Builder Gains As State Dubs Mahim A Bay

300-Acre Project In Dombivli, First And Biggest Under New Policy, & 200-Acre Pune Plan Get Nod

Firm Had Replaced The 106-Acre Plot, Valued At 19,300Cr By Knight Frank, With Other Land Parcels To Settle Claims

Mumbai:A plot owned by the Sahara Group in the western suburb of Versova and valued by global property consultant Knight Frank at a jaw-dropping Rs 19,300 crore may actually be worth nothing.

Builders Use SRA Rule To Bypass BMC, Boost FSI

Mumbai: An upcoming luxury tower on a very narrow plot in upscale Khar (west) could soon give Mumbai’s builders an idea of how to obtain higher floor space index (FSI) by going around the civic body’s regulations and approaching the Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA).

Cost Temporarily Reduced To Get Faster Approvals

New evidence on the irregularities in the controversial Kondhane dam in Raigad reveals that it was hurriedly commenced without a proper design. Instead of drawing up the general layout and design of the project based on the site’s needs, the Konkan Irrigation Development Corporation (KIDC) brazenly reproduced the blueprint of another dam.

State Authority, Affected People Not Consulted

Mumbai: Deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar might have apologized for his callous “urinating-in-the-dam” statement that belittled the tragedy of Maharashtra’s farmers facing the worst drought in decades. But his apathy for them predates the blunder by years.
Between 2003 and 2011, as the water resources minister and then finance minister, Pawar chaired or partook in a high-powered committee that diverted almost 2,000 million cubic metre (mcm) of water meant for irrigation to industries.

Aid Not Extended To Gosikhurd Dam Plan In Bhandara

Mumbai: In a face-saver for the Maharashtra government, the Centre on Thursday released Rs 270 crore for 10 irrigation projects in the state under the Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme (AIBP). But significantly, the Gosikhurd project in Bhandara district near Nagpur—the largest in the state—is not one of them. On Thursday, TOI had reported that the Union finance ministry had again rejected the state government’s plea to release around Rs 450 crore for Gosikhurd following numerous complaints of shoddy work and mismanagement.

Mumbai: Forget skeletons, a criminal probe into the functioning of the Konkan Irrigation Development Corporation (KIDC) may reveal an entire graveyard.

The Chenara minor dam project in state water resources minister Sunil Tatkare’s bastion, Roha in Raigad district, reveals shocking instances of how officials shifted the goal post several times to push it through. The project was inaugurated by deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar in October, 2011. Documents accessed by TOI show the project was initially planned to irrigate 1,440 hectares, but subsequently reduced to 250 hectares when officials realized that permissions would be difficult to get. The dam’s height, which was fixed at 44.20m, was shortened to 28.95m.

Mumbai: The state water resources department is ready to release Rs 114 crore to the contractor of the Kondhane dam project in Karjat.