2015 has been a magnificent year for CIDCO as many schemes and projects focusing on transparency and citizen centric approaches have been launched. The development activities were based on the concept of organisational development along with developing progressive communities.

Implementing smart IT solutions

To create a Digital CIDCO and develop sustainable e-governance system, CIDCO has incorporated eleven IT projects at different levels for smart and efficient work proceedings. It’s an initiative towards transparency and citizen centric approach towards administration. For systematic approach towards work procedures, CIDCO in association with Zensar Technologies have launched UTKARSH, a SAP initiative on 7th August. Likewise, COPAS, Legal Tracking System, e-tendering, e-payment, GIS Mapping, citizens facilitation centres, citizens portal, computerisation of work etc have been implemented to improve the administrative processes. Furthermore, CCTV tenders have also been floated to keep tabs on miscreants at public places that are vulnerable to crimes.

As a part of the transparency in the administration and departmental process, the social service department lead various initiatives like online updation of department process manual, launched a web-link where citizens can access details of all social facility plots, floated e-tenders and published advertisements for school, colleges and day care centres through standardised advertisement process.

Stepping towards corruption free organisation

The Vigilance Department launched a vigilance web-link on the official website of CIDCO on January 15 urging citizens to report corruption cases for better governance. The Department not only takes appropriate steps on all public complaints but also recommends process changes for efficient service delivery. On the occasion of Vigilance Awareness Week, CIDCO launched ‘Changing Minds’ initiatives to bring environment of integrity in the corporation. As a part of this programme, various programmes on spirituality, talk shows, and workshops by role models will be organised to encourage and motivate the employees and officers.

Setting up War Room

To monitor and expedite the impending projects, a concept of War Room was established on 18th March. The war room meets are held fortnightly i.e. every alternate Wednesday at the corporate office to scrutinize and review the projects.

Housing for all

CIDCO has started issuing allotment letters to the applicants who won the lotteries for the two eminent housing schemes, ValleyShilp and Swapnapurti at Sector 36, Kharghar launched in 2014.

Move towards encroachment free city

To alarm citizens of the unauthorised constructions in the developing nodes of Navi Mumbai, CIDCO has been publishing public notices and urging citizens to report illegal cases. Various demolition drives have been conducted so far by the CCUC team at Ulwe, Digha, Kalamboli, Kharghar, Kamothe, Dronagiri etc. For the development of gaothan areas of Navi Mumbai and CIDCO region, government has formulated a comprehensive urban renewal scheme. This move shall not only legalise their homes and but also provide eminent facilities.

Nourishing the sons of soil

This year too, various programmes were launched for the overall development and progress of the PAPs. Various training measures like employability training programme, beauty and hair styling seminar, SAP training programme etc. were held. For the women self help groups and Navi Mumbai PAP Contractors a special seminar was also conducted. Also, fishing and other entrepreneurship workshop was held for the women at Kodambhuje and Ganeshpuri areas on 13th August and 27th October respectively. CIDCO has been making financial contribution towards the education of the wards in away that the PAPs are not deprived of higher education due to economic crisis. To gratify the dreams of the PAPs aspiring to become IAS/IPS Officer, CIDCO collaborated with Babasaheb Ambedkar Research and Training Institute, Pune (BARTI). Many PAP wards have been getting trained now in New Delhi for competitive exams.

NAINA – The next Smart City

To expand the horizons of Navi Mumbai, CIDCO as a Special Planning Authority has prepared the Interim Development Plan (IDP) for the Pilot Project consisting of 23 villages of Panvel Taluka. The revised IDP has been submitted to Government of Maharashtra for finalisation. NAINA comprises of 30 new Smart Towns, out of which 12 Smart towns will be developed over next 15 years and 3 of these 12 Smart towns will come up in next 5 years. In the coming years, NAINA shall be a smart city much bigger than Navi Mumbai and Mumbai with inclusive facilities.

Developing the influence areas near JNPT

Envisaging the increasing activities near the port based area, CIDCO has chalked out a development plan near the influence area of Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust. The plan caters to resolve the traffic congestion issues and create required infrastructure enabling villages to participate in evolving developments. CIDCO shall also develop a port city having logistics hubs to locate new commercial enterprises required for port users. Also, has planned EWS housing near logistics hub and also plans to develop and conserve gardens & green spaces for environmental protection.

Navi Mumbai International Airport to take off soon

As far as the development of NMIA is concerned, CIDCO has been issuing allotment letters to the PAPs who have given their consent for developing the project. CIDCO has successfully completed 5 draws for the allotment of plots under Rehabilitation and Resettlement Scheme and 3 draws under 22.5 % scheme for airport PAPs.

In June, PMIC qualified the four bidders – GMR Airports, Mumbai International Airport (MIAL), Zurich Airport & Voluptas Developers (Hiranandani group) and MIA Infrastructure, a consortium of VINCI Airports International SA and Tata Realty as per the floated RFQ for the development of ambitious project.

CIDCO has already obtained major approvals, clearances for the project and commenced the bidding for land development works setting the stage for the concessionaire to fast track the airport development. Additionally, has also prepared the developmental plan of Pushpak Nagar where the project affected people will be rehabilitated.

CIDCO Navi Mumbai (South) Smart City

CIDCO launched the first ever CIDCO Navi Mumbai (South) Smart City project on 4th December, 2015 at the hands of Hon’ Chief Minister of Maharahstra Shri Devendra Fadnavis. An exhibition of the smart city project was also held on 5th and 6th of December. CIDCO is developing the southern seven nodes viz. Kharghar, Kamothe, Kalamboli, Taloja, Panvel, Ulwe and Dronagiri as a ‘Smart City’ ‘Brownfield’ projects and ‘Pushpak Nagar’ as a ‘Greenfield Smart Township’. This self financed project covers a total area of 7710 Ha and is based on 10 major building blocks and 88 sub projects with a total investment of Rs 34,777.40 Crs. The road map as well as development project reports of various projects are ready and most of the smart city projects are expected to be completed by 2019.

Other eminent smart projects


A Comprehensive Master Plan has been developed for ‘Water Front Development & Marina’ at Sec. 15, CBD-Belapur.

Khandeshwar Plaza

CIDCO is developing the space around the Khandeshwar Railway Station as a public plaza. The concentration of people and their diversity will allow it to develop into multi-dimensional destinations for a wide range of purposes. The cost of the project is expected to be Rs. 230 Crore

Rajiv Gandhi International Football Stadium

A FIFA Standard Stadium shall be developed at CBD Belapur to promote football in the western zone and with capacity to hold 40,000 spectators

Gaadhi River Waterfront

Navi Mumbai has vast stretch of Gaadhi river flowing from northeast to southwest through Panvel. This shall be developed as a recreational zone.

These smart initiatives by the Corporation would generate a solid standard of urban living and shall further lead to more integrated, efficient, economical and environmentally benign solutions for the world’s rapidly growing urban population. Coming New Year, CIDCO promises to fulfil the impending deeds of the citizens by implementing more prospective and projects with sheer transparency in the system.

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