bhasker-jadhav-2Urban Development Minister Bhaskar Jadhav visited Navi Mumbai to check on the working and ongoing development works of CIDCO. The Minister not only had a direct interaction with the CIDCO officials but also studies the development work with detail. In the last winter session of the state assembly held in Nagpur, the opposition had raised many issues on the working of the CIDCO administration, answers of which had to be given by the Urban Development Ministry in the house. Keeping the allegations against CIDCO in mind, Bhaskar Jadhav visited CIDCO Bhavan and toured the working of the different departments here. After the visit to CIDCO Bhavan, State Minister Bhaskar Jadhav accompanied by CIDCO Chairman Nakul Patil, Acting MD Tanaji Satre and other CIDCO officials took off to visit the development works being undertaken by planning body. The first stop of the minister was the mass housing project of CIDCO in Ulwe, Unnati Housing Scheme. Here the minister surveyed the sample flat. The delegation then headed to the proposed Navi Mumbai Airport site where the minister visited the mangroves affected area, the Ulwe river which will be diverted, the villages that will be replaced. Speaking to the media, State UD Minister Bhaskar Jadhav spoke on his visit. The first phase of the airport is estimated at a cost of Rs 4,200 crore, second phase estimated at Rs1,896 crore, third phase estimated at Rs1,600 crore and the final fourth phase is estimated at Rs2,272 crore. Jadhav said that obtaining the NOC from the Environment Ministry would be a challenge but expressed confidence that the project would be completed as per the guidelines put down by the Environment Ministry. Stating the rehabilitation of affected villages their top priority, he said that they will try to get the support of all the villages for their replacement. He appealed to the villagers for their co-operation as the state is planning for the Navi Mumbai airport project to take off by 2014. The Minister then visited the development works of CIDCO in Kharghar which included the Golf Course, Central Park and then Vashi’s Exhbition Centre. Speaking exclusively to NMTV News, Bhaskar Jadhav said that these projects will be a landmark for Navi Mumbai. With cameraperson Santosh Bodhare, Monika Bhosale for NMTV News.

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