Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Nashik : New Destination

Collapse
This is a sticky topic.
X
X
Collapse

Nashik : New Destination

Last updated: 1 day ago
779 | Posts
74882 | Views
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Guest's Avatar
    Guest started a topic Nashik : New Destination

    Nashik : New Destination

    PUNE: After Pune, it could be destination Nashik for industry as Pune is fast running out of land. The vigorous land acuisition by the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) and private industry here is soon going to ensure this.

    Sources said that the state government’s industrial infrastructure development arm is looking to create a land bank of between 10,000-20,000 hectares in the two cities, Pune and Nashik, with emphasis on the latter.

    However, the attraction of destination Pune remains. MIDC is looking to acquire land for which notifications have been issued at Ranjangaon, Talegaon, Chakan, Karla and Khed.

    The state government is believed to have received 1800 applications for the Chakan industrial area, 1100 for Ranjangaon and 600 for Talegaon. The land bank with the MIDC, Pune region, is close to being exhausted and it is facing problems in acquiring new land.

    Industry experts think Nashik will prove to be the alternative to Pune. “Nashik, with it’s huge land availability, abudant water supply and connectivity with Mumbai offers ideal locations. It has got mild climate like Pune too,” sources said.

  • MANOJa
    replied
    8pm-midnight is peak time for Nashik city road accidents

    Updated: Nov 27, 2022, 06:37 IST


    NASHIK: In a bid to reduce the number of road accidents and deaths by taking appropriate measures, the city police have analysed all the accidents based on the time they took place. The police divided the day into six 4-hour slots and found that the highest number of accidents took place between 8pm and midnight, followed by the 4-8pm slot.

    The police said while 4-8pm is the peak time for traffic movement on city roads, and there are more vehicles on the streets, actual rash driving begins after 8pm. After 8pm, the number of vehicles out on the roads drops - but not to the extent of having empty streets. This leads to more accidents.

    Between January and October-end this year, the police registered 391 fatal and non-fatal accidents. The city police found that among the six time slots, 116 accidents had taken place between 8pm and midnight along. This was followed by 81 accidents between 4 and 8pm. The analysis further showed that there were 57 accidents between 8am and noon, and 59 accidents between noon and 4pm. The midnight-4am slot - when the roads are relatively empty - accounted for the lowest number of accidents (35). The 4-8am slot too had only 43 accidents.

    Nashik police commissioner Jayant Naiknavare gave a presentation on this analysis at a recently called parliamentary road safety committee meeting, which was chaired by Union minister Bharati Pawar and Nashik city MP Hemant Godse.

    The police commissioner informed the committee about the slew of measures the police are taking to prevent road fatalities, and the department's coordination with the Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) to set up road signals, parking lots and new methods of road patrolling to bring down the number of accidents.

    At the same meeting, the Nashik rural police also made a presentation on accident analysis. It showed that the highest number of accidents in the rural areas took place between 4 and 8pm, followed by the 8 pm to midnight time period.

    In rural Nashik, 1,197 road accidents took place this year till October-end. The police found that 357 accidents took place between 4 and 8pm, and 233 accidents took place between 8pm and midnight. In the other time slots, 99 accidents took place between midnight and 4am, 122 accidents took place in the 4-8am slot, 172 took place between 8am and noon, and 214 took place between noon and 4pm.









    8pm-midnight is peak time for Nashik city road accidents | Nashik News - Times of India (indiatimes.com)

    Leave a comment:


  • MANOJa
    replied
    Nashik civic body adds stricter tree-plantation clause in new real estate policy

    Read more at:
    https://realty.economictimes.indiati...olicy/95702599



    The Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) has drafted a new policy for real estate developers undertaking construction activities in the city. The move is aimed at increasing the city’s green cover.


    NASHIK: The Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) has drafted a new policy for real estate developers undertaking construction activities in the city. The move is aimed at increasing the city’s green cover.

    The new policy entails mandatory plantation of trees equivalent to the age of the trees that the developers chop at the construction site. For example, if a developer chops a 20-year-old tree, then he must plant 20 saplings — some within that same premises and the rest at the location identified by the civic body. Moreover, the developers must maintain these trees for seven years.

    Under the previous policy, builders had to pay a nominal deposit of Rs 1,000 for each tree to the NMC for new plantation in lieu of the trees chopped by the builders while constructing any building. This enabled them to acquire an NoC from the civic body.

    Although it was essential for the builders to plant saplings, the rule was rarely adhered to. As per the new policy, NMC officials will make spot visits to check whether the saplings have been planted and the civic body will give the building completion certificates only after the inspection of the trees planted 4 years ago.

    NMC officials said they have introduced this new policy in a bid to increase and maintain the green cover of the city. The civic body has also issued a circular about the new policy that came into effect last week.

    For the state, the green cover should be at least 33%, but there are no specific provisions on how much green cover cities should have. In the case of Nashik city, the green cover, at present, is 24%. Nashik city has around 50 lakh trees as per the survey conducted a few years back. “Our objective is to increase the green cover of the city up to 30%. For that, we would need to plant another 10 lakh trees in the city,” a civic official said.

    Senior member and former president of the Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Association of India (Credai) Umesh Wankhede welcomed the new policy of planting trees that would be equivalent to the age of the trees that the developers chop at the construction site.

    “This is really a good decision as it is necessary to increase the green cover of the city. There is no problem with the survival of trees once they cross the first two-three years. Therefore, the clause of the time limit for maintaining trees should be reduced from the current seven years to three years,” said Wankhede, who is also the chairperson of the real estate committee of Maharashtra Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (MACCIA).

    Leave a comment:


  • MANOJa
    replied
    Nashik: Property tax department to intensify recovery drive

    Tushar Pawar / TNN / Updated: Nov 15, 2022, 10:28 IST


    The NMC has so far collected Rs 103 crore and has to recover Rs 47 crore more to meet the target

    NASHIK: Nashik municipal commissioner Chandrakant Pulkundwar has set a deadline of December-end for the property tax department to complete the property tax collection target of Rs 150 crore set for the current financial year.

    The municipal commissioner has also directed the property tax department to intensify its tax recovery drive and play drums in front of the houses of the big property tax defaulters.

    The Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) has collected Rs 103 crore so far and it has to recover Rs 47 crore to meet the target.

    Pulkundwar told TOI, “The drive of the civic body to play drums in front of the houses of the big property tax defaulters is yielding good results. Instructions have been given to all the six divisional offices to intensify the drive.”

    NMC officials said they started the drive a few days before Diwali and it was halted during the festival.

    “We played drums in front of the houses of over 300 big defaulters with dues over Rs 1 lakh. So far, we have received around Rs 5 crore through big defaulters due to such drive,” he said.

    Moreover, the civic body has also made the names of a total of 600 big property tax defaulters public as part of its name-and-shame drive.

    The civic body has uploaded the list of over 1,200 defaulters on its official website and requested them to clear their dues at the earliest. These 1,200 defaulters owe over Rs 60 crore to the civic body — ranging from Rs 1 lakh to over Rs 20 lakh each.

    The dues have not been paid for the past few years despite the issuance of several notices by the property tax department of the municipal corporation.









    Property Tax Dept To Intensify Recovery Drive | Nashik News - Times of India (indiatimes.com)

    Leave a comment:


  • MANOJa
    replied
    Govt nod for funds to water project key for parched areas

    Nov 5, 2022, 08:18 IST



    Nashik: The state government has now given its approval to provide Rs 580 crore for the completion of various projects related to the river linking and water diversion scheme in Nashik that will bring water to the parched talukas of Niphad and Yeola.

    A part of the Upper Godavari Project, the government has given fourth revised approval for the water diversion scheme in Nashik district. Former district guardian minister Chhagan Bhujbal said the government resolution is significant for the completion of the works related to Manjarpada (Devsane) water diversion scheme, completion of canals of Punegaon, Daraswadi, Palkhed and Ozharkhed dams.

    “This was vital as the projects were lingering for the past five years. The completion of the projects is expected before next monsoon and the people will reap benefits of the same,” said Bhujbal.

    The Upper Godavari Project, under Godavari Marathwada Irrigation Development Corporation (GMIDC), is aimed at irrigating 74,210 hectares in Nashik, Ahmednagar and Aurangabad districts.

    There are six dams in the project — Waghad, Karanjwan, Palkhed, Ozarkhed, Tisgaon and Punegaon.

    The Manjarpada (Devsane) water diversion scheme and other 11 schemes are included in the project for stabilization of water in the Karanjavan, Waghad, Ozarkhed and Punegaon projects.

    The government has approved Rs 28 crore for Ozarkhed project, Rs 174 crores for the Punegaon Rs 116 crore for Daraswadi canal, Rs 157 crore for Manjarpada diversion scheme and Rs 100 crore for other diversion schemes, besides Rs 5 crore for miscellaneous works.










    Govt Nod For Funds To Water Project Key For Parched Areas | Nashik News - Times of India (indiatimes.com)

    Leave a comment:


  • MANOJa
    replied
    Nashik civic body’s ban fails to keep people off Ramsetu

    Abhilash Botekar / TNN / Updated: Nov 1, 2022, 13:27 IST



    Cracks and gaping holes had appeared on the carriageway of the bridge during the floods in July

    NASHIK: Bikers, pedestrians and vendors in Nashik have been ignoring the ban on the use of the seven-decade-old Ramsetu bridge that was imposed in July after the structure developed cracks and holes.

    Signboards and temporary barricades, that were placed at both ends of the bridge, are nowhere to be seen today. As a result, two-wheelers and pedestrians have again started using the bridge that connects Ramkund and Saraf Bazaar areas. Some vendors also ply their wares on the structure.

    Cracks and gaping holes had appeared on the carriageway of the bridge during the floods in July, making the structure dangerous. In response, the Nashik Municipal Corporation decided to ban the use of the bridge. But, the ban has not kept people away. Some are not even aware that they are not to use the bridge.

    “I just have to cross the river, so I use the bridge. Besides, now there is no indication saying that the bridge is not to be used. How can a person know what the current situation is?” asked Rajani Sakhre, a resident who rode a scooter across the bridge.

    The cracks and holes have been temporarily covered with concrete slabs, but there is no way to know if the bridge is safe to use at present.

    “Ramsetu in Nashik was constructed in 1956 and it has faced multiple floods — almost every time during monsoon. I wonder why the safety of the commuters is being neglected by the administration, despite the fact that the corporation itself had banned movement across the bridge. Are we waiting for some major accident, like the Morbi bridge collapse that claimed many lives, before action is taken?” asked Devang Jani, a social activist in the area.

    The NMC had decided to get a structural audit of the bridge done to decide if it should be conclusion whether it should be dismantled, or rehabilitated with repairs and the addition of safety features.

    “The Nashik Municipal Smart City Development Corporation Limited (NMSCDCL) conducted the structural audit of the bridge with the help of a Mumbai-based engineering institute in October.

    The reports are awaited. Therefore, the bridge continues to be out of bounds for the people,” said Sumant More, the chief executive officer of NMSCDCL. The CEO added that the barricades put up initially were temporary. They would be installed again to ensure two-wheelers do not enter the bridge. Four-wheelers anyway do not have access to Ramsetu. More also appealed to people to refrain from using the bridge till further orders.










    Nashik Civic Body’s Ban Fails To Keep People Off Ramsetu | Nashik News - Times of India (indiatimes.com)

    Leave a comment:


  • MANOJa
    replied
    Nashik civic body collects Rs 2.7 crore from property tax defaulters in three days

    Read more at:
    https://realty.economictimes.indiati...-days/95059103



    NMC has engaged drummers, who are playing the drums in front of the houses of property taxpayers' defaulters since October 17. The drive is to be held at regular intervals until March end of next year.


    NASHIK: The Nashik Municipal Corporation’s (NMC) move to play the drums in front of the houses of property tax defaulters during three consecutive days last week has yielded good results as the civic body has received Rs 2.7 crore revenue from the defaulters.

    NMC has engaged drummers, who are playing the drums in front of the houses of property taxpayers' defaulters since October 17. The drive is to be held at regular intervals until March end of next year.

    NMC officials said they played the drums in front of the houses of 256 property tax defaulters. Of them, some paid their tax dues amounting to Rs 2.75 crore. The officials said the drive was stopped due to Diwali, but it will begin again after the festival.

    The civic body has uploaded the list of 1,258 defaulters on its official website and requested them to clear their dues at the earliest. These 1,258 defaulters owe over Rs 50 crore to the civic body, ranging from Rs 1 lakh to over Rs 20 lakh. The dues have not been paid for the past few years despite the issuing of several notices by the property tax department.

    NMC officials said their repeated pleas to defaulters to clear the pending property tax dues did not yield results. Hence, the drive was started.

    The property tax department has set a target of collecting Rs 250 crore, including 100 crore pending dues from the defaulters during the current financial year 2022-23.

    However during the last six months of the present fiscal, the total collection was only Rs 90 crore and NMC is yet to collect Rs 160 crore property tax to meet the target.

    Leave a comment:


  • MANOJa
    replied
    Nashik Municipal Corporation starts survey of chowks to remove encroachments

    Tushar Pawar / TNN / Updated: Oct 19, 2022, 11:12 IST



    Some 12 people have already removed encroachments on their own at the Mirchi hotel chowk

    NASHIK: Even as a dozen of owners have voluntarily removed illegal structures near Mirchi hotel chowk after the Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) served notices, the civic body has started a survey to identify and serve similar notices to encroachers at all the chowks near national and state highways passing through the city.

    A survey will be conducted at all chowks and junctions on ring roads and major roads across the city to remove encroachments.

    The civic body’s town planning department said it has set a week's deadline to complete the survey of all junctions in the city and serve notices to the encroachers.

    NMC has already served notices to the owners of over 20 illegal structures on the Nashik-Aurangabad state highway. The civic body will be undertaking a special drive to remove remaining encroachments on the Nashik-Aurangabad state highway on Thursday.

    Some 12 people have already removed encroachments on their own at Mirchi hotel chowk, while the remaining encroachments on other chowks on the same state highway are to be removed shortly.

    Recently, 12 people died and 43 were injured in the accident that took place on October 8 at the Mirchi hotel chowk on the Nashik-Aurangabad highway. After this, the Nashik civic body immediately undertook various measures like road repair, widening the chowk, installing speed breakers and bumble marking and removing encroachments.

    The civic body has also started the survey at all the chowks and junctions on the state and national highways apart from ring roads and other major roads in the city to identify encroachments and remove them.

    NMC has also decided to conduct the road traffic safety audit of all 25 blackspots through a Mumbai-based agency. The survey will be started soon and the report, along with measures to be taken, at the specific blackspots are to be submitted to the civic administration within a month.












    Nmc Starts Survey Of Chowks To Remove Encroachments | Nashik News - Times of India (indiatimes.com)

    Leave a comment:


  • MANOJa
    replied
    Reduce tax on commercial properties: CREDAI Nashik

    Read more at:
    https://realty.economictimes.indiati...ashik/94945239



    The business of renting out commercial properties has been adversely affected in Nashik due to Covid-19 and the higher property tax rates that came into force from the 2018-19 fiscal.


    NASHIK: Members from Nashik chapter of Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Association of India (CREDAI) want the Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) to reduce the property tax levied on commercial properties.

    The business of renting out commercial properties has been adversely affected in Nashik due to Covid-19 and the higher property tax rates that came into force from the 2018-19 fiscal.

    According to experts from the real estate sector, rent on commercial properties was slashed by 20% during the two years of the pandemic. Since then, the market has witnessed some recovery and the rent has increased by 10%. But it is still lower than the pre-Covid level.

    Now, the main worry for the owners of the commercial properties is the increased property tax that was increased in the year 2018-19 from Rs 19.80 per sq metre to Rs 79.20 per sq metre. The owners are now finding it unaffordable to renew the contracts at existing rates.

    Umesh Wankhede, a senior CREDAI member, said there was a four-time hike in commercial property tax by the NMC. “The owners of the commercial properties already had signed agreements and there was no scope for them to increase the rent after the property tax was increased. Thereafter, the pandemic also hit the realty sector and the owners had to slash the rent,” he said.

    “We want the NMC to reduce the property tax on commercial properties. Though the sector is in recovery mode, the lease rate of the commercial properties is still 10% lower than the pre-Covid level. Increasing the rent has already proved futile as there are not many takers,” he added.

    Meanwhile, a delegation of CREDAI Nashik is expected to meet municipal commissioner Chandrkant Pulkundwar to discuss the issue.

    Leave a comment:


  • MANOJa
    replied
    Nashik Municipal Corporation to link building completion certificate to property tax

    Tushar Pawar / TNN / Updated: Oct 14, 2022, 09:41 IST



    Image used for representational purpose

    NASHIK: Nashik municipal commissioner Chandrakant Pulkundwar has started reforms in the town planning department in a bid to facilitate building plans permissions and levy of property tax on the new properties immediately after issuance of the building completion certificates (BCCs).

    The civic chief has appointed a four-member panel that will study the functioning of the town planning departments of Thane, Navi Mumbai, Kalyan-Dombivali and Aurangabad municipal corporations, and suggest improvements needed in the town planning department of the Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC). The panel members include the deputy director (town planning), assistant director of town planning, deputy commissioner (garden) and town planner of the civic body.

    NMC commissioner Pulkundwar told TOI the committee will study various aspects of the town planning department and submit the report within a month. “The panel will consider reducing various stages in approving building plans, no objection certificates (NoCs) by the garden department, effective implementation of the BPMS software for online submission and approval of building plans, levy of property tax on new properties and providing new water connections while giving BCCs to the properties after construction is completed,” he said.

    “It will also suggest measures for illegal and excess constructions above the actual plan approved by the civic body,” he added.

    The Confederation of Real Estate Developers Association of India (Credai), Nashik, and the National Real Estate Development Council (Naredco), Nashik, had been asking the NMC administration to facilitate the submission and approval of building plans. Office-bearers of both real estate bodies had several meetings with the NMC commissioner.











    Nmc To Link Building Completion Certificate To Property Tax | Nashik News - Times of India (indiatimes.com)

    Leave a comment:

Have any questions or thoughts about this?
Working...
X