According to the original plan, the government had decided to acquire 1,390 acres for the core ‘Sea World’ as well as for the development of ancillary tourism facilities such as hotels, resorts and restaurants around it.
Municipal corporations of both Mumbai and Navi Mumbai had faced stiff opposition from a section of corporators over their respective smart city proposals, before submitting them to the Centre for the first round, last year.
To be eligible for the project, developers need to have undertaken large real estate or township projects, including development of necessary amenities, physical and social infrastructure and incurred costs or received payments over the past seven years.
At a meeting with officials from the industries and revenue departments in April, Khadse was “advised” that MIDC’s name was recorded in the “other rights” of the 7/12 extract of the plot, sources said.
Prior to its much larger unit at Talegaon in western Maharashtra, Foxconn, the world’s largest contract electronics manufacturer, was to start a mobile phones production facility in Navi Mumbai by March or April.