Sea plane to be in city skies very soon

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 05 Sep 2018 09:47:07


Special Correspondent,

The dream of operation of sea plane from Ambazari Lake will be a reality soon. Nagpur Improvement Trust (NIT) is ready to provide viability gap fund (VGF) for the operation of the Sea Plane in the city.
Board of Trustees of NIT has cleared the proposal of sea plane in the meeting held on Tuesday. The board meeting also accorded green signal to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Maharashtra Maritime Board for the operation of sea plane.

It may be mentioned that Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways are taking efforts to fly sea plane in Maharashtra and especially from Nagpur. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also flew in sea plane.
Virendra Kukreja, Standing Committee Chairman said, the decision of NIT will pave way for the operation of sea plane in Nagpur. The operator is mulling a proposal to operate it from Ambazari, Gorewada or Kolar in Koradi. The operator will provide all the basic facilities and create infrastructure for the operation of the plane.

Ashwin Mudgal, NIT Chairman said, the Trust has decided to provide Viability Gap Funding (VGP) for the project. The flying time of the plane will be 30 hours in a month. The ticket will be around Rs 1,000 to Rs 2,000. This would be 9 seater plane and it will be landed at Tadoba, Pench, Shegaon. The operator can use it for joy ride.

The board of trustee also sanction parking plazas over plot reserved for parking at Central Avenue. NIT will construct the parking plaza and contractor will manage them. Trust has four plots at Central Avenue and one plot has been given to Metro Rail, while other plot was given for police chowki. The remaining two plots will be used for parking plaza.

Trust also sanctioned the amalgamation fees and division of plots fees in the meeting. Now, it will levy Rs 10,000 for the division or amalgamation of plots. Presently, Trust is charging 2 per cent of ready reckoner rates for amalgamation and 0.75 per cent for the division of plots.
Board of Trustees also empanelled 49 architects for suggesting various plan for the development of the city. The NIT has created six categories for planning of the city in the field of horticulture, gardening, tourism, roads and others.

Trust also decided to give installment facilities to the builders having demand note of Rs one crore and more the payment of building plan. Now, the builders can pay the sum into different installments. However, they have to pay 15 per cent interest for installment facilities. If they failed to pay the amount then they have to pay 24 percent interest over the balance amount. Sunil Gujjalwar, Superintending Engineer, Ajay Ramteke, General Manager, Prashant Bhandarkar, CEO and others were present in the meeting.


NIT to demolish Futala lakeside shops
NIT will demolish Futala lakeside shops, said Ashwin Mudgal, Chairman of NIT. He said, the Trust has prepared a plan for the overall development of Futala Lake. We will develop a viewers gallery for Light and Sound Show, Musical Fountain in the lake. He said, the lease of the shops has been over and we did not renew it therefore, they are doing their business illegally. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has sanctioned funds for the development of Futala and Ambazari Lakes.