As per a report in The Times of India, Maha Metro has submitted a proposal to Nagpur Improvment Trust (NIT) for taking over around three acres land of amusement park Krazy Castle situated near Ambazari lake, Nagpur. NIT chairman Deepali Mhaisekar has apparently given a nod to the proposal. The details were shared by Brijesh Dixit, MD, Maha Metro, at a media interaction on Tuesday.
Maha Metro needs the land for erecting the pillars while abiding by the metro norms. As per metro norms, 10 meters of wide patch of land on both sides of the metro pillar needs to be free for use in case of an emergency. Furthermore, the planned east-west corridor of Nagpur Metro will connect Ambazari T-point and Subhash Nagar via Krazy Castle. Dixit during the interaction said that if the land is acquired by Maha Metro, it will make sure that a minimum of amusement rides at Krazy Castle get shifted.
Krazy Castle was built by Haldiram Foods in 2002 on a Nagpur Improvement Trust (NIT) land of 6.4 acre, which was acquired by Haldiram Foods on a 20 years lease. Haldiram Foods in the past reportedly demanded a compensation of Rs 162 crore to give up the whole land stating that Krazy Castle’s charm won’t be the same after giving away half the land.