Friday, 10 May 2013

Waluj to be developed into model city: Bhatia - Source LT

"It's our aim to develop Waluj into a model city in few years. We are going to prepare a plan for this within 4-5 days and the area will see changes in the next 6-8 months," Cidco vice-president and managing director Sanjay Bhatia said. 
While admitting that proper attention could not be given to Waluj till today, Bhatia said soon they were going to prepare a detailed plan to bring about the development of Waluj and help it emerge as a model city. "We also plan to offer transfer development right (TDR) in lieu of land to be acquired for development in Waluj," he clarified.
"The first time when we had planned for the development of Waluj was in 1990. We had to face a stiff opposition to land acquisition from farmers. Keeping their problems in mind, we then came out with a new model in 1992 which was well received," the Cidco MD recalled.
He said Cidco, which is a professional body, needs money for developmental works. "Cidco has used 1,500 hectares of land for four projects in Waluj. Still 3,500 hectares of land is available here for development. Thus, we plan to develop four more projects here," the Cidco MD said, adding that May 17 meeting will also discuss other issues pertaining to no-development zone, reservation and water supply scheme.

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