Beware of misleading news about resettlement of Metro 3 project: MMRC

By Accommodation Times News Services

delhi metro buildings under green norms“Beware of Misleading news about resettlement and land acquisition as far as the 33.5-km long Colaba-Bandra-Seepz Metro-3 corridor is concerned”, appealed Ms. Ashiwni Bhide, Managing Director, Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC).

“We require only 2 Ha. of land permanently and a mere 1.5 Ha. of land temporarily for the project. This requirement is spread over 121 parts. Most of the land is open and except at Girgaum and Kalbadevi, only a few houses and shops are getting affected. We are issuing notices to such affected families and owners to enable them to express themselves and for the negotiations as provided by section 126 of the Maharashtra Regional and Town Planning Act. For the purpose, a Hearing Committee has been established. Also, a Compensation Committee has been established under the chairmanship of Mr. Sudhir Thackeray, a retired IAS officer. This Committee will look into the views of the residents and only after the Committee has decided an appropriate compensation the lands will be acquired”, said Ms. Bhide further.

Ms. Bhide further appealed that the residents, who have been issued notices, should come forward and express their views and respond to MMRC and not believe in the half baked news that it is an effort to bulldoze away Marathi homes.

“As far as the Dadar Metro Station is concerned, only 8 families residing in Satish Gupte House are being affected. Since there is no other open space available in the area this dilapidated building is being acquired. The notices are issued only to enable residents to putforth their views. The place will not be acquired unless the residents are heard and compensated appropriately”, assured Ms. Bhide.

“As far as the Dadar Metro Station is concerned, only 8 families residing in Satish Gupte House are being affected. Since there is no other open space available in the area this dilapidated building is being acquired. The notices are issued only to enable residents to putforth their views. The place will not be acquired unless the residents are heard and compensated appropriately”, assured Ms. Bhide.

She added that, issuing notices is a routine procedure once the Soico-Economic Survey has been completed.





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