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  • Re : Nashik : New Destination

    Civic body ropes in NGO for cleanliness campaign

    Tushar Pawar| TNN | Dec 8, 2017, 10:55 IST
    NASHIK: The civic body has roped in a city-based NGO, Seva, to raise awareness among city residents on cleanliness and segregation of waste. Around 700 women wastepickers, who are members of the NGO, will fan out to these six divisions of the city.

    Apart from the awareness campaign, these waste pickers will collect garbage from door-steps on nominal charge. "Around 700 members of the NGO will distribute pamphlets to citizens on how to segregate of solid and wet waste. They will work for one year. We are in the process of giving them identity cards to facilitate them to do their job," said a civic official. According to the official, the main objective of the scheme is to preach the importance of cleanliness and proper sanitation. "The NGO volunteers will guide them how to segregate various garbage," he added. Rajpal Shinde from Seva said, "We are working for the rights of rag-pickers in the city. There are 2,000 women waste pickers who are the members of our organisation. We will work jointly with the NMC." The volunteers will also guide how to wrap used sanitary napkins and mark them with red colour.

    "Around 40% of couples are working and they are unable to take the garbage out to collection vans. Moreover, 10% are aged persons who are also unable to walk out to garbage collection van. Hence, we will provide services to these people on nominal charges of Rs 50 per month," Shinde said. "There are cases of burning garbage, particularly of plant leaves or branches. We have suggested the NMC to allow us to collect such plant waste, which will be crushed to powder and reused in NMC's gardens," he added.









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      Will discuss Nashik's realty-related issues with CM: Mayor

      Development in Mumbai and Pune has already crossed the saturation levels and the city is emerging as one of the major destinations in the state from the investment point of viewTushar Pawar | TNN | December 14, 2017, 14:00 IST

      NAHSIK: Mayor Ranjana Bhansi on Tuesday announced that she would take up various issues related to city's real estate sector with chief minister Devendra Fadnavisduring the latter's visit to Nashik for the concluding ceremony of realty expo 'Shelter 2017'.

      Addressing a gathering on Tuesday, Bhansi said that builders play a major role in developing the city. "Families have become nuclear and everyone wants a home and it's the builders who fulfil the dream of every person of buying a home of their choice," she said.

      Nashik is part of the golden triangle and is the third major city of the state after Mumbai and Pune. Development in Mumbai and Pune has already crossed the saturation levels and the city is emerging as one of the major destinations in the state from the investment point of view.

      Informing about the Smart City and infrastructure development, Bhansi asked the CREDAI Nashik members to support in building the city so that it becomes a role model for others.

      Ajay Boraste, city chief of Shiv Sena, said, "The exhibition will not only showcase realty projects, but will also make branding and marketing of the city."

      He added, "CREDAI Nashik is not only an organisation of the builders, but it has become a brand of trust where people blindly invest to buy a home of their dream."

      Meanwhile, CREDAI Nashik has decided to extend the exhibition by one day - up to December 26 - as Fadnavis has agreed to preside over the concluding ceremony. Initially, the five-day event was supposed to conclude on December 25.

      The exhibition will be held on the sprawling campus of Dongre Hostel ground on the Gangapur Road.










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      • Re : Nashik : New Destination

        726 MahaRERA-registered projects in Nashik

        Nashik region involves Nashik, Jalgaon, Dhule, Nandurbar and Ahmednagar districtsTushar Pawar | TNN | Updated: December 20, 2017, 17:52 IST

        NASHIK: As many as 904 new and ongoing real estateprojects in Nashik region, including 726 projects in Nashik city, have so far been registered with the Maharashtra Real Estate Regulatory Authority (MahaRERA).

        Nashik region involves Nashik, Jalgaon, Dhule, Nandurbar and Ahmednagar districts.

        There are a total of 9,500 flats from the 726 under construction projects in the city, registered under Rera.

        Projects that are ready and have got Building and Completion Certification need not get registered under Rera. According to insiders from the real estate fraternity, there are around 3,000 flats lying unsold in the city. It means there is good supply of residential properties in the city, considering the under construction projects and the ready unsold flats.

        Sunil Kotwal, president of Credai Nashik, said, "Around 904 projects have been registered under Rera in Nashik region comprising five districts. Of these 726 projects with around 9,500 flats are from Nashik city. There has been good supply and these with around 9,500 flats are from Nashik city. There has been good supply and these properties are available at moderate rates. Moreover, the rate of interest on home loans is also at a lower level. Hence, this is a good opportunity for people to buy a home."

        Moreover, 97 projects registered under Rera are from Ahmednagar, 61 projects from Jalgaon, 14 projects from Dhule and 6 projects from Nandurbar. As per Rera norms, it is mandatory for developers to register new projects with Rera on its website by uploading the documents concerned. Under the Rera Act, any ongoing project in the state that has not received occupation certificate till April 30, 2017, were had to register before July 31, 2017.

        Section 3 of the Act says, ongoing projects which are not registered cannot advertise, sell, market any flats/shops in that project. If any promoter fails to register as per the Act, he shall be liable to a penalty that may extend up to 10% of the estimated cost of the real estate project.

        On continued violation, the builder can be punished with imprisonment for a term that may extend up to three years or with fine that may extend up to a further 10% of the estimated cost of the project, or both.

        It is mandatory that the advertisement for marketing of apartments in the real estate project must carry the MahaRera registration number.








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          4-laning of airport road to begin soon

          Abhilash Botekar| TNN | Dec 22, 2017, 12:25 IST
          NASHIK: The four-laning of 5-km road — connecting Ozar airport and MumbaiAgra National Highway — stalled over lack of funds for direct purchase of land from farmers will now begin soon as the Public Works Department (PWD) has finally got the money from the government.
          "The decision of fourlaning the existing two-lane road was taken before the Kumbh Mela but it was locked due to lack of funds for direct purchase of land. We recently received Rs 8 crore from the state government that will now help us settle the dues of farmers and get access to their land," a senior officer from the PWD office said. The entire road is expected to cost Rs 36 crore, including Rs 24.20 crore as payment for land acquisition and the rest for the construction of the road. The road will connect '10th Mile' a spot on Mumbai-Agra National Highway and the airport in Janori village. The four-lane will thus facilitate flawless movement of vehicles. A total area of 6.07 hectare was to be bought from farmers in Janori and 2.33 hectare in Ozar by paying Rs 12.06 crore and Rs 12.13 crore, respectively.

          "Since this is direct purchase agreement with the farmers, the dues will be paid and land will be bought through direct sale deed. The farmers had agreed to the price long time ago, but the problem was funds. Finally, the government has released Rs 8 crore," the official said. Earlier, the construction of road was to be finished by March 18, but now it seems to be very difficult.

          The road length is too small and can be accomplished easily but not before acquiring the entire stretch. "We don't know how much time. We need to make payments top the farmers unless that happens we will not be able to carry out any work. The deadline of March 18 thus cannot be adhered to," the official added









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          • Re : Nashik : New Destination

            Realty sector expects Rs700cr biz in 3 months

            TNN | Jan 4, 2018, 22:55 IST


            Nashik: The property exhibition 'Shelter 2017' held here last month is set to propel the real estate sector of Nashik. During the event, close to 350 flats totally worth Rs 125 crore were sold and the banks have sanctioned 130 loan proposals, with the average amount being over Rs 25 lakh.

            The Confederation of Real Estate Developers' Association of India (Credai) is expecting to generate business worth Rs 700 crore in the next three months.

            Sunil Kotwal, president of Credai, Nashik said, "We had got a footfall of 85,000 during the expo. We are expecting sale of 1,000 flats worth Rs 350 crore in the coming three months. We also had enquiries for plots. We are expecting sale of around 1,000 plots worth Rs 350 to Rs 400 crore."

            The real estate sector had been badly affected due to various reasons, but it started gathering momentum from Diwali.

            Over 300 flats, totally worth Rs 100 crore, were sold during Diwali. In the past four months (September-December), 650 flats worth Rs 225 crore have been sold, according to Credai.

            So far, 726 new and ongoing projects in the city, comprising 9,500 flats, have been registered with the Maharashtra Real Estate Regulatory Authority (MahaRERA).










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              38 restaurants in Nashik face the music

              TNN | Updated: Jan 12, 2018, 12:16 IST


              NASHIK: The Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) has sent notices to as many as 38 restaurants and hotels across the city that are situated on terraces and in basements. The town planning department sent a list to the encroachment department that has started issuing notices.

              Civic chief Abhishek Krishnahad assured last week that restaurants on rooftops and basements would face action by month-end. During the NMC's standing committee meeting on Saturday, the corporators came down heavily on the administration questioning about fire safety and permissions to such establishments.

              The fire department also started conducting a survey for fire safety norms in restaurants and hotels on terraces and basements in the wake of the Kamala Millsmishap last month.

              The fire department had said that these restaurants/bars/hotels did not seek permission from them while the town planning department said these were unauthorised. Interestingly, the town planning department did not have a list of such unauthorised eat-outs till the issue came up for discussion. The fire department already issued notices to more than 10 restaurants/hotels for lack of fire safety provision. The fire department has also started conducting a survey for fire safety norms in restaurants and hotels on terraces and basements. But considering that such eat-outs and bars are unauthorised in the first place, all the restaurants on rooftops and basements are under scanner and will face action by January-end.

              The town planning department has recently handed over a list of 38 restaurants/bars/hotels that are operating illegally to the encroachment department. "We have started issuing notices to these establishments asking them to remove all the unauthorised constructions. We will be issuing two notices. If they do not comply then we will demolish it," informed an NMC official.









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                Facelift for Nashik's gaothan areas unlikely

                The old city areas were to be developed under Smart City Mission’s retrofitting criteria. The idea was to increase the FSI from 2 to 4 and acquire land from property owners for area-based development.Sumita Sarkar | TNN | Updated: January 19, 2018, 18:56 IST

                NASHIK: The gaothan areas of the city that were to get a facelift under the Smart CityMission could be in for disappointment as funds to the tune of Rs 204 crore would be used mainly for development of roads.

                The old city areas were to be developed under Smart City Mission’s retrofitting criteria. The idea was to increase the FSI (floor space index) from 2 to 4 and acquire land from property owners for area-based development. However, the new DCPR (development control and promotion regulations) has reduced the FSI from 2 to 1.5 .

                The Rs 204-crore roads project included basic infrastructure like drainage network, sewage lines and provision for 24-hour water supply, but it is not possible with the new DCPR. Under such circumstances, the fund will be utilised mainly for construction of roads.

                “We will have to demolish roads in some places for services and utilities. We carried out a detailed topography survey in the last three-four months,” said a representative of the KPMG Advisory Services Private Limited, consultant for Smart City.

                “We will have cobblestone for heritage walk. Damaged roads are also being studied.”

                Gutter water flows into Waghadi and 100% underground drainage has not been done here. On this, the company representative said that interception and diversion of are a part of retro component. The sewers will be diverted to the sewage treatment plant.

                “We have completed the survey. We can say exactly how many such diversions are to be made only after the design is ready,” he said.

                He, however, was unable to explain how this could be done when the FSI having been reduced. With the chances of increase in the FSI dim, all other services cannot be provided optimally, except road construction.

                Prakash Thavil, CEO of Nashik Municipal Smart City Development Corporation, said, “We will install pipelines for drainage, sewage etc wherever necessary. It will not be the entire pipeline. These are included in the Rs 204-crore proposal.”

                About the issue of FSI, Thavil said that it comes under the town planning department’s ambit and that the matter will be discussed with it.

                During the Smart City meeting on September 21, 2016, principal secretary, planning department, Sitaram Kunte, had said that although it was a big challenge to redevelop old city areas as the roads are not uniform, there are multi-storey buildings, chawls and tenancy rights and other problems. He had said that it was not impossible to do the retrofitting.










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                  NMC’s road infra boost in MIDC areas

                  Tushar Pawar| TNN | Updated: Jan 19, 2018, 14:38 IST
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                  NASHIK: The Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) will pump in about Rs 25 crore to develop roads in Satpur and Ambad industrial estates of Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation(MIDC) in order to boost the road connectivity.

                  Mayor Ranjana Bhansi shared this information while inaugurating a four-day industrial expo — 'AIMA Index - 2018' that got underway on Thursday. The exhibition is being held on Dongre Hostel grounds along Gangapur Road.

                  The NMC has planned road works for the city worth Rs 217 crore, including Rs 25 crore for Satpur and Ambad MIDC areas. Moreover, the civic body has also prepared a Detailed Project Report (DPR) for drainage management in both the estates and it has been sent to the state government for approval.

                  "The industry is the revenue generating sector for the civic body. Hence, we are giving a major thrust to create basic infrastructure like roads in MIDC estates that are within the jurisdiction of the NMC. We have proposed road works totally worth Rs 217 crore, including provisions of Rs 25 crore for roads to be developed in industrial estates," said Bhansi.

                  Daljeet Singh, CEO of Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (Nashik division), during his speech urged the industries to focus on quality of production and competitiveness. "Industries need to use skills to reduce the production cost. The innovation is the best way to focus for the novel products," he said.

                  "We started outsourcing components to industries after we started manufacturing of Su-30. We already have a good vendor base in Nashik and also in other places. But our major focus is on developing the vendor base in Nashik," he added.

                  Singh also appealed to the industries to approach the company to get registered if they want to become a vendor.

                  Dhananjay Bele, chairman of organising committee of 'AIMA Index -2018', urged the need to create permanent industrial exhibition centre through MIDC and Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC).

                  "Our objective is to highlight the strength of industries and generate business for participant industries," he said. The exhibition houses a total of 328 stalls across 200 industries. The exhibition will conclude on January 21.










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                    Civic body likely to buy another robotic machine to clean rivers

                    Sumita Sarkar| TNN | Feb 8, 2018, 23:29 IST
                    Nashik: The civic body is likely to buy one more robotic machine to clean the rivers. A proposal to purchase the machine was put forth during a meeting of the NMC's medical assistance and health committee on Thursday.

                    The NMC has one robotic machine which is being used to clean the Nandini river. Based on the performance of the machine, the committee has suggested purchase of one more machine to clean the other rivers in the city.

                    On Thursday, chairperson of the committee Satish Kulkarni took review of the condition of rivers.

                    Deputy municipal commissioner and chief of the Godavari conservation cell Rohidas Dorkulkar said in the meeting, "We have cleaned Ramkund and other ponds near it in the past two days. We have been cleaning the Nandini for a month. We have started fining the people who release sewage into the river."

                    Executive engineer SR Vanjari said the Nandini river was cleaned from Mhsaoba temple to Untwadi bridge in the first phase. "In the second phase we have started cleaning from ITI bridge. We will be cleaning the entire river within the city limits."

                    Dorkulkar said the sewage treatment plants will be upgraded and sewage lines will be laid to transport sewage from households to the STPs.

                    "We have sent a detailed project report of Rs 90 crore to the government for laying sewage lines and upgrading Agartakli and Tapovan STPs. The Rs 58-crore STP at Pimpalgaon Khamb will be funded through the Amrut. Industries in Ambad and Satpur release effluents into the Nandini. We had sent letters in this regard for two-three years. Recently also we gave a list of 18 such industries to the MPCB," Vanjari said.

                    Dorkulkar said the hearing on river pollution case is scheduled on February 15 at the high court. "If there is no action by the MPCB and the MIDC, we will bring it to the notice of the court."

                    Kulkarni said rather than depending upon the MPCB and the MIDC, the civic body should keep taking action.

                    "We will take review every 15 days. Make a proposal to buy another robotic machine to clean the rivers," Kulkarni directed.





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                    • Re : Nashik : New Destination

                      Police implement new traffic curbs in city

                      Santosh Sonawane| TNN | Updated: Feb 9, 2018, 11:22 IST
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                      NASHIK: The city police have demarcated quite a few 'no parking' zones in different parts of the city and banned entry for heavy vehicles on several roads from Thursday to avoid traffic jams and accidents.

                      In view of the recent accident on Jail Road in which a motorcycle rider was killed, police have banned heavy vehicles on the road from 6am to 10am. Heavy vehicles are banned on the stretch from Bytco Junction to Nanduri Naka and will use the national highway instead.

                      Laxmikant Patil, DCP, Zone 1 and traffic branch, said, "Jail Road has heavy rush of pedestrians, students, and vehicles. Many accidents have occurred on this road. The residents of the area have demanded ban on heavy vehicles on this road."

                      The ban will not affect movement of police vehicles, hearse, fire tenders, ST buses, and vehicles of the central jail, India Security Press and other government offices.

                      The constant rush of vehicles and pedestrians on the service roads along the Mumbai-Agra highway between Dwarka junction and Tractor House and Dwarka junction to Wadala Naka, often leads to traffic snarls. The situation worsens when heavy vehicles like trucks and tourist buses enter these roads and halt in 'no parking' zones. At times accidents also happen. So, it has been decided not to allow heavy vehicles on these stretches of the service roads from 9.30am to 1.30pm and 4.30pm to 9pm, police said.

                      Police have also decided to make the stretch from Gadkari Chowk to Sarda Circle to Dwarka as 'no parking' zone. Over the past few years, the stretch has been witnessing heavy rush. The large number of garages and outlets of car decor leads to parking of many vehicles along this road. Due to the illegal parking, speed of vehicles comes down, which creates traffic jams and also leads to accidents.

                      Also, the office of the fire brigade is on the same stretch. Drivers of fire tenders find it difficult to drive through the parked vehicles during emergency. To avoid such things, the stretch has been declared 'no parking' zone.

                      Police have also made no parking zones in Ambad and Satpur. Two hundred metre from Divya Adlabs on its east, west and north, 200 metres on the west and south of Pawan Nagar vegetable market, both sides of the road from Ghorpade petrol pump to Trimurti Chowk and Trimurti Chowk to Divya Adlabs, 500m on the road from Garware junction to Seva Automobile on both sides, Santosh hotel to Pathardi Phata Corner and Satpur vegetable market, and in front the town police chowky, on both sides till 500m are made 'no parking zones'.









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