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What is 3rd Mumbai aka NAINA? The new city which will be connected by Atal Setu, ET Infra


With the operational commencement of ‘Atal Setu’ or the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL), the country’s longest sea bridge, the face of Navi Mumbai is changing rather swiftly, as it will shorten travel time between Mumbai and Navi Mumbai to 20 minutes from two hours.

The bridge will also enable connectivity to ‘Third Mumbai’ or the ‘Navi Mumbai Airport Influence Notified Area (NAINA)’.

It is to be noted that at present, the infrastructure projects include MTHL, Navi Mumbai Metro, Navi Mumbai International Airport and NAINA which are unfolding one by one.

What is NAINA?

NAINA, which is being developed by the City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO) is a well-planned city equipped with ultra-modern facilities in an area of 371 sq. km. around the Navi Mumbai International Airport.The Third Mumbai was announced back in 2013 for preventing the haphazard growth of the upcoming airport area. The upcoming Navi Mumbai International Airport (NMIA), Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), Mumbai Trans Harbor Link (MTHL) and proposed transport corridors like the Multi Modal Corridor, Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC), and SPUR are set to have a significant impact on NAINA.

In the notification, issued in January, 2013, NAINA comprised total 270 revenue villages from Uran, Panvel, Karjat, Khalapur, and Pen Talukas of Raigad district and Thane Taluka of Thane district of Maharashtra. As per this notification NAINA was approximately spread across 558 km².

However, the project went through a few roadblocks over the years villages were moved to different jurisdictions as per government orders.

Presently, the total number villages as part of this project is 174.

The NAINA project is being implemented through a total of 12 town planning schemes for its speedy and effective implementation. The town planning schemes (TPS) is based on the principle of ‘participation of land owners.’ The infrastructure facilities under the scheme will be developed by CIDCO.

Latest on TPS

The government has approved final TPS- 1 and 2 and TPS-3 and TPS-4. The draft of TPS- 5, 6, and 7 have received approval of the government, and the government has appointed an arbitrator for the further proceeding of TPS.The need of TPS-4 arose post the approval of Interim Development Plan, according to CIDCO, was the fact that it was under pressure from public to provide infrastructural facilities at par with other developed nodes by CIDCO within Navi Mumbai jurisdiction.

“The closest area of village Adai, Akurli, Shilottar Raichur and Pali devad near Panvel node, Navi Mumbai has high pressure of development. Therefore, the boundary for TPS-4 is identified in the proximity of already published boundary of Town Planning Scheme no.1 and 2, and is having access by existing Panvel-Matheran Road. Village Adai has access via a fly over above Mumbai-Pune expressway connecting the New Panvel node,” the development body explained in a document published on December 13, 2023.

CIDCO had recently floated the tenders for the development works of the development of roads up to stage-I, footpaths, and S. W. drains under TPS-2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 and improvement of roads up to stage-I, footpaths, and S. W. drains under TPS-7. The tender process will be conducted with a transparent online method, and the development works will be on fast-track after completion of the tender process.

As per media reports, CIDCO has announced plans for infrastructure projects worth ₹14,321 crore in the NAINA region.

The 23% area of the scheme contains the sanctioned IDP/DP reservations. These reservations include IDP/DP roads, Schools, School Playgrounds, Parks, College, Primary health center, Community Center, Daily Bazars, Police Station, Sewage Treatment Plant, Electric Sub Station and Growth Centre. The total area under such reservations is 81.95 Ha as per sanctioned IDP/DP.

Airport, MTHL set to surge real estate activity in Navi Mumbai

The Navi Mumbai International Airport project, which is being developed by Adani Enterprises, spreads on across over 2,866 acres (1160 hectares) by acquiring 10 villages in Panvel area of Raigad district near Mumbai.

The Maharashtra government and the Adani Group has reiterated that the airport will be functional by December 2024. According to brokerage firm Jefferies, the Mumbai metro area, would complete $10 billion in projects over the 18 months to end-2024, and an additional $60 billion over the next three to seven years.

CIDCO has said that it is in the process of developing Navi Mumbai since 1970 as a counter-magnet to Mumbai.

As per its report, the air travel demand forecast indicated that demand will grow from 30 million passengers per annum in the year 2012-13 to over 100 million passengers per annum by the year 2030-31.

“It was therefore imperative to build a second Airport in MMR. To meet the growing demands of air travel, following the policy of Greenfield airports, CIDCO initiated studies for locating the airport within Navi Mumbai and selected a location close to the mouth of Panvel Creek,” CIDCO said.

As for the MTHL, it is expected to bolster the Navi Mumbai property markets as the connectivity and further infrastructure development is likely to result in surge in real estate activity, demand and prices.

“The MTHL will undoubtedly be a boon for Navi Mumbai’s overall economic development, including and especially the real estate sector in the region…In the next 10 years, we expect Navi Mumbai to not just complement the economic growth of MMR, but co-lead it, with other major infrastructure projects including the international airport also bound to have a substantial impact,” said Raajesh Prajapati, MD Prajapati Constructions.

  • Published On Jan 12, 2024 at 02:21 PM IST

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