Saturday, July 01, 2017

Cidco extends deadline for villagers to shift away from airport

Navi Mumbai:  Cidco has failed to meet its deadline of vacating the core area villages in the airport area by May end. Only 30-35 out of 3500 families have shifted.
Cidco has now decided to tweak the benchmark of the 18-month rental scheme for the third time (the last deadline was January, 2017).
MD, Cidco, Bhushan Gagrani declared the new deadline of airport Project affected persons (PAPs) at the PAP meeting on June 7, said joint MD, Prajakta Lavangre Varma.
The change has been made both in the deadline and also the concept of shifting out. While earlier, there was a fixed deadline for all villagers in the core area, this time it has keep floating ----pegged the date of shifting of the villagers as and when the developed pockets are ready for villagers where they have been allotted developed plots.
There are seven different pockets in the relief and rehabilitation (R &R) package. While Cidco has developed plots in some pockets, others were under the process of development. A developed pocket will have good roads, schools, hospitals.
The rental scheme provides for rent to families for 18 months-a time period worked out mutually with villagers for them to build their new houses. They could build it on their own, or hand it to a developer/builder. The villagers have provided Rs 1000 per sq ft (as an aid, and not actual construction cost) and three times the roof area of their ancestral homes/houses.
30/06/17 Sanjay Banerjee/Times of India