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City Beat: Ahmedabad MC Inks MoUs Worth Rs 30,238 Cr At Gujarat Summit [Video]

City Beat: Ahmedabad MC Inks MoUs Worth Rs 30,238 Cr At Gujarat Summit [Video]

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Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation surpassed the speculated amount of Rs 7,000 crore to ink Memorandum of Understandings worth more than Rs 30,000 crore at the recently held Vibrant Gujarat Summit. At the event, which was organised from January 10-January 13, 2017, the AMC signed 279 MoUs. These MoUs include a commercial plaza to be constructed at a cost of Rs 1,620 crore on SG Highway by Ganesh Housing; a 23-storey building on Ashram Road to be built at a cost of Rs 300 crore; an MoU worth Rs 350 crore for solid waste management; a Rs 300-crore worth hotel project that will come up on Sabarmati Riverfront; and the already proposed Rs 850-crore MoU with GCA for Motera Stadium.

In another development, the Gujarat Housing Board has announced that it will upgrade the e-nagar portal in the coming four months. With the upgrade, 52 clearances for eight corporations and 170 urban local bodies will be provided. These will include environmental clearance, fire department clearance, zonal certificate and development permission, among others. Moreover, the housing board is also in the process to install GIS mapping system in eight corporation cities and 24 Group-A cities in the state. These moves are expected to further bring ease of doing business in the state along with making the process more transparent.

Meanwhile, an industrial park spread over 350 acres will be soon developed on the outskirts of Ahmedabad. For this, the state government has inked a pact with Mahindra Lifespaces. A multi-product park, it will promote non-polluting industries only. Once constructed, it is expected that the park would generate a total of 12,000 employment opportunities -- both indirect and direct.

In a first-of-its-kind move, Gujarat state government has announced that the process of regularising residential properties built on land that falls under the Urban Land Ceiling Act in five municipal corporations will begin in March 2018. This will be the first time that as many as 75,000 families living on ULC land will have their properties regularised.

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