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Mumbai: Centre to give CRZ clearance for the coastal roads, after the visit of CM Devendra Fadnavis


Mumbai: Finally the dead lock for the coastal roads if gone, coastal roads which was stuck due to the Coastal Regulatory Zone (CRZ), will finally get clearance. Mumbai’s proposed coastal road will get the final Coastal Regulatory Zone (CRZ) clearance in a week, said the Chief Minister following his meeting with Environment Minister Anil Dave. Finally the Devendra Fadanavis’s visit to Delhi has paid off well.

The coastal road was the central issue in the campaigning of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) polls with the BJP claiming credit for it. But during the war words during the BMC elections, Shiv Sena mocked BJP saying they are only taking credit for the coastal work, which was already been passed by the Congress and was stuck CRZ clearance.

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The final coastal regulation zone (CRZ) notification regarding Mumbai coastal road project will be issued in a month. As reported by PTI, Fadnavis said during his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he discussed various issues of the State, including permission for the proposed coastal road project and slum redevelopment in CRZ in Mumbai.

The CM said he also apprised Modi about the just held elections in various municipal corporations, including Mumbai, and Zilla Parishads, in which BJP performed well, especially in urban pockets. The 35.6 km arterial road will connect Nariman Point in South Mumbai to the city’s western suburb of Kandivli, easing vehicular movement. “The final notification regarding coastal regulation zone (CRZ) will be issued within a month. The tenders of project works planned in South Mumbai will be issued,” Fadnavis said.

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The issue redevelopment of slums falling in CRZ in Mumbai also figured during the meeting. Another round of discussion on the issue will be held on March 4. Fadnavis also suggested the Centre to come out with guidelines over the flow of polluted water into the sea in Mumbai on the lines of international rivers.