The city has been witnessing a series of development in real estate scenario ever since the new government took over charge from the formerly reigning Congress-NCP government. With the advent of new power centre, the construction business in Nagpur has also appeared to be touching new horizons with new players foraying into freshly fuelled real estate business.
Reliable sources said the city’s renowned Meghe group of educational institutions, owned by former MP Datta Meghe is now set to capture the real estate tide into its business portfolio.
Sources said Meghe Group has vested its interest in joining hands with partnering Dubai’s well-known firm Smart City to construct a mega township on 400 acres of land at Mihan. District Guardian Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule on Monday asked the concerned officials to provide land at earliest to the Dubai based company. The meeting was held at Ravi Bhavan.
Anirudha Damkey, Chief Finance and Investment Officer in SmartCity had reportedly met Devendra Fadnavis along with Meghe in January. Source said that the meeting was regarding the project itself. Damke is an IIM Kolkata graduate, as his facebook profile read out.
Officials of Smart City were also present at the meeting. They briefed the officials about the state-of-the-art model township. Smart City is one of the leading construction firm across the world and is known for developing knowledge-based business townships, by uniquely creating free zones with finest lifestyle amenities.
The firm has completed several state-of-the-art townships across the world. Now, it has expressed its interest in setting-up model township at Mihan, informed Bawankule.
District collector and joint managing director of Mihan Abhishek Krishna and chief engineer of Mihan S V Chahande informed the officials about the available lands at Mihan.
It is pertinent to note here that State government has decided to take back land lying unused with the industrialists.
The new rule apply on the lands acquired by the industrialists to set up manufacturing or other industrial units, but is lying vacant since years.
According to sources, at Mihan alone State government may take land back from as many as 15 industries, who have not started their operations yet.
Former MLA Sagar Meghe and MLA Sameer Meghe briefed the guardian minister about the company. MLAs Vikas Kumbhare, Sudhakar Kohle, Nagpur District Unit president (rural) Dr Rajeev Potdar, rehabilitation officer Prakash Patil and deputy collector Nishikant Suke were present at the meeting.