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Maha CM Uddhav Thackeray to inaugurate new district HQ at Palghar today

CIDCO has developed the new district headquarters of Palghar over 103 hectares of land, according to Dr Sanjay Mukherjee, the vice-chairman and managing director of the city-planning agency.
The new district headquarters at Palghar in Maharashtra will be inaugurated today by Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray. (Photo via palghar.gov.in)
The new district headquarters at Palghar in Maharashtra will be inaugurated today by Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray. (Photo via palghar.gov.in)
Published on Aug 19, 2021 05:43 AM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Maharashtra re-examines ‘wetland’ status for Navi Mumbai flamingo haven

The team will make its submissions before the Bombay high court-appointed state wetland committee, which is headed by the Konkan commissioner, on October 27
On January 3, the Thane district administration had submitted its final report to the state government, which showed only three wetlands, excluding the ones in Navi Mumbai.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
On January 3, the Thane district administration had submitted its final report to the state government, which showed only three wetlands, excluding the ones in Navi Mumbai.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 21, 2020 11:18 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee

Cidco opposes bid to declare Navi Mumbai flamingo havens as conservation reserves

They are developable land parcels and revenue records show them as saltpans. Cidco had constructed several bunds along Navi Mumbai’s coastline as a part of its development strategy, said Cidco in a letter to the forest department
Flamingos at a pond behind TS Chanakya Neru in Navi Mumbai. Flamingos are known to feed on algae, crustaceans, shrimp, and aquatic plants, which give them pink colour.(Bachchan Kumar/ HT photo)
Flamingos at a pond behind TS Chanakya Neru in Navi Mumbai. Flamingos are known to feed on algae, crustaceans, shrimp, and aquatic plants, which give them pink colour.(Bachchan Kumar/ HT photo)
Published on Sep 08, 2020 11:02 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee

Learn from Mumbai landslides, avoid homes on Kharghar and Parsik hills, say green activists

Last month, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray had launched a CIDCO project to develop 250 acres into a real estate property including villa plots.
Parsik hills in Navi Mumbai have already been ravaged by large scale quarrying.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Parsik hills in Navi Mumbai have already been ravaged by large scale quarrying.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Published on Aug 23, 2020 02:45 PM IST
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Hindustan times, Navi Mumbai | By G. Mohiuddin Jeddy

Kharghar – the commercial and residential hub for Navi Mumbai

Because of the excellent city planning by CIDCO, Kharghar is spacious with multi-lane wide roads equivalent to some main highways of Mumbai.
Kharghar also falls in the Navi Mumbai Airport Influence Area or otherwise known as NAINA.
Kharghar also falls in the Navi Mumbai Airport Influence Area or otherwise known as NAINA.
Updated on Nov 08, 2019 05:51 PM IST
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HC to decide pond case in December; hope floats for Kharghar residents

The high court has given a stay order on any activity in and around the pond till it decides the case.
Residents have been fighting to save the pond at Sector 19 in Kharghar in Navi Mumbai.(HT image)
Residents have been fighting to save the pond at Sector 19 in Kharghar in Navi Mumbai.(HT image)
Updated on Sep 14, 2019 02:37 AM IST
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Navi Mumbai | By Padmja Sinha

Send notice to trust to recover damages due to encroachment of land in Navi Mumbai, high court tells MIDC

After the demolition of the temples, Thakur filed yet another plea in the court, alleging that no action has been taken against MIDC officials, though the encroachment on their land was a fact known to its officials, up to the chief executive officer.
Thakur had filed the PIL alleging that the alleged large-scale usurpation of the public property in TTC Industrial Area was committed by the nephew of a former minister.(HT image)
Thakur had filed the PIL alleging that the alleged large-scale usurpation of the public property in TTC Industrial Area was committed by the nephew of a former minister.(HT image)
Updated on Sep 14, 2019 02:22 AM IST
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Mumbai | By Kanchan Chaudhari

Quick-fix solution: Cidco repairs craters overnight for CM visit

Residents claimed as the work was done in haste, it will not last long and the potholes will reappear once it starts raining.
In the past few months, the residents’ association of Kharghar wrote five letters to Cidco, requesting them to fix the potholes, but Cidco only gave false promises.(HT image)
In the past few months, the residents’ association of Kharghar wrote five letters to Cidco, requesting them to fix the potholes, but Cidco only gave false promises.(HT image)
Updated on Sep 12, 2019 12:36 AM IST
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Navi Mumbai | By Padmja Sinha

Maharashtra to cap houses allotted under government schemes to one per family

Currently, there are restrictions on availing a house through a government scheme in the same district. Therefore, an individual, who for instance already has a house in Pune or Thane, can apply for another house in Mumbai under a government scheme.
The state cabinet on Monday cleared a proposal to create a policy that will render a person ineligible for a house through a government scheme if he or his immediate family has been allotted a house through scheme anywhere in Maharashtra.(Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
The state cabinet on Monday cleared a proposal to create a policy that will render a person ineligible for a house through a government scheme if he or his immediate family has been allotted a house through scheme anywhere in Maharashtra.(Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Sep 10, 2019 12:23 AM IST
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Mumbai | By Swapnil Rawal, Mumbai

For illegal immigrants: Plot in Nerul identified for detention centre

While there were claims that the proposal for the detention centre was linked to the national register of citizens (NRC), Brijesh Singh, senior IPS officer and state government’s spokesperson, refuted the same.
The state government has identified land in Navi Mumbai to build a detention centre to house illegal immigrants till they are deported. (Representative Image)(REUTERS)
The state government has identified land in Navi Mumbai to build a detention centre to house illegal immigrants till they are deported. (Representative Image)(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 08, 2019 02:15 AM IST
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Mumbai | By Swapnil Rawal, Mumbai

Four booked under MCOCA for bid to sell Cidco plot

Apart from booking the accused for cheating under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), the police also slapped the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act, 1999 (MCOCA) in the case.
the economic offences wing (EOW) of Navi Mumbai police arrested three people for allegedly illegally selling a plot owned by City and Industrial Development Corporation (Cidco) with bogus documents.
the economic offences wing (EOW) of Navi Mumbai police arrested three people for allegedly illegally selling a plot owned by City and Industrial Development Corporation (Cidco) with bogus documents.
Updated on Sep 07, 2019 01:09 AM IST
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Mumbai | By Pranab Jyoti Bhuyan, Mumbai

Uran village flooded but residents won’t vacate homes

After heavy rains since Tuesday, the village was submerged and people were forced to travel in boats to safety. While water has receded a bit, waterlogging continues.
Wednesday’s incessant rain submerged Dungi village. The project-hit people have refused to shift.(HT Photo)
Wednesday’s incessant rain submerged Dungi village. The project-hit people have refused to shift.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 06, 2019 02:46 AM IST
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Mumbai | By Padmja Sinha, Navi Mumbai

Upset over bad roads and water crisis, Kharghar residents threaten to boycott polls

Around 400 residents from Phanaswadi have decided to boycott the upcoming Assembly elections owing to the authorities’ inaction on bad roads and water crisis.
Residents from kharghar to boycott election over bad roads and water problem in Navi Mumbai.(Photo by Bachchan Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
Residents from kharghar to boycott election over bad roads and water problem in Navi Mumbai.(Photo by Bachchan Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Aug 29, 2019 06:13 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Navi Mumbai | By Padmja Sinha

Vasai-Dahanu area: A cradle for Mumbai’s environment movement

In 1988, residents of the villages in the Vasai-Virar region, located between Mumbai and Dahanu, started a campaign to stop the state government from appointing Cidco as the planning agency to convert the agricultural area into planned towns
Picture for representation only.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Picture for representation only.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 18, 2019 11:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Manoj R Nair

Cidco announces amnesty scheme for delayed water bill payment

Village panchayats and government offices that pay the principal amount of their water bill in three bi-monthly cycle within six months from the date of the scheme being published will get 100% waiver.
Published on Jul 18, 2019 01:04 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By G Mohiuddin Jeddy, Navi Mumbai

Couple riding bike on bridge washed away in Panvel’s Gadi river

Aditya Ambre, 30, and his wife Sarika, 28, had to cross the bridge over Gadi river as it is the only access to the main road from their home in Umroli village.
The missing couple has been identified as Aditya Amre, 30, and Sarika Amre, 28. at Panvel in Navi Mumbai, India, on Tuesday, July 9, 2019.(HT Photo)
The missing couple has been identified as Aditya Amre, 30, and Sarika Amre, 28. at Panvel in Navi Mumbai, India, on Tuesday, July 9, 2019.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 10, 2019 08:22 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Navi Mumbai | By Pranab Jyoti Bhuyan

Security guards at Uran wetlands irk activists, fisherfolk

Cidco said the move is aimed at avoiding flooding and fishing activities in the area
Cabins have been installed near Uran wetlands for the security guards.(HT Photo)
Cabins have been installed near Uran wetlands for the security guards.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 01, 2019 12:09 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai

Metro and local trains won’t come to a standstill this monsoon, says Mumbai civic chief

BMC chief Praveen Pardeshi says pending work will be completed by June 20
Praveen Pardeshi(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Praveen Pardeshi(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Published on Jun 10, 2019 08:37 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Eeshanpriya MS, Mumbai

Panvel residents threaten protests as water crisis worsens

While Old Panvel residents are getting water supply every alternate day, supply to other nodes has been erratic.
The residents alleged that the water crisis is the outcome of stalled projects that failed to receive a push from the Panvel City Municipal Corporation (PCMC).(HT FILE/Pic for representation)
The residents alleged that the water crisis is the outcome of stalled projects that failed to receive a push from the Panvel City Municipal Corporation (PCMC).(HT FILE/Pic for representation)
Published on May 26, 2019 01:06 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Padmja Sinha, Navi Mumbai

Uran mangroves razed, say activists; Cidco unclear about source of debris

Raigad district collector says directions issued to investigate claims; Cidco says unknown persons to blame
The City Industrial Development Corporation (Cidco), which holds a stake in the industrial zone, said illegal debris dumping was carried out by unidentified persons(HTFile)
The City Industrial Development Corporation (Cidco), which holds a stake in the industrial zone, said illegal debris dumping was carried out by unidentified persons(HTFile)
Updated on May 22, 2019 08:38 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee

Navi Mumbai airport: Displaced residents ask where their polling booths are

Around 20,000 affected residents alleged that there has been no coordination from the election officials about voting guideline for the project-affected people
In past few months, most of the residents from core Navi Mumbai airport area have been shifted to the nodes planned by Cidco(Hindustan Times)
In past few months, most of the residents from core Navi Mumbai airport area have been shifted to the nodes planned by Cidco(Hindustan Times)
Published on Apr 04, 2019 12:54 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Padmja Sinha, Navi Mumbai

BJP minister named in Rs 2.15 crore bribery case; Congress seeks his removal

The Cidco police station in Aurangabad has registered a case against Kamble and 13 others for allegedly seeking Rs 2.15 crore for a liquor shop licence.
BJP minister named in Rs 2.15-crore bribery case(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
BJP minister named in Rs 2.15-crore bribery case(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 29, 2019 04:27 AM IST
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Mumbai | By HT Correspondent

15 villages at risk of flooding in Uran wetlands this monsoon: Report

HT has reported recurrent cases of mangrove and wetland destruction in Uran since June 2018. The Panje wetland in Uran dried up after Cidco blocked off tidal water in September 2018. Following complaints, the government body opened flood protection gates to restore the wetlands.
Debris dumping in Bhendkhal in Uran wetlands is slowly leading to reclamation of two water bodies. The image was sent to the state mangrove committee by a panel member.(HT Photo)
Debris dumping in Bhendkhal in Uran wetlands is slowly leading to reclamation of two water bodies. The image was sent to the state mangrove committee by a panel member.(HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 26, 2019 04:25 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai

We lost 400 acres of Dastan Phata wetland and our livelihood: Locals

Environmentalists say wetland committee ignored the complaints and warnings of the destruction
The land at Dastan Phata is being levelled for construction work.(HT PHOTO)
The land at Dastan Phata is being levelled for construction work.(HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 10, 2019 01:02 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Padmja Sinha, Navi Mumbai

With no tidal water, Navi Mumbai loses 4.5 acres of wetland

Activists alleged that the road expansion work of NH-348 destroyed the 4.5 acres of mangrove patch.
The patch of mangrove at CSF Punjab Warehouse dried as tidal water flow was stopped.(Ht PHOTO)
The patch of mangrove at CSF Punjab Warehouse dried as tidal water flow was stopped.(Ht PHOTO)
Published on Mar 09, 2019 12:36 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Padmja Sinha, Navi Mumbai

Tough to get Navi Mumbai airport operational by 2020, says expert

IATA CEO says it will take at least five years, as project still in bidding phase
The tenders for the construction of the terminal building of Navi Mumbai are in bidding stage.(HT FIle)
The tenders for the construction of the terminal building of Navi Mumbai are in bidding stage.(HT FIle)
Updated on Jan 18, 2019 12:34 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Neha LM Tripathi, Mumbai

Navi Mumbai international airport to be ready by mid-2020, says Devendra Fadnavis

Fadnavis, who had first announced the airport to be completed by 2019, said the airport development is on track and shall be operated by mid- next year.
In March 2018, Fadnavis had said that the NMIA will be inaugurated in 2019.(HT)
In March 2018, Fadnavis had said that the NMIA will be inaugurated in 2019.(HT)
Published on Jan 16, 2019 01:07 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai

Agencies will pay 7,822 crore for wider rail network in Mumbai

MMRDA to contribute 3,635.30 crore; Cidco 1,794.30 crore; BMC 1,794.30 crore; and NMMC 598.10 crore
The total cost of the project is ₹54,777 crore.(HT File)
The total cost of the project is ₹54,777 crore.(HT File)
Updated on Dec 07, 2018 12:52 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Kailash Korde, Mumbai

HT Impact: Drained Panje wetlands restored after blockages removed in Uran, Navi Mumbai

Wetlands committee asks forest department to remove 8 blockages stopping high tide
The wetlands on Friday, after the blockages were removed by authorities.(HT)
The wetlands on Friday, after the blockages were removed by authorities.(HT)
Published on Nov 25, 2018 12:28 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai

Uran fishermen move HC to save mangroves from construction

They claim it is a “violation of Coastal Zone Regulation (CRZ) Notification, 2011”.
Wetlands in Nerul are under threat from urbanisation(HT Photo)
Wetlands in Nerul are under threat from urbanisation(HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 22, 2018 12:44 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai
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