Nagpur Metro Region's First Budget Of Rs. 1759 Crores Gets NMRDA Nod

Mhaisekar said that a proposal was put forth to build a logistics park at Gondkhairi and Sumthana-Jamtha.

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The Nagpur Metropolitan Region Development Authority (NMRDA) will be initiating the process of legalizing the unauthorized plots and constructions in the metro region. The stretch of 3,567sqm consists of 721 villages of the nine tehsils in Nagpur.

A proposal for the same along with its first budget for 2018-19 was approved by the executive committee of NMRDA on Tuesday.

Sudeep Shrivastav, the additional chief secretary (home) who heads the NMRDA's executive committee held the second meeting of the body in Mantralaya, Mumbai. Commissioner of NMRDA Deepak Mhaisekar presented a budget of Rs 1,759 crore, which was given a nod by the committee.

The budget will now be tabled before chief minister Devendra Fadnavis who heads the NMRDA's governing body.

Nitin Karir, the principal secretary (urban development) along with municipal commissioner Ashwin Mudgal, chief engineer of NMRDA Sunil Gujjalwar, chief accounts and finance officer Hemant Thakre and a couple of other NMRDA officials presided over the meeting.

While speaking to TOI, Mhaisekar said that a proposal to build a logistics park at Gondkhairi and Sumthana-Jamtha improvement scheme in 2018-19 was put for the by NMRDA.

"NMRDA also proposed to develop waste-to-fuel project at the dumping yard near Hingna MIDC. We are expecting to generate 50-60 metric tonnes of garbage from nine urban sectors situated within the Outer Ring Road. We will be producing bio-diesel and other types of fuels from garbage that can be used in vehicles. Hence, there will be no pollution issue. Also, it will be developed as a beautiful garden," he said.

Gondkhairi’s logistics park will be at the Outer Ring Road and Amravati national highway junction. The park will be cover 20 sq. km. area and will consist of godowns, offices, banks, hospitals and other amenities that will be a necessity to the transport industry.

The Sumthana-Jamtha improvement scheme will envelop villages such as:  Sumthana, Kotewada, Sondapar, Jamtha and Parsodi of the Hingna tehsil. The mega residential township will be of 2,318-acre.

Information source: timesofindia

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