पंजाब सरकार ने निजी बिल्डरों से ईडीसी शुल्क भुगतान की वसूली में ढील दी

Chandigarh: 50-acre land in Sector 34 may be considered for smart city project

As forest department of the Chandigarh administration has showed its unwillingness to provide land in Sector 43 to Chandigarh Smart City LimitedCompany (CSCL) to develop the commercial hub there, the smart city is going to bring this agenda in the board of directors meeting of the CSCL scheduled later this month. Sources confirmed that the land in Sector 34 that belongs to the Chandigarh administration may be considered for the said purpose, but any decision in this regard will be taken after a detailed discussion on the issue, viability of the land, its usages among other issues. Moreover, the UT administration may constitute a committee under the chairmanship of UT finance secretary in this regard. Since a large commercial area was planned in Sector 43, it will be a major challenge for both CSCL and the UT administration to locate a commercially suitable and viable land. “Though, we have been given signal by the UT administration that around 50-acre land in Sector 34 is vacant, can be used for the said purpose instead of the forest land in Sector 43, but there is no formal communication in this regard. Since, an agenda has been put up regarding the alternative land in the place of Sector 43 in the board of directors meeting, now it will depend on the board and senior officers of the Chandigarh administration to take a call in this regard,” sources in the administration revealed. Significantly, the forest department has recently showed its unwillingness to provide forest land in Sector 43 to Chandigarh Smart City Limited Company to develop a commercial hub there and thus it ended the biggest chance for the CSCL to earn around Rs 200 crore per month from Sector 43 commercial venture to run the Smart City Projects, planned across the city. Though, the final decision over the unwillingness of the forest department not to provide land will be discussed and decided in the board of directors meeting of the smart city. What the plan says  According to the initial plan, 71-acre land in Sector 43 was to be developed with around Rs 4,800 crore. The area was to be developed as major commercial hub of the city, consisting shops, showrooms, hotels and so on. Though, the additional floor area ratio for this particular area was also increased as Sector 43 was to be developed as key destination of the city under Smart City Project. Source: ET Realty

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