Nagpur’s amusement and water park Krazy Castle operated by Haldiram Foods will soon be demolished for the Nagpur Metro project. The announcement was made by Union Minister for Road, Transport and Shipping Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday. The Nagpur Metro Rail Corporation Limited (NMRCL) will take over the entire stretch of 6.4 acre land of Krazy Castle for constructing the Ambazari Metro Station, the metro rail corridor, ample parking space and a world class commercial complex.
The representatives of Haldiram Foods apparently requested the Union Minister for some land to operate the water park but Gadkari refused saying that very less space would be left after the Metro work. He, however, has said that Haldiram should be given land to set up a food court if it is interested in doing the same. The cost of the food court will be included in Haldiram Food’s compensation. It is to be noted that, Haldiram Foods in the past asked for a compensation of Rs 162 crore to forgo the land. Gadkari, also advised Haldiram Foods to settle the matter with the Nagpur Improvement Trust (NIT) out of court. The original lease for Haldiram Food’s for the Krazy Castle land was up to 2021, which has now been cancelled.
Meanwhile, Gadkari has appointed a committee consisting of collector Sachin Kurve, NIT Chairman Deepak Mhaisekar and Divisional Commissioner Anoop Kumar to decide the compesation to be given to Haldiram Foods.