The civic general body has finally given the green signal to start the acquisition process of two designated public amenity plots in Juhu measuring over 10,000 sq m, which costs around Rs 81 crore.
The deadline for purchasing a 7,441 sq m open plot at Juhu Vile Parle Development (JVPD) scheme, which is reserved for recreation ground (RG) and partially for road, was December 3.
The plot is worth Rs 63 crore while the purchase notice of another plot admeasuring 2,980 sq m, meant for an international library, worth Rs 18 crore, will be acquired by the BMC soon.
On Friday, the civic general body, cleared proposals for both plots.
Now, the civic administration will approach the suburban collector.
The collector will appoint a special land officer, who will verify the ownership of the plots and fix the final price and start the process.
Meanwhile, mayor Shraddha Jadhav is still hoping to get both plots free of cost. “We will try to get all plots free of cost which are designated for public amenities,” said Jadhav.
Aseem Gupta, additional municipal commissioner, said accepting the purchase notice does not mean the association is owner of the plot.
“Ownership of the plot will be verified by the SLO and he will fix the price, which will be based on the location, measurement and use of the plot,” said Gupta.