NAVI MUMBAI: Cidco, the City and Industrial Development Corporation, has recently allocated 46 plots to the project-affected persons (PAPs) of Navi Mumbai International Airport (NMIA).

The allotment took place through a computerized draw held at Cidco’s headquarters in CBD Belapur. Among the allocated plots, 23 are under the rehabilitation and resettlement (R&R) scheme, while the remaining 23 falls under the 22.5% compensation scheme. These plots have been granted to the villagers who relinquished their land for the airport’s construction.

Cidco is overseeing the development of NMIA, covering an area of 1,160 hectares, by acquiring land from 10 revenue villages in Panvel Taluka, Raigad district. As part of the process, the affected villagers have been relocated from their ancestral homes to rental houses. Cidco has offered rehabilitation packages and additional benefits to approximately 3,000 project-affected families under the state government-approved 22.5% scheme.

The Pushpak Nagar Node, situated adjacent to Ulwe, has been developed to facilitate the rehabilitation of the project-affected persons. Landowners who received allocated plots for constructing their new homes were provided Rs 1,000 per square foot. Additionally, a rent of Rs 500 per square foot is being disbursed for a duration of 18 months, a one-time special assistance payment of Rs 36,000 has been provided, and those who surrendered their farmland received a one-time agriculture compensation of Rs 1,24,500. Moreover, Cidco has disbursed transportation allowances of Rs 50,000 to each project-affected person.

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