VMC to hand over another housing project to controversial developer

The VMC standing committee has passed a proposal seeking clearance to shift a slum redevelopment scheme to the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana scheme.

By: Express News Service | Vadodara | Published:September 10, 2016 4:25 am

The VMC standing committee has passed a proposal seeking clearance to shift a slum redevelopment scheme to the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) scheme, and hand out the contract to the Manav Infrastructure Ltd, which is also developing the controversial Sanjaynagar slum rehabilitation project.

According to the proposal placed before the standing committee, Manav Infrastructure Ltd, an Ahmedabad-based devloper will pay a land premium of Rs 12 crore and construct 84 homes for the displaced families. Earlier, the Gujarat government had signed an MoU to redevelop the Khodnagar slum pocket in 2010 with NA Construction. The contractor had even begun construction but the excruciatingly slow process and an “illegal” booking amount taken by the contractor from buyers of the commercial structure, resulted in the VMC terminating the said contractor.

The firm, Manav Infrastructure, has been under fire for its Sanjaynagar slum redevelopment project.