40 Acres Land Exchange for Mumbai Metro Car Shed. Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a cabinet meeting approved the decision for transfer of 40 acres of AAI land and RR station, Dahisar to MMRDA for construction of metro shed. AAI will receive 40 acres of State Government land at Gorai, Mumbai in exchange of its Dahisar plot.
40 Acres Land Exchange for Mumbai Metro Car Shed. Following modalities were approved:
- MMRDA will pay the difference in cost of land of 40 acres, as per the stamp duty ready reckoner rate based on 2016-17 arrived at INR 472.70 crore or as per the ready reckoner rate at the time of final handing over of land, whichever is higher.
- MMRDA will hand over the 40 acres of land at Gorai after levelling, grading and demarcating the boundary in all respects. MMRDA will also hand over all the land documents, revenue maps of Gorai land duly mutated in the Records of Rights in the name of AAI.
- MMRDA will identify / demarcate 40 acres of land retaining 24 acres of land for AAI, with clear access / approach from the nearby city road.
- AAl will also handover at least 2000 sqm. of land at Dahisar in advance on temporary basis.
Maharashtra State Government is implementing Mumbai Metro Rail Master Plan (146.50 Km) in phases to augment the overall public transport capacity of Mumbai. A special body Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) has been created under the MMRDA for implementation for Mumbai Metro project. MMRC has planned to construct a car shed on the Dahisar (E) to Andheri (E) metro corridor. A portion of the identified land for car shed i.e. 17.47 Ha (approx. 44 acres) is owned by AAI which owns a total area of approx. 64 acres at Dahisar where Remote Receiving Station is located. Some part of this land is encroached.
The project is expect to generate multiple levels of employment opportunity for skilled and semi-skilled labour along with employment generation for technical experts. Once constructed, the metro car shed will generate many direct and indirect employment opportunities. There will also be job opportunities for allied industries which are involved in this construction project.