Pune: The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has appointed a team of 21 officials to clear the land acquisition of Chandni Chowk flyover. According to the civic body, the work needs to be completed by the end of October 2018. Recently, the State government had approved Rs 185 crore for land acquisition of the project. Now, the PMC has decided to speed up the work.
On Monday, the Standing Committee approved Rs 185 crore for land acquisition for Chandni Chowk flyover. The corporation will spend this amount from civic body’s coffer till the State government transfers money to PMC’s account.
Additional Municipal Commissioner Sheetal Ugale-Teli had issued an order on Monday and assigned land acquisition work to 21 officials for Chandni Chowk flyover project. She has set a target of acquiring land to each officer as per the survey number for the plots marked for acquisition. Amar Shinde, Executive Engineer of building development department will head the team.
Each officer will have to trace the landowners and convince them to hand over land to the PMC by offering them compensation in the form of Floorspace Index (FSI), Transfer Development Rights and cash compensation.
Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari had performed bhumi pujan for the project in August last year. The project aims to solve the long-pending traffic problem in the area.
The cost of the project is estimated to be around Rs 450 crore. National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) had floated the tender of the project. However, the work is yet to begin as the PMC has not granted land to start the project.
The project requires a total of 14 hectares of land, out of which the civic body has already acquired around six hectares of land till date. NHAI had said that it needs at least five hectares of land to start the project work.