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Green zones to be used for clubs, hotels

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has emerged that the 2,230 hectares of land parcels, which has been freed up and defined as Special Development Zone (SDZ), can also be developed for activities such as beach resorts, hotels, motels, restaurants, health farms, water sports, arts complexes, golf courses, gliding, grass skiing, marinas, jetties and pontoons for docking of boats, and swimming pools. ... Read More »

State clears decks for vertical development in Mumbai

The state government issued a new Development Control and Promotion Regulations (DCPR)- rules that will govern all construction and land use activity in Mumbai- clearing decks for a more vertical development until 2034. The DCPR clears a new Floor Space Index (FSI) regime for the city in the range of 2.5 to 5 plus, allowing maximum buildable rights for commercial ... Read More »

NMMC to extend its mid-day policy with Iskcon

Secondary students studying in NMMC schools will continue to get a nutritious and well- balanced diet started by the education department last year. The civic education department is in the midst of extending its mid- day policy done in association with Iskcon for the next two academic years. The development comes in the wake of the positive outcome rendered by ... Read More »

Tough to meet deadline for Navi Mumbai International Airport in 2019

The idea of having a second airport to serve the Mumbai metropolitian region was first floated in the 1980s. In the past decade, even as domestic passenger traffic in India began registering a robust two- digit growth, the state did not put the Navi Mumbai airport project on fast track. Meanwhile, Mumbai airport served by a lone runway is currently ... Read More »

Is Wadala next commercial hub ?

The vibrancy of any city’s economic activity can be gauged from the quality of its Central Business Districts (CBDs) and the case for Mumbai as a financial hub is no different. From earlier commercial areas  like Nariman Point and Andheri to the well-planned and connected Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) , Mumbai CBDs  have indeed come a long way.  However, with ... Read More »

CIDCO relaxes scheme time limit for international airport

With just 38% structures demolished in the core area of Navi Mumbai, Cidco has now further tweaked the incentive scheme that it had worked out for Project Affected Persons (PAPs) who are natives of 10 villages in the core airport area of 1,160 hectares. The incentive scheme was put in place in January on the chief minister’s advice to encourage ... Read More »

State has planned to construct E-Way ‘missing link’ on 75ha forest land

     The state road development agency’s proposal to cut travel time on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway  by 25 minutes by creating a  13.3km ‘missing link’ seems to be on track. The Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC),through its consultant, submitted the nearly 75-hectare forest diversion proposal to the Alibaug deputy conservator of forests (DCF) to create the ‘missing link’ from ... Read More »

Oversea bridge from Madh island to Versova finally set to take off

More than two and a half decades after it was proposed, the elevated bridge between Madh island and Versova is finally set to take off, after the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) recently changed its alignment in response to the objections raised by local fishermen. Once constructed, the bridge will reduce travel time between Versova and Madh by 1.5 hours, and ... Read More »

Govt to reduce rent of 1663 leasehold properties

Recently the Maharashtra government has issued a notification which will reduce the rent of its total 1663 leasehold properties. The Maharashtra revenue department has decided to charge 1 percent against the earlier 2 percent of the 25 percent of the total value of properties as per the ready reckoner (RR) rate. This relief of 1 percent has been given to ... Read More »

Kharghar hostel to be inaugurated in August

After several delays, a youth hostel build by Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) Kharghar is likely to be inaugurated in July- August. With the Kharghar becoming a hub for mega projects, attracting a number of visitors, MTDC had constructed the hostel to cater to young backpackers. The construction had begun in 2015. The hostel has been constructed on plot number ... Read More »