New golf course and Skywalk inaugurated in Kharghar, Navi Mumbai

Navi Mumbai’s wait for a Skywalk and a golf-course finally got over on Sunday, December 30, 2012. Both the projects were inaugurated by Chief Minister, Prithviraj Chavan and Union Agriculture Minister, Sharad Pawar.

The 108-hectare, 9-hole golf course project was delayed by eight months and have cost Rs. 38 crore. The project, however, is still incomplete. The remaining nine holes of the golf course can only be completed after procuring clearance from the forest ministry development. The project needs another six-eight months and an additional Rs. 15-20 crores.

The golf course will soon be affiliated with the Indian Golf Association. For now, CIDCO is only offering the golf course on a ‘play and pay’ basis, with the charges being Rs. 500 on weekdays and Rs. 750 on weekends. For foreigners, the charges are Rs. 1000 and Rs. 1500 respectively. CIDCO is yet to decide on the monthly, quarterly, and annual membership fees.

The Skywalk, a Rs. 35 crore project, is 1.6 km long and built in a hanging cable-stay bridge style. The Skywalk, connecting Kharghar station and Utsav Chowk, was forcibly inaugurated a few days ago by the citizens following a delay by the VVIPs in confirming their availability for the inauguration.

Interestingly, citizens were skeptic regarding the commuters using the entire Skywalk.

Source: The Times of India

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