NIT Board gives nod to deleting reservations on nine plots

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 14 Jun 2018 09:59:55


Special Correspondent,

In a major decision to pave way for regularisation of illegal constructions over land reserved for various public purposes under development plan, Nagpur Improvement Trust (NIT) Board of Trustees gave its nod to delete reservations of nine plots. These plots were reserved for schools, maternity homes, and erstwhile Maharashtra State Electricity Board.

The NIT Board’s decision taken in its meeting on Wednesday, will pave way for residential use of these plots. Ashwin Mudgal, Chairman of NIT, presided over the meeting while Virendra Kukreja, Chairman of Standing Committee of Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC); Bhushan Shingne, Trustee, and others were present.

Kukreja and Shingne moved a proposal in the last meeting to start process for deletion of reservations of plots. Presently, these plots are under encroachment as people have constructed their houses. As per the report, people have encroached upon more than 50 per cent of these plots. Therefore, the specific purpose of these reservations could not be served.

NIT has decided to start process for deletion of reservation of primary school at Mouza Indora over 6,992 sq mtr land, reservation of primary school at Mouza Nari over 1,920 sq mtr, reservation of maternity home at Mouza Nari over 2,400 sq mtr, reservation of primary school at Mouza Nari over 600 sq mtr, reservation of secondary school at Mouza Nara over 7,840 sq mtr, reservation of secondary school at Mouza Nari over 5,376 sq mtr, reservation of primary school at Mouza Nari over 4,331 sq mtr, reservation of MSEB centre at Mouza Indora over 11,060 sq mtr, and reservation of primary school at Mouza Wanjara over 10,752 sq mtr land.

NIT will invite suggestions/objections from the people. Already, Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court has banned deletion of reservations of playground, open space and parks. Therefore, NIT did not pass any proposal to delete such reservations. Ravindra Kumbhare, Additional Municipal Commissioner; Ajay Ramteke, General Manager of NIT; Sunita Aloni, Assistant Director of Town Planning; Pohekar, Executive Engineer, and Kalpana Geete were present in the NIT Board meeting.

No ground rent to slum-dwellers
NIT will not recover ground rent from slum-dwellers while granting ownership rights of land to them. Presently, NIT recovers ground rent from them. Virendraa Kukreja and Bhushan Shingne moved a request before NIT Board of Trustees not to charge ground rent to slum-dwellers for land rights. Till now, NIT has distributed ownership rights to slum-dwellers at Dipty Signal, Panther Nagar, Adarsh Nagar, Prajapati Nagar, New Pandhrabodi, Nehru Nagar. As per the formula, ground rent depends on premium charges of the land. In this case, premium charge is zero. Therefore, ground rent also is zero. However, this facility will be provided to slum-dwellers of Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, Other Backward Classes, and financially backward people for their construction. After Government’s nod, NIT will have to return ground rent of slum-dwellers.

Great relief to EWS category
Nagpur Improvement Trust took a decision in favour of Economically Weaker Section (EWS) of the society to recover 50 per cent premium charges as per prevailing ready reckoner rates of the area and also to charge 2 per cent ground rent to them. The proposal was cleared in the Board meeting. It will be sent to State Government for its nod.