Back in October, I posted about a 64 acre land parcel in Dahisar owned by the Airport Authorities of India (AAI) which had been identified to build the 16.5 km Dahisar E – Andheri E metro line’s depot. Now, as a per new report, the MMRDA’s Additional Metropolitan Commissioner, Sanjay Sethi, met with AAI’s Chairman in Delhi and received good news about AAI agreeing to transfer over the land to the MMRDA!
While the metro line will only require a 20 acre part of the land which currently houses the AAI’s Remote Receiving (R/R) station, the AAI has decided to pack up lock, stock, and barrel. They were offered alternate plots at Gorai and Mankhurd and have decided to go with the one with one in Gorai.
Satellite imagery or the land:
As you can see above, a large swath of it is clearly not being put to any good use. In fact a part of it close to CS Link Road has been encroached! This unfortunately is a common sight across several AAI properties in the region, be it at the CSI airport or at the Kalyan airstrip.
With this Depot’s transfer cleared, similar good news is now expected soon from the Manjara Charitable Trust for transferring their 48 acre land parcel in Malwani (Malad) for building the 18.6 km Dahisar – DN Nagar metro line’s depot. Whenever that happens, I’ll make sure to post about it.
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