A meeting was called by the Kandla Port Trust today to discuss various land issues concerning the Gandhidham Township. The meeting was chaired by the Deputy Chairman and attended by Shri Ramesh Maheshwari, Hon'ble MLA, Shri Madhukant Shah, Chairman, Gandhidham Development Authority, Shri M.P. Pandya, SDM, Anjar, Shri S.H. Abhani, Mamlatdar Gandhidham, Shri Mavjibhai . Sorthiya, Trustee, Kandla Port Trust, Representatives from Sindhu Resettlement Corporation, Gandhidham Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Gandhidham Citizens' Council and Gandhidham Property Dealers' Association among others. Secretary, Dy. Secretary, and AXEN (Estate) were also present from Kandla Port Trust.
In the meeting, the following issues, as per the Agenda, were discussed. The discussions were held in a very cordial atmosphere.
1. Conversion of leasehold land into freehold land.
2. Recovery of transfer fee, ground rent, etc., in respect of Township land.
3. SOP for Mortgage permissions.
4. Extension of time for construction and penalty for non-construction.
After discussions, it was decided that as far as possible, Kandla Port Trust would remove the bottlenecks, If any, and expedite conversion cases and look into other issues, including obtaining legal opinion, wherever necessary. It was also assured that possible measures would be taken by the Port to resolve the issues amicably and if any issues required consideration of the Government, the same could be forwarded for appropriate consideration.