242 structures demolished to pave way for Metro car depot

Mumbai, 06 May, 2010 – The entire lot of two hundred and forty two structures were demolished by MMRDA at the Sahayog Nagar, Four Bunglows for the construction of the Versova Car Depot for the Metro project. The total area of 7068 sq metre of CTS no 866 C was vacated, barricaded and handed over to Mumbai Metro One Pvt Ltd to facilitate the development of the Metro Car Depot, which is crucial for the 11 km Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar Metro route.
The phase two of the demolition was done on May 05, where the remaining 15 structures of the 242 structures were demolished, of which eight eligible structures were rehabilitated to Poonam Nagar, Andheri and Oshiwara.
“The car depot is an important aspect of the Versova Andheri Ghatkopar corridor and the clearance of the land will aid the depot development work and ensure the timely completion of the same.” said Mr. SVR Srinivas, Additional Metropolitan Commissioner, MMRDA.
The land was acquired by MMRDA in August 2009. After the acquisition Deputy collector, Encroachment, conducted the eligibility criteria verification of the encroached structures and post verification eight structures were found eligible for the rehabilitation and the rest 234 structures were found ineligible.
The phase one, of the demolition was conducted on January 28, 2010 and Two hundred twenty seven structures were demolished by following due process.
The proposed car depot will house the main control room for the VAG corridor and the work of assembling railway tracks will also be carried out at the depot.

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