PMC’s report on redevelopment of old wadas in the city ready

ST Correspondent
Friday, 13 October 2017

The old part of the city has many such old structures which are in need of redevelopment. However, the same was stuck up due to various issues like a dispute between the landlord and the tenants and their location near national monuments or difficulty in applying for the development control regulations etc.

Pune: After a long time, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has come out with a report to find out a permanent solution on the redevelopment of old wadas including those in a dilapidated state. 

The old part of the city has many such old structures which are in need of redevelopment. However, the same was stuck up due to various issues like a dispute between the landlord and the tenants and their location near national monuments or difficulty in applying for the development control regulations etc. 

But following the State government’s instructions, the PMC appointed a private agency to prepare a report on the redevelopment of the old part of the city. 
 
The PMC recently received a report highlighting the various aspects of like introduction of cluster development like schemes on how the development control regulations can be applied to the redevelopment of old wadas and how the old disputes between landlords and tenants can be resolved to push the redevelopment ahead. 

The report includes various recommendations like cluster development, its impact on the existing civic amenities, how many old wadas are there in old Pune, how FSI can be granted for redevelopment etc. A detailed discussion on how to execute the recommendations and suggestions in this report will be held on October 24.

According to the PMC, there are total 384 wadas which are more than 100 years old. These wadas have been identified as dangerous structures and they are located in 16 congested peth areas of old Pune. Out of 384 as many as 113 old dilapidated wadas are yet to be demolished to avoid any untoward incident in the future. 

However, the PMC has failed to evacuate the families staying in 113 of these dangerous structures. It has chosen to pass the buck by saying that the rehabilitation of families staying in these dangerous wadas is not their duty. So far, the PMC dismantled dangerous parts of 111 wadas to prevent incidents like old structures caving in and causing loss of life and property.
 

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