MMRDA will resettle 64 occupants of Netaji Nagar, Kurla at Bharat Nagar, BKC Permanently
Mumbai 23 June 2010: The Mumbai Metropolitan Region development Authority (MMRDA) will resettle 64 occupants of Netaji Nagar, Kurla at Bharat Nagar, BKC site of Maharashtra Housing & Area Development Authority (MHADA). Housing Development and Infrastructure Ltd (HDIL) has been developing the MHADA site at Bharat Nagar, Bandra East. The resettlement of these 64 occupants will expedite the ongoing remaining work of Santracruz Chembur Link road (SCLR) project.
Earlier Before finalizing the Bharat Nagar site, Mr. Ratnakar Gaikwad, Metropolitan Commissioner, MMRDA offered to resolve the issue of relocation by offering six options to these 64 occupants but due to certain reasons they were not being accepted due to which the construction at the SCLR was delayed.
The MMRDA will offer these 64 tenants each one flat of 450 sq. feet carpet area. Currently these 64 occupants are residing in 217 sq. feet carpet area flat.
“The prestigious 6.45 km long SCLR is a very crucial development and the MMRDA has convinced the 64 occupants of Netaji Nagar that they will be resettled at Bharat Nagar. The work of SCLR project can speed up to ultimately answer few of the city’s traffic woes”, said Mr.SVR Srinivas, Additional Metropolitan Commissioner, MMRDA.
If Netaji Nagar occupants are not in mood of acceptance of this proposal, their buildings along with land will be acquired under section 32(1) of the MMRDA Act. On this background on 7th of April, 2010 a draft notification was issued to all the occupants and in due course a final notification will be served by the Urban Development Department, Govt of Maharashtra.
“The proposed integrated S.R Scheme on MHADA site at Bharat Nagar is in an advance planning stage, after acceptance from Netaji Nagar Society the construction activity will begin and will be completed within the period of two years. Until then these occupants will be shifted to alternate accommodations on the leave and license basis for 24 months and accordingly the prevailing rent of the area will be given to the occupants to resettle in the nearby area of Kurla vicinity” said Mr. P H Warwadekar, Planner, MMRDA. He further added, “SCLR affected 13 MHADA buildings of New Tilak Nagar, three buildings of Old Tilak Nagar, Chembur, two row houses of Chembur and two MHADA buildings of Netaji Nagar, Kurla occupants are main hurdles of this SCLR project but finally with the negotiations, coordination and personal dialogues with the representatives of their concern society’s their R&R issues were resolved.
Once the 6.4 km first ever double decor flyover under SCLR project is complete, it will reduce the traveling time drastically and motorists will enjoy hassle free ride to their destination.