Illegal constructions will be regularised

ST Correspondent
Saturday, 16 September 2017

If the maps are revised, then maximum structures will be saved. Since last one and half years, Chinchwad MLA Laxman Jagtap was pursuing this issue with PCNTDA.

Chinchwad MLA Laxman Jagtap takes up this issue

Pimpri: What could be considered as a big relief for thousands of occupants of unauthorised constructions in the jurisdiction of Pimpri Chinchwad New Township Development Authority (PCNTDA), Divisional Commissioner Chandrakant Dalvi has asked PCNTDA to revise maps of PCNTDA in accordance with the existing constructions. 

If the maps are revised, then maximum structures will be saved. Since last one and half years, Chinchwad MLA Laxman Jagtap was pursuing this issue with PCNTDA.

On Monday Jagtap held a meeting with Dalvi and other PCNTDA officials. In a meeting, the divisional commissioner asked officials to submit a report about the possibility of revising existing maps within a month. 

Officials at PCNTDA claimed that the rough draft for revision of maps has been prepared by PCNTDA. When asked about this issue, PCNTDA CEO Satish Khadke said, “There is a demand from elected members to alter existing layout to safeguard as many constructions as possible.” 

Along with Jagtap, chairperson of Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) standing committee Seema Savale,  Chief Executive officer of PCNTDA Satish Kumar Khadke, Deputy CEO Asharani Patil, Deputy Director of Town Planning department MY Dewade, BJP city unit general secretory Sarang Kamtekar, Suresh Wadkar and officials of PCNTDA were present for the meeting. 

However, even if the maps are revised to regularise unauthorised constructions, several constructions will not be saved as they were built on the reserved land. 

If the layout is changed, then the reservation will have to shifted to open plots owned by PCNTDA. The constructions in Sector 29 to 42 comprising Walhekarwadi, Thergaon, Rahatani and Wakad will be saved.

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