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1 History NMMC Area The growth of Mumbai city is constrained by sea at south, east and west. As a re sult total land area available for development of Mumbai is limited. Hence, deve lopmental planners, in late 1960s started exploiting alternative for dispersal a nd control of Mumbai population. Eminent architects, Charles Coria, Shirish Pate l and Pravin Mehta suggested Navi Mumbai as alternative to Mumbai. Navi Mumbai h as been developed as a planned city, a counter magnet for Mumbai. It has been de veloped as an independent, fully selfcontained metro city. Navi Mumbai is the wo rld's large, totally planned, well-balanced, modern city. Navi Mumbai has been p lanned and developed by CIDCO to meet the infrastructural needs of a modern metr opolis. City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO) is a State Public Se ctor Undertaking registered under Companies Act in March 1970. CIDCO prepared de velopmental plan for Navi Mumbai covering 95 villages from Thane and Raigad dist rict covering total area of 343.70 sq km. (Table 2.1.1). This was approved by th e Government of Maharashtra in August 1979. Table 2.1.1 : Proposed Land-use Pattern in Navi Mumbai as Per CIDCO Plan Sr. No. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Distribution of Land Low lying area unsuitable f or development MIDC Industrial Area Defence area at Uran Port at Nhava Sheva Reg ional Parks Sewage Farming Fisheries Net Area Available for Urban Development To tal Source : Development Plan for Navi Mumbai, CIDCO Area in Sq. Km. 34.20 28.10 4.56 12.00 72.25 9.00 9.00 174.59 343.70 Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation 3

Environmental Status Report 2001-2002 Navi Mumbai has been developed as an environment friendly, beautifully landscape d area with parks, gardens and promenades along waterfronts. Care has been taken to preserve the mountainous terrain, lakes and green spaces in Navi Mumbai, whi ch cover nearly half of its total area. For catering to the requirements of 29 v illages in CIDCO project and 15 villages from Kalyan notified area NMMC was form ed vide Government order dated December 17, 1991. NMMC came in to existence on J anuary 1, 1992. Total area under NMMC is 162.5 sq km. (Table 2.1.2). Table 2.1.2 : Land-use in NMMC Area Land-use Marshy land Urban area MIDC area Forests/Sanctuaries Villages/Agricultu re (Source : City Engineer, NMMC) Area, sq km 30.75 52.60 25.60 26.55 27.00 162. 50 In the beginning, 15 villages under Kalyan notified area were transferred to NMM C. In the CIDCO area there are six nodes viz. CBD Belapur, Vashi, Nerul, Koparkh airane, Sanpada and Ghansoli. Except for Ghansoli other five nodes are fully dev eloped and hence, all powers under the Maharashtra Regional and Town Planning Ac t 1966, have been transferred to NMMC. 2.2 Location Navi Mumbai is a part of sou th Konkan coast line. This coastal line joins Sahyadri mountain ranges in south and 50 to 100 m high hills in east. Navi Mumbai area lies between mountain range s and coast line. Navi Mumbai is located between 19o5 and 19o15 latitude and 72o55 o5 longitude. Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation 4

Environmental Status Report 2001-2002 2.3 Demography Navi Mumbai is close to Mumbai. The Maharashtra Government industrial promotion policy leads to development of industrial belt in Navi Mumbai. These industries, in turn, attracted a large population as workers. Also, the cost of real estate and housing in Navi Mumbai is much less than costs in Mumbai and sub -urban areas. Many government and corporate offices have been shifted from Mumba i to Navi Mumbai. Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Engineering, Textile Processing, Pet rochemical, Electronics, Oil and Processing, Paper, Plastic, Steel and Food Indu stries in the Taloja and Thane Belapur Industrial Belt of Navi Mumbai offer job opportunities of every conceivable kind - from engineers to mechanics to clerks to peons. As a result a large population of service class and middle class popul ation shifted to Navi Mumbai. The population residing within NMMC area has incre ased from 3.18 lakhs in 1991 to 7.04 lakhs. The decadal growth rate in various z ones of NMMC varied from 8 % in Airoli to 309 % in Digha. (Table 2.3.1). The ove rall increase in population during 1991-2001 was 82 percent. Table 2.3.1: Population in NMMC Area Zone A B C D E F G H I Name Belapur Nerul Vashi Turbhe Koparkhairane Ghansoli Ai roli Digha Dahisar 1991 38,343 52,767 74,564 40,700 49,863 23,691 83,756 13,295 10,227 2001 73,069 1,16,842 1,11,600 1,02,569 1,04,296 51,632 76,889 54,326 12,7 24 Decadal Increase % 91 121 50 152 109 118 -8 309 24 82 Total 3,87,206 7,03,947 (Source : Deputy Commissioner (Encroachments), NMMC) Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation 5

Environmental Status Report 2001-2002 27 percent population staying in NMMC are workers. 4.1% in management, 8% in gov ernment services, 24% in household working (women) and 32% population is student s. In NMMC area literacy is 74 %. (Table 2.3.2). Table 2.3.2 : Demographic details of NMMC Area as per 2001 Census Sr. No. 1. 2. 3. 4. Parameter Population Population in age group 0-6 yrs Literat es Slum population Total 703947 95775 519503 138621 Male 395891 49736 313702 798 36 Female 308056 46039 205801 58785 Population Distribution (% ) based on 19991 Census Trading 8% Students 32% Govt./Semi Govt. 5% Management 4% Woman 24% Woman Workers Management c Workers 27% Govt./Semi Govt. Students Trading Figure 2.3.1 Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation 6

Environmental Status Report 2001-2002 Population Growth in NMMC Area 140 Population in Thousands 120 100 80 60 40 20 0 Va sh i ns ol i ne ul ur he a li Ai ro Be la p D ig h Ne r ira rb kh a Ko p ar 1991 Figure No. 2.3.2 Population Density in NMMC Area 2001 14000 12000 Population per Sq Km 10000 8000 6000 4000 2000 0 G 2001 Ne ru l Ai ro li

kh ai ra ne Be la pu r D ah is ar Va sh i Tu rb he ig ha ol i G ha ns Figure No. 2.3.3 2.4 Climate Navi Mumbai temperature varies from 22oC to 36oC. In winter temperature is between 17oC to 20oC while summer temperature ranges from 36oC to 41oC. Out o f total rainfall, 80 % rainfall is experienced during June to October. Average a nnual rainfall is 20002500 mm and humidity is 61-86 %. Year 2001 Month Rainfall (mm) (Source; TBIA) June 537 July 662 Ko pa r August 622 September 1814 October 126 Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation 7 NM M C D Da h Tu ha is a r

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Environmental Status Report 2001-2002 Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has a station in Thane Belapur Industry A ssociation (TBIA) premises which daily collects meteorological data. Based on IM D observations, predominant wind direction in Navi Mumbai is southwest in monsoo n and north-east during rest of the year. Micrometeorological observations were noted by setting up station at CBD Belapur on 03-04-2002. The maximum and minimu m wind speed was 8.8 km/hr and 0.9 km/hr respectively. The predominant wind dire ction was NE. The maximum and minimum temperature was 320C and 270C. The maximum and minimum relative humidity values noted were 96% & 17% as per MPCB and 50% & 24% during our observation. (Table 2.4.1. A and B) Table 2.4.1.A : Meteorological Observations in Navi Mumbai Area During 2001 Month August 2001 September 2001 October 2001 November 2001 February 2002 March 2002 April 2002 Wind Speed, m/s Min Max Avg 0.1 2.1 0.8 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.0 1.5 1.5 1.0 1.4 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.6 Temperature 0C Min Max Avg 19.8 28.6 25.0 20.5 22.4 22.5 22.7 31.2 30.5 36.0 32.3 25.7 26.3 24.8 24.1 Min 71 63 36 17 21 Humidity % Max Avg 96 90 96 96 82 59 79 78 86 77 63 50 58 55 0.5 1.0 0.7 25.7 41.3 31.3 33 0.7 1.7 1.2 28.8 41.8 34.1 48 (Source : Maharashtr a Pollution Control Board, TBIA Station) Table 2.4.1 B : Meteorological Data - 8hrs Monitoring (Location CBD Belapur Date: 03-04-2002) Timing 0900 1000 1100 1200 1300 Wind Direction SE SE E NE E Wind Speed Km/hr 2.3 2.2 2.1 2.8 Relative Humidity % 46 46 42 34 29 Temperature 0C 29 29 30 31 32 Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation 8

Environmental Status Report 2001-2002 Timing 1400 1500 1600 1700 1800 1900 2000 2100 Wind Direction NE NE E NE NE NE NE NE Wind Speed Km/hr 7 8.8 8.3 7.5 4.4 8.6 0.9 1.6 Relative Humidity % 24 24 34 36 46 46 50 50 Temperature 0C 32 32 31 30 29 29 27 27 Prevailing Wind Direction NE Wind Speed Km/hr Min. 0.9 Max. 8.8 Ave. 4.7 Relative Humidity % Min. 24 Max. 50 Ave. 39 Temperature 0C Min. 27 Max. 32 Ave. 29.8 Table 2.4.1 C: Meteorological Data - 24 hrs Monitoring (Location: CBD Belapur Date: 01-04-2002) Timing 0900 1000 1100 1200 1300 1400 1500 1600 1700 1800 1900 2000 2100 2200 230 0 0000 0100 Wind Direction (From) NW NW NW NE NE NE NE NE NE N NE NE NE NE NE NE NE Wind Speed Km/hr 1.8 0.9 1.7 10.8 14.4 10.2 9.3 11.3 15.8 1.9 3.7 3.0 1.8 0.5 0. 8 1.4 0.7 Relative Humidity % 36 34 39 34 32 27 34 47 47 52 49 54 54 54 53 53 59 Temperature 0C 30 31 31 32 33 33 32 30 30 29 26 25 25 25 24 24 23 Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation 9

Environmental Status Report 2001-2002 Timing 0200 0300 0400 0500 0600 0700 0800 Wind Direction (From) NE NE NE NE NE NE NE Wind Speed Km/hr 0.6 1.4 1.8 0.9 0.8 0.6 0.6 Relative Humidity % 59 59 58 57 57 67 68 Temperature 0C 23 23 21 21 21 23 25 Wind Speed Prevailing Wind Min. Max. Avg. Direction NE 0.6 15.8 4.1 Relative Humidity Min. Max. Avg. 27 68 49.2 Temperature Min. Max. Avg. 21 33 25.6 June 2001 Source: MEEPL, Thane September 2001 Turbhe Area Source: MEEPL, Thane April 2002 CBD Belapur Source: Field Monitoring on April 3, 2002. Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation 10

Environmental Status Report 2001-2002 Figure 2.4 Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation 11

Environmental Status Report 2001-2002 2.5 Composition of NMMC Area Navi Mumbai is located at the centre of Mumbai Metropol itan Region. To the west and south of this area is Arabian Sea while to the east is Thane, Kalyan and Panvel towns. The jurisdiction of NMMC starts at Digha in north and ends at Belapur in south. NMMC area has been divided in nine zones spr awling in 162.5 sq km. These are Belapur, Nerul, Turbhe, Vashi, Koparkhairane, G hansoli, Airoli, Digha, and Dahisar. Salient Features of various Zone in NMMC Ar ea Zone A Area CBD Belapur Important Features Central Business District (CBD) is the heart of Navi Mumbai. It is being developed as one of the biggest commercial as well as residential ar eas. CBD - Belapur is easily accessible from all parts of Navi Mumbai and Mumbai by road, rail and water transport Mumbai. There exists a provision for a helipa d and helicopter service making Belapur Station Complex accessible by air too. A well designed, wide access road makes it directly accessible from the Sion Panv el Expressway. The Central Business District boasts of some of the most futurist ic office and commercial buildings in style and aesthetic ambience. The Technolo gy Centre in the Belapur Station Complex has a total built up area of 1 million sq. feet has been built up facilities. Suburban Railway and hovercraft service d irectly connect Belapur to South Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation 12

Environmental Status Report 2001-2002 Zone Area Important Features wonderfully to meet the international standards. B Nerul Nerul is the biggest Residential Node of Navi Mumbai divided into 50 sectors; Ne rul has developed at a very fast rate. Ideally located, the node is well known, with the presence of The D.Y. Patil Medical and Engineering College, The S.I.E.S . Institute of Management Studies, Colleges, Polytechnics and Schools. C Vashi Vashi is connected by a four-lane bridge to Mumbai. It has large residential & c ommercial complexes, the picture perfect railway stations, roads, and shopping a rcades. Vashi station complex is built to ISO 9002 quality standards and has set a new benchmark for 21st century railway stations. It is directly accessed from the Mumbai - Pune Highway by a well designed, wide access road. Designed by M/s Pheroze Kudianwala, the Vashi Station Complex turns out to be one of the larges t and highly prestigious complexes of Navi Mumbai with a total built up area of 7,57,289 sq.ft. The Complex houses Office 1,63,552 sq.ft. and an Premises coveri ng an area of 5, 91,800 sq.ft. a Shopping Arcade of International Infotech Park (IIP). There are 12 service towers within it of which 6 are for elevators and re maining 6 for amenities/services. The complex offers 24 - hour water supply and its Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation 13

Environmental Status Report 2001-2002 Zone Area Important Features independent sub - station ensures undisrupted power supply. T o top that it offers ample parking space for four wheelers and two wheelers. Bes ides shops this spectacular arcade houses open air restaurants, kid's centers, b anks and sit outs. Shops of all sizes and varied nature co-exist in this shoppin g arcade. The International Infotech Park (IIP) in the Station Complex is spread over an area of 80 hectares with almost 6 lack sq. ft. of built up space of the Vashi Railway Station at its epicenter. The IIP houses shops specific to Comput er Industry. D Turbhe Turbhe houses the biggest wholesale agricultural produce market in the entire ar ea of Mumbai - the A.P.M.C. (Agricultural Produce Marketing Corporation). All ag ricultural produce like dals, wholegrains, oilseeds, fruits, vegetables etc. are sold in wholesale here. E Koparkhairane Koparkhairne is a developing node of Navi Mumbai. The node is located close to V ashi. The Node has been divided into 16 sectors and a large number of residentia l areas have come up here. Over a period of next two years Koparkhairne will sta nd parallel to Navi Mumbai's most developed node - Vashi. There is Indira Gandhi Engineering College. Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation 14

Environmental Status Report 2001-2002 Zone Area Important Features G Airoli This sea facing area connects Navi Mumbai directly to Mumbai via the beautiful A iroli Bridge. This is developed to give direct access from suburbs of Mumbai to Navi Mumbai. This link helps in proper dispersal of traffic and there is conside rable saving in travel time and fuel cost. This bridge reduces the travel distan ce by 9 10 kms and also relieves pressure on existing Thane creek bridge and Kalwa bridge. A road link connecting Thane-Belapur road and eastern express highway h as been established by this bridge. (Source: www.navimumbai.com) 2.6 Land Use in NMMC Area Government of Maharashtra had identified total area of 343 .70 sq km for Navi Mumbai. Out of this only 162.5 sq km area is under NMMC. This area includes residential, industrial, commercial, depots and godowns, administ rative areas, education campuses, roads, railways, parking spaces, open spaces f or public use, gardens, crematorium, water supply, sewerage, electric supply fac ilities. (Table 2.6.1, 2.6.2). Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation 15

Environmental Status Report 2001-2002 Table 2.6.1 : Zonewise Landuse in NMMC Area Vashi, Sanpada, Belapur, Nerul, Koparkhairane, and Airoli Nodes Industrial Area Villages (Grampanchayat) including GES Reserved Forest Ownership NMMC MIDC NMMC State Govt Area, sq km* 83.35 25.60 27.00 26.55 162.50 * There is some discrepancy in data available. However for the present report to tal area under NMMC has been taken as 162.5 sq km. (Source : City Engineer, NMMC ) Table 2.6.2 : Nodewise Landuse in NMMC Area Node Marshy Land Residential (Gross) Landuse in sq km Industrial Regional park/Forest Village Area Total sq km A B C D Excellent Fair Good H I CBD Belapur Nerul Vashi Turbhe Koparkhairane Ghansoli Airoli Digha Dahisar Total 8.00 3.00 3.75 1.50 7.75 4.00 2.00 0.75 0 30.75 16.50 3.75 4.75 7.25 7.75 7.25 4.60 0.75 0 52.60 0 4.00 0 3.10 7.00 6.75 0.75 4.00 0 25.6 0 4.15 0 4.00 9.75 4.50 0.40 3.75 0 26.55 27.00 24.50 14.90 8.50 15.85 32.25 22.50 7.75 9.25 27.00 162.50 (Source: City Engineer, NMMC) At present, agricultural activity in Navi Mumbai area is extremely limited. Ther e are forests in the north-east area of Navi Mumbai. 16.35 % of total NMMC area (26.55 sq km) is forest area. The main plant species found in these forests are Aeranda, Arjuna, Apta, Shewaga, Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation 16

Environmental Status Report 2001-2002 Palas, Behda etc. Landuse in NMMC Area 17% 19% 16% 32% 16% Marshy land Urban area MIDC area Forests/Sanctuaries Villages/Agriculture Figure No. 2.6.1 Out of the total developed area of 162.50 sq km, 50.79 % area is used for urban, commercial, industrial, administrative areas and infrastructure such as cremato rium, water supply and sewage disposal, roads, railways. 19.92 sq km area is und eveloped. There is forest area of 26.55 sq km, 0.52 sq km garden area, 0.52 sq k m lake area and 34.2 km creek length within NMMC limits. Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) TTC Industrial area is in NMMC. At present only 60% industries are almost closed or operating at low capacities. Salient features of MIDC area are: Total Area Total length and breadth Total water supply Power consumption Blocks Total internal road length Total no. industries 2562 ha (25.62 sq.km) 20 km/1.5 km average 54 MLD (source Barvi Dam) 400 MW S,R,A,C and D 34.5 km About 3000 Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation 17

Environmental Status Report 2001-2002 There are 37 lakes in Navi Mumbai. These lakes cover an area of 52,000 sq m. A s cheme for beautification of these lakes has been undertaken by NMMC. (Table 2.6. 3). Table 2.6.3 : Lakes and Ponds in NMMC Area Zone A Name Belapur Lake Belapur Lake Airoli Lake Karave Lake-1 Karave Lake-2 Da rave Lake Shirvane lake Nerul Lake Kukshet Lake -1 Kukshet Lake -2 Juhu Gaon Lak e Vashi gaon Lake Turbhe Lake Kopar Lake(Sanpada) Pawanegaon Lake CIDCO Lake Kha irane Lake Savaligaon Lake CIDCO Holding Pond- Sector 20 CIDCO Holding Pond- Sec tor 14 F Ghansoli Gumali lake Talvali lake Rabada Lake Gothivali Lake Airoli Nak a Lake Diva Lake Philips Pond CIDCO Holding Pond Sector 15 Khokad Lake Mokashi L ake 1,50,000 1,125 2,540 1,250 2,850 4,200 1,000 1,000 14,900 1,350 4,050 2.5 3. 0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 4.0 0.5 0.5 3.0 2.0 Area sq m 8,000 4,000 14,741 2,400 1,000 4 ,000 4,000 12,000 4,000 500 1,500 7,385 4,000 1,250 1,575 8,080 6,060 21,845 Wat er Level, m 2.5 2.4 2.2 2.2 2.0 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 2.5 3.0 1.5 1.0 1.0 3.0 2.5 2.5 2.0 B Nerul C D Vashi Turbhe E Koparkhairane G Airoli H I Digha Dahisar Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation 18

Environmental Status Report 2001-2002 Zone Name Lake Pimpri Thakurpada Lake Pimpri Gaon lake Vakalan Gaon Lake Nagaon Lake North Shiv gaon Lake Gotheghar Gaon Lake Area sq m 2,200 6,075 1,66,300 10,120 2,025 4,047 Water Level, m 2.0 1.5 4.5 3.0 2.0 2.0 3.0 3.5 Narivali Gaon Lake Bale Gaon Lake Total 21,200 17,200 5,19,768 Ratio of Lake Area/Total Area 1.00 0.90 0.80 sq m per sq km 0.70 0.60 0.50 0.40 0.30 0.20 0.10 0.00 Be la pu r Di gh a Va sh i Ne ru l Ko pa rk ha ira ne ol i ar Da hi s Tu rb he Figure No. 2.6.2 View of Karavegaon Lake Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation 19 G ha ns Ai ro li To ta l

Environmental Status Report 2001-2002 There are over 1.5 lakh registered properties in NMMC which are used for residen tial, commercial and industrial purposes (Table 2.6.4 and 2.6.5). Construction o f new buildings is going on in various zones. During year 2001-2002 over 1000 pe rmissions to start new construction were granted. Review of records reveals that Vashi and Nerul is the most preferred zones for construction of new buildings. (Table 2.6.6) Table 2.6.4 : Number of Properties in NMMC Area Year 1996-1997 1997-1998 1998-1999 1999-2000 2000-2001 2001-2002 Normal Resident ial 1,03,807 1,08,603 1,11,956 1,18,159 1,30,338 1,34,551 Commercial 15,212 16,2 72 17,991 19,742 22,185 23,141 Residential MIDC Commercial 3,230 3,384 3,489 3,5 26 3,619 3,637 (Source : Property tax department, NMMC) Table 2.6.5 : Number of Registered Properties in NMMC Area CIDCO Tenements 55,149 62,413 63,556 66,490 68,658 71,749 77,192 79,485 Village Development Schemes 260 656 1,034 1,345 1,684 2,169 2,794 3,236 Year 1994-95 1995-96 1996-97 1997-98 1998-99 1999-00 2000-01 2001-02 CIDCO Plot 7,727 8,688 11,450 13,025 14,007 15,930 18,427 19,483 MIDC 2,578 2,958 3,039 3,195 3,300 3,341 3,435 3,452 Villages 39,627 40,141 40,568 41,595 42,292 43,664 47,032 49,931 Total 1,05,341 1,14,856 1,19,647 1,25,650 1,29,941 1,36,853 1,48,880 1,55,587 Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation 20

Environmental Status Report 2001-2002 Table 2.6.6 : Permission to Start Construction Granted During 1995-2002 Node 1995-1996 CBD Nerul Vashi Turbhe Koparkhairane Airoli Digha Dahisar Total ( Source : City Engineer, NMMC) 197 115 122 67 154 129 99 68 146 100 238 1996-1997 91 100 103 No of Permissions 19971998 120 273 281 1998-1999 48 114 162 19992000 58 290 223 95 165 111 1 2 1050 162 111 20012002 112 281 384 2.7 Development Plan for NMMC Navi Mumbai is a beautiful planned city. The developme nt plan for Navi Mumbai envisages planning and development of various nodes or t ownship. Each nodal settlement is spread over 500 to 800 hectares of land and is further sub-divided into sectors. Each node has a population of about 100,000 t o 300,000. The entire Navi Mumbai township is expected to have about 20 nodes wi th a total population of about 2 million and 700,000 jobs. The major job centers are planned at a number of locations taking into account the existing and futur e proximity of infrastructure, availability of port, natural gas etc. A host of unique projects on the anvil, such as the Multiplex and Family Entertainment Com plex, International Exhibition Centre, Amusement Park, Golf Course, Internationa l IT Hardware Park and the like are expected to catapult Navi Mumbai on to the w orld map. The International Infotech Park (IIP) at Vashi, the Technology Centre at Belapur , and the Millennium Business Park at Mhape and the IT Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation 21

Environmental Status Report 2001-2002 Hardware Park at Dronagiri offer tremendous potential for business related to co mputer hardware and software. Offices are available in these buildings for setti ng up Business in information technology, electronics, telecommunication and rel ated industry. The best of all is that a single window clearance has been provid ed in the IIP to take care of all government formalities. Navi Mumbai is right o n its way to becoming the Silicon Valley of India. View of International Infotec h Park (IIP), Vashi Offices are available in CIDCO developed International Infotech Park (IIP) at Va shi, the Technology Centre at Belapur, the Millennium Park at Mhape and the IT H ardware Park at Dronagiri. The Maharashtra Government has offered incentives to the Corporates taking up offices in these parks. The incentives are: Property transactions within the Parks shall be exempted from Stamp Duty with Re gistration Charges subjected to a maximum of Rs.1000. Electricity Duty has been waived. If Octroi has been levied it shall be refunded . Sales Tax @ 2% only shall be levied on Computer Hardware Products. The IT Hard ware Park at Dronagiri has been awarded with all those additional incentives, wh ich are offered to industrially backward areas. Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation 22

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