Cong accuses Maha Govt of Rs 18K-cr land scam
Maharashtra Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and top notch developers from Mumbai are involved into a Rs 18,000 crore land scam in the proposed metro car shed development at Aarey colony at Goregaon, alleged Sanjay Nirupam, president of Mumbai congress on Tuesday.
Nirupam claimed that as per the normal standard, any metro depot development requires maximum 18 hectares of land. “Maharashtra government has proposed to acquire 30 hectares of land at Aarey colony. So out of 30 hectares, maximum 18 acres land will be used for metro car shed while the rest will be handed over to builders. And, with the floor space index (FSI), it will be almost Rs 18,000 crore worth of land scam. Builders will be gain from this scam. It also shows that the Maharashtra government is hands-in-glove with the builders to usher Aarey land,” Nirupam said.
Nirupam exposed the government claims of getting all necessary permissions for the proposed metro car shed. “The Bombay High Court has also not given permission to develop this depot. We are not against metro development, but, at the same time, city’s green cover also has to be protected. We need to maintain the ecological balance. There are other locations within city limits …read more