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Navi Mumbai coastal road gets MCZMA clearance

Mumbai: The Navi Mumbai coastal highway connecting Sector 16, Kharghar and Sector 11 of Central Enterprise District (CBD), Belapur, has been cleared for building by the Maharashtra Coastal Zone Administration Authority (MCZMA).

The MZMA additionally cleared the development of the remaining hyperlink between Sector 15 of CBD to Water Transport Terminal, Nerul. Each these tasks are to be undertaken by the Metropolis and Industrial Growth Company (CIDCO).

The Mumbai Transharbour Hyperlink, together with Sewri Nhava Connector, would be the primary hall connecting Navi Mumbai and Mumbai. Building of the Kharghar coastal highway will allow seamless and shortest connectivity from ICP enterprise centre to Navi Mumbai Worldwide Airport (NMIA) and in addition South/central Mumbai. It’s also anticipated to allow the expansion of Navi Mumbai instead enterprise centre to south Mumbai.

The CIDCO has mentioned that the coastal highway is 9.679 km-long out of which 2.986 km is an current highway. The proposed highway is a mixture of each stilt on highway and at floor degree by reclamation.

The hyperlink to water transport terminal is predicted enhance the connection to the remainder of Navi Mumbai. Nevertheless, there are 1,182 mangroves within the path of the development. CIDCO has recognized land for compensatory mangrove plantation at village Nhave in Uran, Raigad, unfold over 126 hectares.

Tracing the route

The MCZMA assembly was held on December 7 and the minutes have been launched this week. CIDCO has ready a Navi Mumbai Growth Plan masking 95 villages into 14 well-planned and self-sustained nodes and the coastal highway is predicted to boost the visitors connectivity.

The coastal highway can also be geared toward maintaining native intra-city visitors away from Sion-Panvel Expressway and decongesting visitors on the expressway.

The proposed alignment begins from Jalmarg in Kharghar crosses Sion-Panvel Expressway with interchange and proceed between Sector 10, Kharghar and Sector 11, Belapur, passing by current 30-metre-wide roads in CBD Belapur. It additional crosses Amra Marg (Nationwide Freeway 348 A) with vehicular underpass and continues at grade highway alongside creek, connects to elevated highway at Water Transport Terminal, Nerul and joins Palm Seaside Marg close to Delhi Public Faculty (DPS).

This can impression 62,349 sq meters of CRZ 1 A land with mangroves and a couple of,01,857 sq meters of land in CRZ 1 A, it was said.

Environmental impression

The MCZMA famous that as per the environmental impression evaluation (EIA) report, mangroves close to the location primarily consists Avicennia Marina (gray or white mangrove) on both financial institution of the creek. The EIA report states that the location is surrounded by fishing villages. The MCZMA additionally mentioned the impression of the challenge on native fisherfolk. Nevertheless, the guide offered that there isn’t any industrial fishing performed in that space.

Dr Mahesh Shindikar, professional member of MCZMA, requested in regards to the impression of the challenge on mangroves. Dr Rahul Khot, one other member, mentioned that the world has biodiversity and presence of avifauna (the birds of a selected area, habitat, or geological interval), the minutes of MCZMA mentioned.

The guide for CIDCO mentioned within the assembly that the vegetation within the research space is a mixture of deciduous (bushes that shed leaves in autumn) and open scrub (vegetation present in dry area) kind. The Thane Creek Flamingo Sanctuary is current at a distance of eight kilometers from the proposed coastal highway.

Maintain ecology in thoughts

The avifauna, noticed through the survey, have been colonies of waders which incorporates Flamingo, Brown headed Gull within the Creek throughout low tide. Whole 72 species of birds (48 migrants and 24 residents) have been recorded from the wetlands.

Whereas recommending the challenge, the CIDCO was instructed to make sure that actions are carried out exercising further warning to have minimal impression on the encompassing mangroves and coastal ecology. They have been instructed to make sure that effort must be to minimize the footprint of the coastal highway on the mangrove space.

Taloja river bridge

The MCZMA has additionally accepted building of a bridge throughout Taloja river which is able to present connectivity between Kharghar and Pendhar of Navi Mumbai.

The proposed connectivity can be between Sion-Panvel Expressway by the Kharghar node and to Panchanand Pendhar space resulting in Taloja Industrial Belt Dombivali, Ambernath, and Badlapur areas.

This connectivity will assist cut back the congestion of visitors at Kalamboli junction and Shilphata highway resulting in Dombivali and Kalyan Industrial and Housing space.

The connectivity will make commuting simple for these attempting to succeed in creating space of Diva-Panvel and Taloja Industrial space by providing shortest distance from and thru Kharghar node. This can even help the close by industrial belt with manpower and its connectivity for growth.

As per the minutes, 5,646 sq metres of CRZ 1 A land and 20,130 sq metres of CRZ 1 B land can be affected by this challenge.

Safety Chowki

The MCZMA has additionally cleared building of a safety chowki for folks heading to Gateway of India. The safety system was put in after the 26/11 assaults they usually functioned from containers. The brand new chowki is being constructed by the BMC. A peak restriction of 5.10 meters has been imposed in order to not block the view of the Gateway. The BMC has additionally been requested to get a NOC from competent archaeological authority.

The chowki is on the junction of Adam Avenue and Rajkavi Bhushan Marg. The present constructions there can be demolished. The chowki can be unfold over 409 sq meters.

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