NTC gives 4 acres for Chaityabhoomi project


MUMBAI: The National Textile Corporation (NTC), which owns the India United Mill No. 5, has agreed to part with a four-acre plot for the Chaityabhoomi expansion project. The Chaityabhoomi ground, next to Shivaji Park, is the final resting place of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar. As part of the beautification project, the state will construct university for social justice named after Babasaheb Ambedkar, a Vipassana meditation centre, a Bhikkhu Nivas (for Buddhist monks), among other amenities.

A decision was taken in a meeting between the urban development department and NTC officials in Mantralaya on Thursday. The plot is located along the sea in Dadar.

Chief minister Ashok Chavan had requested Union textiles minister Dayanidhi Maran to allot land for the project. A senior state government official said, “The NTC wants to construct a hotel with a convention centre on the remaining eight-acre plot. We will give the entire floor space index (FSI) to the NTC.”

The state government will sign a memorandum of understanding in October with the NTC. Since the plot is next to the sea, the development will require a nod from the Union ministry of environment and forests.

The NTC has also agreed to hand over a plot for setting up of a vocational guidance centre for mill workers and their wards by December 31.

Read more: NTC gives 4 acres for Chaityabhoomi project – The Times of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/NTC-gives-4-acres-for-Chaityabhoomi-project/articleshow/6616544.cms#ixzz17JPOzwc4



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