will be around Rs 19 cr. The state govt is also planning to extend Juhu airport 22 km further into the sea. The city is chocking and it needs to grow in every direction.

The CM said that his close connection with infra sector brought him from Delhi to Maharashtra to become the Chief Minister of the state. The govt is also planning new cluster policy or the sector to grow in the state.

The govt is planning proper housing colonies with better amenities and requested the public to give their suggestions for the development of the city.

On the burning matter of demolition of Campa Cola premises, he declared that his sympathies are with the residents but his hands were tied as the top court had given the order to demolish the compound.

The CM also declared that the state government has already ordered infrastructure projects worth Rs 6,000 crore to Rs 7,000 crore. These include Mumbai’s first metro, monorail, new eastern freeway, new cross road between Chembur and Santacruz and new elevated Sahar road.

PM to intervene in infra projects in Maharashtra


Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will take personal attention to make sure that the Navi Mumbai airport takes off. Now that the project affected people will be getting 22.5 pc of the developed land with an average of 2 floor space index in the area.

The growers from the area have been assured of suitable compensation. The land acquired would be developed into a state-of-the art airport with international standards.  The facilities will be world class for the travelers.

The major issues concerning the new Airport facing are like Churchgate-Virar Elevated Suburban Rail Corridor; Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL); Colaba-Bandra SEEPZ; Salt Pan Land and Indu Mills Land were deliberated at length.

A high-level meeting was taken place in Mumbai in which Manmohan Singh, Pritiviraj Chavan, Sharad Pawar, P Chidambaram, Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Ajit Pawar and other minister and officials took part to discus the issue.

In a effort to give another life line to Maharashtra infra sector, a new Rs 9,689 cr MTHL project is being declared and the CM urged the PM to declare it as a National Project and provide enough financial support to the project.

The new mega project involves a total distance of 22 km which will have hassle free link from Mumbai to Navi Mumbai, Pune Goa and South India.

The state government urged the PM to intervene in the infra projects to remove blockages and help the state to get approvals for the projects.