Kalyan township plan gets a push

Kalyan will soon boast of a township with state-of-the-art amenities. The work on 250 hectares land near Khadakpada in Kalyan (West) will start in a year.

The Korean Housing and Land Corporation has signed a memorandum of understanding to with the Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation for a strategic partnership for the New Kalyan Smart City project. The estimated cost of the project is Rs,2,000 crore, which the KDMC will spend.

According to the KDMC, the proposed site at Saparde is ideal as Dombivli, Kalyan and Ulhasnagar are nearby. The township can be easily connected to Mumbai-Nashik Expressway and Kalyan-Bhiwandi Road.

“The state government has inked a contract with the Korean company for the smart city projects. Kalyan-Dombivli is also part of the smart city project and it has proposed several plans to develop the twin city,” said mayor Rajendra Devlekar.

The proposed site is near the Ulhas river, and the township project will not affect the river. “There are some weak points in the project but the civic body will find a solution,” said a senior KDMC official.
The township will have towers, mall, temples, health care services, public amenities, parking facility, commercial outlets, cultural and recreational centres and a central park.

“The civic has planned the township in such a way that it will be self-sustaining. It will provide a green environment with proper sewage treatment plants, rain water harvesting techniques and reuse of grey water,” added the official.

“We are going to pool land. Fifty per cent will be used for basic infrastructure and rest will be developed by land owners with extra floor space index,” said Surendra Tengle, town planner, KDMC.

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