Transfer of land of M/s. Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers (RCF) to Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (MMRDA)

 

No: --- Dated: Sep, 12 2018

 

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given ex-post facto approval for

  1. transfer of land of M/s Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers Ltd. (RCF) to Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (MMRDA);
  2. proposal for approval for transfer of land of M/s Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers Ltd. (RCF) to Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) and
  3. for selling of TransferableDevelopment Right (TDR) Certificate received/receivable against the transfer of land to MMRDA/MCGM.

Background:

RCF is a leading fertilizer and chemical manufacturing company in India in the Public Sector. It was established on 6th March, 1978 on the reorganization of erstwhile Fertilizer Corporation of India Ltd. Presently, the authorized share capital of RCF is Rs.800 Crore and paid up capital of Rs. 551.69 Crore. Company has been accorded coveted "Miniratna" status in 1997. MMRDA acquired 48,849.74 sq.mtrs. (8265 sq. mtrs. unencumbered/free land and 40584.74 sq. mtrs. encumbered land) of land of RCF and completed the construction of Eastern Free Way - AnikPanjrapol Link Road (APLR) and open for public use in the year 2014. RCF received TDR certificate of 16530 sq. mtrs. on 1.11.2017 issued by MMRDA against 8265 sq. mlrs. ofunencitmbered/free land as an interim relief. The claim of RCF for TDR/compensation against encumbered land admeasuring 40584.74 sq. mtrs.is being decided by the Arbitrator.

RCF was demanding from MCGM to delete the internal roads of RCF colony from their Development Plan of Mumbai for a long time. Subsequently, RCF agreed to hand over about 16000 sq. meters of land (subject to actualmeasurement at site) for construction of 18.3 meter DP road in lieu of TDR as compensation  subject to mutually agreed terms & conditions.

MCGM in the development plan has shown reservation of 331.96 sq. meters of RCF land in front of the proposed township of RCF for public road widening. As per development control rules 1991 of MCGM, in case of reservation on the land it is mandatory to surrender the land, as road set back area to MCGM.

Courtesy – Press Information Bureau, Government of India​​