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CIDCO faces challenge of shifting villagers for airport development

The next big task at hand for CIDCO is the shifting of 3,000 families from nine villages for the airport work to go full steam. It’s turning out to be sticky issue with hundreds of years of village life at native place and CIDCO is not pushing it either. It has few months for finalizing paper works and has also flagged the development card.

The Ulwe hill cutting tender is in the last leg of finalization and according to the model airport development agency the crucial stage II forest clearance also expected anytime soon from MoEF. The selection of the strategic partner likely to happen January – February next year because of layered screening process for the financial but closing November 7.

The job at hand is the shifting of villagers from native homes of hundred of years. CIDCO senior PRO, Mohan Ninawe said, “Yes, we are focussed on the positives and the development work in hand to impress upon villagers. We have some time and hopeful.”
So far just a handful of 50-75 families have signed the 18- month rental plan that makes them eligible to get the rent for the transition period before their new times get ready in the two villages of Vadghar and Wahal, said Ninawe.
The villagers have signed consent papers for being provided construction cost of Rs 1,000 per sq ft multilplied by three times the entire good area for bigger homes as rehabilitation package besides the rental plan. Sources said the bigger area of new residential premises was a good opportunity to tie up with builders too.

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