11th Nov, 2017
THANE: The municipal corporation has presented three options before the state health department for handing over the required part of land from its regional mental health hospital for developing an alternate railway station on the Central Railway route between Thane and Mulund.
A meeting was held last week at Mantralaya between Thane district guardian minister Eknath Shinde, TMC commissioner and the health department wherein it was decided that the corporation would come up with a proper proposal for handing over the land parcel. The alternate station plan was approved by the TMC and even technical drawings cleared by the railways but was held up due to non availability of land from the health department.
Of the three options suggested by the municipal administration, the first involves where the corporation will grant transfer of development rights (TDR) to twice the area of the required expanse of land along with incentives as mandated in the development control rules for the city. The second proposal entails rehabilitation of the slums on the reserved land and handing over a required constructed premises, equal to that which needs to be evacuated, at some other spot in the city.
The third proposal involves relocating the existing premises spread over 14.88 acres to some other part of the city where the hospital would be developed by a private developer using construction TDR.
Commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal has confirmed the administration has sent three proposals to the health department and said that they are presently awaiting response following which they will immediately start working on the land transfer.
Source : timesofindia.indiatimes.com