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In a first, CIDCO to use AI, satellite imagery to detect illegal structures

A total of 1,159 illegal structures were identified in areas like Nerul, Koparkhairane, Vashi, Ghansoli,Sanpada, Airoli, Belapur, Kharghar, Kamothe, Kalambloli, Uran, Ulwe, Taloja, Pushpak, Karanjade and Dronagiri in a CIDCO report

A file photo of CIDCO Bhavan, CBD Belapur in Navi Mumbai, India (Bachchan Kumar/ HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 27, 2023 03:35 PM IST

Panvel civic body allocates 421 crore for concretisation

The civic body will for the first time start concretising the roads constructed by CIDCO in Kharghar, Kalamboli and New Panvel that have been handed over to it, apart from roads in Panvel

Navi Mumbai, India - Sept. 26, 2023: Panvel nodes to get concrete roads, <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>421 cr approved for developmental work ( little world to uttsav chowk ) at Kharghar in Navi Mumbai, India, on Tuesday, September 26, 2023. (Photo by Bachchan Kumar/ HT PHOTO) (HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 26, 2023 09:44 PM IST

Ex-Vasai corporator arrested for constructing 41 illegal buildings in Achole

The Economic Offences Wing of Mira-Bhayander-Vasai-Virar police arrested Gupta on Wednesday. He has been remanded in police custody till September 27. Recently, the police unearthed that Gupta had allegedly prepared a bogus completion certificate for one of the buildings issued in the name of CIDCO and the Vasai-Virar City Municipal Corporation (VVCMC).

According to the police, Gupta along with his brother Arun Gupta and their accomplices had acquired 30 acres of land belonging to private owners and an additional 30 acres of land reserved for water purification plants and dumping grounds and sold it to various builders after acquiring fake ownership documents (HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 23, 2023 12:31 AM IST
ByMegha Sood

Inclusive housing in NAINA region – CIDCO to select eligible applicants

CIDCO is selecting applicants for allotment of flats under its inclusive housing scheme in Navi Mumbai. 7 flats for EWS and 164 flats for LIG are available through private developers. Online registration starts on 21 September 2023.

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Updated on Sep 19, 2023 01:22 AM IST

CIDCO invites bids for operationalising 110 crore Nerul jetty

The process of bidding will be completed within a month and the target is to get the ferry operational from November 1 onwards, said a CIDCO official

Navi Mumbai, India - April 28, 2023:Nerul Jetty at Seawoos in Navi Mumbai, India, on Friday, April 28, 2023. (Photo by Bachchan Kumar/ HT PHOTO) (HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 18, 2023 10:32 PM IST

Irshalwadi landslide: CIDCO issues tender for constructing 44 houses

CIDCO has started the process to build 44 houses for the residents of landslide-affected Irshalwadi village in Raigad district. The project will cost ₹25 crore and the houses need to be constructed within six months.

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Updated on Sep 13, 2023 12:36 AM IST

CIDCO plan to develop Kharghar into commercial hub begins

The plan is to develop a business hub just like Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) for which CIDCO has carved out a total of 155 hectares of land within Kharghar

Navi Mumbai, India - April 17, 2023:A Deserted overview of Kharghar Corporate Ground, day after Maharashtra Bhushan Award at Kharghar in Navi Mumbai, India, on Monday, April 17, 2023. (Photo by Bachchan Kumar/ HT PHOTO) (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 04, 2023 05:00 PM IST

CIDCO to lay 20 crore net to prevent landslides in Uran hill

CIDCO has assured residents of Varche Ovale village in Navi Mumbai that it will allocate ₹20 crore to lay a safety net atop a hill to prevent rocks from rolling down and posing a threat to the residents. This comes after repeated instances of tumbling rocks and mudslides in the area. CIDCO will invite tender bids for a metal safety net that is estimated to be 300 wide and 10 meters long.

CIDCO to lay <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>20 crore net to prevent landslides in Uran hill
Updated on Sep 04, 2023 04:14 PM IST

No list of illegal structures on CIDCO website, reveals RTI

On May 3, 2018, the UDD issued a six-point directive in which point 2 made it mandatory upon local governing bodies to publish information about illegal construction both via newspapers as well as on the government website

File photo of CIDCO Bhavan in CBD Belapurin Navi Mumbai, India (Bachchan Kumar/ HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 31, 2023 09:25 PM IST

15 years on, CIDCO pays 42 L maintenance dues to NRI Ph II colony

“For the past 15 years, society dues for 40 flats under CIDCO were pending. The management committees over the years tried their best and submitted the requisite documents, but the money did not come,” Deepak Yewale, committee member, said.

A meeting was held with the MD and was attended by the managing committee and Mhatre. Diggikar assured the members that the payments would be made if they submitted valid proof of the demands. The documents were then submitted to CIDCO, and they followed up on the issue. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 31, 2023 12:50 AM IST

Upset Karanjade residents come out on street over water shortage

Karanjade has a population of around one lakh people. CIDCO sources water for the node from Maharashtra Jeevan Pradhikaran, which supplies it from Patalganga river after treatment at Bhokarpada plant

Navi Mumbai, India - Aug. 29, 2023:Residence of Karanjade node Panvel stage protest against Cidco over water crisis issue near Cidco bhawan Belapur in Navi Mumbai, India, on Tuesday, August 29, 2023. (Photo by Bachchan Kumar/ HT PHOTO) (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 29, 2023 10:02 PM IST

HC slams CIDCO, NMMC for delay in illegal constructions survey

The court has granted two weeks for CIDCO, NMMC, MIDC and Navi Mumbai police to file affidavit explaining why the survey ordered four years ago was not conducted

Navi Mumbai, India-October 08:MIDC-NMMC conflict over Digha demolition cost – MIDC constructs boundary on NMMC land in Navi Mumbai India on Thursday 08,2015 (Photo By Bachchan kumar / HindustanTimes)
Updated on Aug 25, 2023 07:24 PM IST

6.5-acre plot handed over for houses for Irshalwadi landslide-affected

CIDCO managing director Anil Diggikar said that each house would be of approximately 600 square feet. “We got the plot on Wednesday, and our joint managing director Kailash Shinde is working on the details,” he said. A CIDCO officer said that the families of the victims would increase in the next 15 years and thus there had to be scope for this expansion

The landslide that struck Irshalwadi on the night of July 19 took a high toll—at least 27 bodies were removed from the debris while 57 others were missing. The Raigad district administration has begun the procedure to declare them dead so that the next of kin can get compensation. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 18, 2023 12:42 AM IST

CIDCO to implement PMAY scheme through private agencies

CIDCO's outsourcing of marketing and allotment of mass houses under the PMAY scheme has come under scrutiny. Two private agencies were appointed by CIDCO to handle sales and promotions of affordable housing projects. The Navi Mumbai Congress Block unit has called for an inquiry into the process, claiming it is a major scam. The agencies have already been paid over ₹100 crore in advances, despite no sales having been made. CIDCO officials defend the appointment, stating it was necessary to meet the target of providing affordable housing.

File photo of CIDCO Bhavan at CBD Belapur (Bachchan Kumar/ HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 17, 2023 11:56 PM IST

4,000 villagers march from Panvel to Mantralaya against NAINA policy

Supporting the villagers’ protest, Baban Patil, leader, Shiv Sena Raigad, mentioned that their agitations have been peaceful so far. However, if the government does not respond positively, then it should not forget that there have been previous agitations against SEZ which had turned violent

Carrying black flags and placards, the protestors denounced CIDCO’s land pooling policy. (Bachchan Kumar/ HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 04, 2023 12:08 AM IST

Relief for Navi Mumbai developers as state clarifies on permissible FSI for CIDCO plots

The state government has clarified that a basic FSI of 1.5 and an additional building potential of 0.50 is permitted for plots leased by CIDCO in Navi Mumbai, providing relief to developers. The clarification comes after CIDCO reportedly denied the FSI to developers due to a different interpretation of regulations. The clarification allows projects that were stuck for almost 10 months to move forward without paying additional premiums. CIDCO has not commented on the development.

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Updated on Jul 27, 2023 01:16 AM IST
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Irshalwadi landslide: CIDCO, NMMC, NGOs provide logistics support

CIDCO had urgently provided 600 labourers from its various housing project sites on Thursday and 25 stretchers and 5000 bottles of drinking water. The NMMC has also over 150 workers, and Robinhood Army NGO plans to distribute 500 grocery kits, 500 blankets and 1,000 bedsheets

Irshalwadi landslide: CIDCO, NMMC, NGOs provide logistics support
Updated on Jul 22, 2023 04:47 PM IST

Ram Baug in Ulwe developed by destroying mangroves, says activist

CIDCO has been informed about the gross violations that include permanent constructions like huge water fountains, tarred roads, and parking zones with the capacity for 100 vehicles. There are dumpers used to regularly dump mud

Before CIDCO acquired the area, only farmland existed here. However, once the bunds started falling apart, over 300 acres of land got submerged and was converted into wetlands. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 18, 2023 12:36 AM IST

CIDCO misses out several species in biodiversity assessment of Kharghar Hill Plateau

According to experts, the project’s environment impact assessment (EIA) -- accessed by HT this week -- missed out species that are also threatened globally, according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and those protected under the Indian Wildlife Protection Act (1972)

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Updated on Jul 14, 2023 12:43 AM IST
ByPrayag Arora-Desai

CIDCO announces 15% water cut from June 28

CIDCO will implement a 15% water cut from June 28 in Kharghar, Taloja, and nearby villages due to inadequate rainfall. The cut may go up to 25%.

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Updated on Jun 27, 2023 07:06 AM IST

CIDCO, MMRDA get a one-month deadline to transfer 1K ha mangroves for protection

Bombay High Court has given a month's deadline to CIDCO, MMRDA and Mumbai city district to hand over over 1,000 hectares of mangroves to the forest department for conservation. Environmental groups are critical of the slow progress in adhering to court orders dating back to September 2018, with some calling for the case to be filed by the HC panel itself. A meeting chaired by Dr Rajendra Bhosale has issued clear-cut directions to all concerned officials to file action-taken reports by the next session.

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Updated on Jun 23, 2023 12:49 AM IST

Navi Mumbai Metro set to roll, Line No. 1 receives final clearance

The Navi Mumbai Metro Line 1 has received final permission to begin commercial operations, following a 12-year wait and a cost of INR3,063.63 crore ($410m). The line runs between Belapur and Pendhar and features 11 stations, with a car depot for maintenance at Taloja. The first phase of the project was initiated in May 2011, but was delayed by a cancelled contract and engineering issues. Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation has been appointed to complete work on the line and will also operate and maintain it for 10 years at a cost of INR885 crore plus taxes.

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Updated on Jun 22, 2023 12:50 AM IST

Kharghar residents complain of contaminated water

The woes of Kharghar residents about water supply don’t seem to end. After facing acute water shortage over the past 10 days, five sectors comprising 50 odd residents housing societies are receiving water that is yellowish in colour

Kharghar residents complain of contaminated water
Updated on Jun 10, 2023 10:24 PM IST

Navi Mumbai International Airport to be operational by 2024: All details

The project, belonging to the Adani Group, was initiated in 2017.

A visual representation of the final look of under-construction Navi Mumbai International Airport.
Published on Jun 10, 2023 08:05 AM IST

On the run for over a month, kingpin of CIDCO bogus employee scam arrested

After being on the run from the law for more than a month, Sagar Tapadia, 50, was arrested from his residence in Kharghar.

On the run for over a month, kingpin of CIDCO bogus employee scam arrested
Updated on Jun 10, 2023 12:52 AM IST

Sanjay Mukherjee is the new MMRDA chief

Mukherjee, who was managing director of the City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO), will take charge as MMRDA chief on Monday. The incumbent SVR Srinivas has been shifted to Dharavi Rehabilitation Project as an officer on special duty

Sanjay Mukherjee (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 04, 2023 12:15 AM IST

CM set to unveil development project bigger than Dharavi

On Monday, Shinde will inaugurate an office for cluster development at Kashish Park housing complex and then launch the construction of the first two Urban Renewal Clusters 5 and 6 in Kisan Nagar which is part of URP 12

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Updated on Jun 03, 2023 10:39 PM IST

Debris dumping menace at Kharghar award venue

More than 150-acre wide Corporate Park in Kharghar’s Sector 34, which was cleared of debris and encroachments before it was used to host the Maharashtra Bhushan awards ceremony, has returned to its original state with heavy dumping of debris and encroachments, say residents

Trucks dumping debris at Corporate Park in Kharghar on Tuesday (HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 31, 2023 04:23 PM IST

100 trees cut for power grids in Navi Mumbai bird sanctuary: Visitors

The park, dubbed as Mini Lonavala as it is nestled atop a hillock, witnessed the hacking of more than 100 trees, including Gulmohar trees, which were more than 30 years old and fruit-bearing mango trees, Gaurav Karande, a volunteer of the Nature Valley Walker Association, said

Joint Managing Director of CIDCO Kailash Shinde said, “I am certain that only trees permitted by the tree authority to facilitate the power grid project are being cut. Nevertheless, to address the concerns raised by residents, I have asked the concerned officials to inspect the area.” (HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 29, 2023 12:25 AM IST

One month for CIDCO to transfer mangrove land

CIDCO has been given one month’s time by the State-appointed wetlands grievance redressal committee to hand over mangrove area to the forest department in line with the 2005 High Court directive to transfer all mangrove land to the Forest department

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Updated on May 18, 2023 11:43 PM IST
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