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Maha Govt In Talks With Railways, Defence, For Rehab Of Slum Dwellers

The government is talking to Defence and Railway ministries on rehabilitating the project affected in the same area. The issue of land swap is also being discussed,

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The Maharashtra government was following up with the Defence and Railway ministries for rehabilitation of MUTP project affected slum dwellers in nearby areas, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis today said.

"The slum dwellers affected due to the MUTP should be rehabilitated in nearby areas just like the Airport Authority of India (AAI) rehabilitated project affected in nearby areas in Vile Parle," said Fadnavis in a reply to supplementaries by BJP MLA Parag Alvani during a discussion on pending MUTP-2 projects in Mumbai.

"We are talking to Defence and Railway ministries on rehabilitating the project affected in the same area. The issue of land swap is also being discussed," he said.

Alvani said as per the guidelines for Pradhanmantri Awas Yojana, project affected on central government land will be rehabilitated "in-situ". He urged Fadnavis to take up the matter with Centre.

Replying to Amit Satam (BJP) regarding allotment of FSI to railway land for vertical development of stations, Fadnavis said not only stations but the entire station area will be given FSI and also additional required dispensation for its smooth functioning.

Fadnavis said Thane railway station will be developed in a similar fashion.

Earlier, Fadnavis said the pending projects under MUTP-2 will be completed by March 2021.

The works include Andheri-Goregaon harbour line which will be completed by December 2017. While laying of track 5 and 6 between Thane and Diva will be done by March 2019. The laying of 6th line between Mumbai Central and Borivali will be completed by March 2021.

CST-Kurla 5th and 6th line will also be completed by March 2021.

Similarly, Rs 10,947 crore is estimated to be spent for MUTP-3 which includes Virar-Dahanu quadrupling of railway line, Karjat-Panvel new suburban service, elevated railway between Airoli- Kalwa, tresspass control system on central and western railway.

Fadnavis said the Bandra-Virar elevated railway will be done through PPP model, while the expenditure for CST -Panvel elevated railway is being shared by BMC (15 per cent), CIDCO (15 per cent), MMRDA (15 per cent), Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (5 per cent). The remaining 50 per cent will be borne by the Centre.

MMRDA will bear 50 per cent expenditure of Virar-Vasai-Panvel suburban line.


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