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CITY YET TO GROW TO ITS’ FULL POTENTIAL – EXERTS ADDTL. CHIEF SECRETARY OF THE STATE R C SINHA

banm-exhibition-1R C Sinha – the former MD of CIDCO and one of the most dynamic officers is credited for the development of the 21st century city Navi Mumbai during its infancy. His presence added glitters to the inaugural ceremony of the Builder’s Association of Navi Mumbai’s Property Exhibition at the CIDCO Exhibition Grounds next to the Vashi Railway Station. Navi Mumbai News Editor Zeba Warsia reports. Despite the controversies, cases in courts and scams that hit the Navi Mumbai construction industry, the builders and developers courageously came forward to organize the annual property exhibition with a grand start. For it was none other than the former Managing Director of CIDCO and the eminent bureaucrat R. C. Sinha who arrived to formally inaugurate the event in the presence of CIDCO Managing Director N. Ramarao. Addressing this industry after several years, R C Sinha in his trademark style kept his perspective in front of the audience – from the by line chosen by BANM for this year’s exhibition “Navi Mumbai Growing Beyond Imagination” to the CRZ norms laid down by the Govt. of India. R. C. Sinha also voiced his disapproval over the dual authority system for Navi Mumbai in the form of CIDCO and NMMC. Where all CIDCO officials and PRO fails, the present Managing Director N. Ramarao scored. The confident CIDCO Managing Director touched upon all the controversial topics that surround CIDCO. Speaking in context to pot kharaba, he said that he blasted the officials in CIDCO responsible for coming up with this term. Clarifying the same he said that the term in valid only in the agricultural sector as the builders in the city will erect concrete structures and not grow crops. He assured all present that 12.5% plots should be considered at par with tender plots, as their titles too are clear. N. Ramarao said that encroachment and mangroves were sensitive issues that can be tackled only when progressive thinking like-minded people of the city come together with CIDCO to address them. The Managing Director promised to allot land for constructing a world-class exhibition and convention center. After the inaugural ceremony, the dignitaries went around to see the exhibition and the properties displayed by developers.

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