NASHIK: Rajesh Pandit, the petitioner of Godavari river pollution in the Bombay high court, has raised an objection to a proposed township project under the smart city known as Greenfield project as some part of the project comes under the blue line of Godavari.

Pandit has sent a letter to the CEO of the Nashik Municipal Smart City Development Corporation Ltd (NMSCDCL), divisional revenue commissioner Radhakrishna Game and Nashik municipal commissioner Kailas Jadhav urging them to remove the blue line areas of the river Godavari from the township project.

The project will be developed on 753 acre in Makhmalabad area towards Godavari. According to Pandit, around 25 acre of the project comes under the blue line.

“As per the government norms, construction activities are not done in blue line areas of the Godavari river, but the part of the township project falls under the blue line. We want NMSCDCL to exclude the areas of the township project,” said Pandit.

When contacted, CEO of NMSCDCL Prakash Thavil told TOI there is no construction activity there, only gardens will be developed there as per the norms. There is no violation of norms, added Thavil.

The township will be developed to create smart infrastructures like roads, water supply, sewage lines, smart lights and all necessary facilities.

As per the draft of the township project, farmers will get 55% of the land they give for integrated development of the areas, while infrastructure like roads, public amenities space will be developed on the remaining 45% of the land.



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