Project-affected persons (PAPs) are going to protest against Cidco’s housing project as they are not being given reservation in Seawoods Estate phase one and phase two. They have sought 5% reservation as phase two of the project comprises an 18-storey tower. Cidco had 31 flats for sale and those belonging to SC, ST and other categories and even a Cidco officers have been given flats under the reservation policy.
“Why hasn’t Cidco given flats to the farmers after constructing high-rises on their plots? There are still some plots that have not been given to farmers. When asked, the working president of PAPs Rajesh Patil, said, “We submitted a letter to Cidco MD Sanjay Bhatia four days ago. If they do not give us a positive response, we will protest against them.” Cidco did not fulfil PAPs’ demand and this is the reason Cidco is not getting land for the development of the international airport.
Bhatia had previously said, “As far as distribution of land under the 12.5% scheme is considered, we have placed advertisements in newspapers.” Patil added, “Farmers should be given their rights as the next generation is dependent on them.”
Cidco have already provided plots to PAP in the past, but there are still some plots which is to be distributed under reservation. Cidco has given special reservations for certain categories to present MLA/MLC, Navi Mumbai journalists and PAP’s of Navi Mumbai in its Kharghar project. Patil mentioned in the letter given to the Cidco MD that, “Farmers should get their rights. As per the policy, they should be given 5% reservation in every project. If that does not happen, we will protest against Cidco.”
While Cidco has announced 5% reservation in its project, PAPs have not been getting reservation in some projects like Seawoods Estate phase one and phase two.