PMC gives 3,000 sq metres of land for metro

ST CORRESPONDENT
Wednesday, 20 February 2019

The PMC has asked MahaMetro to deduct Rs 20.58 crore amount from their total contribution for this project.

PUNE: The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has given more than 3014 square metres of land to MahaMetro to serve different purposes related to Pune Metro project work for the first phase. 

In case of land parcels in gardens, instead of handing over the entire land in gardens to MahaMetro, the PMC has asked them to carry out work only on the required space.  

The decision has been taken by the City Improvement Committee (CIC). In the first phase, MahaMetro had demanded a total of 17 pieces of lands in different parts near the Pune Metro route. Municipal Commissioner Saurabh Rao tabled this proposal before the CIC for approval. It was approved during the Monday meeting. 

The PMC has a calculated cost of Rs 20.68 crore for the price of a total 3,014 square metre of land. Under Pune Metro project, the PMC has to give its share of Rs 951 crore to MahaMetro. The PMC has asked MahaMetro to deduct Rs 20.58 crore amount from their total contribution for this project. 

CIC Chairman Sushi Mengade said, “We have given land to MahaMetro for Pune Metro project. Out of the total land requirement, MahaMetro wanted some land from the gardens. Instead of giving the entire garden area, we have asked them to carry out work only on the required land. We will not hand over garden land to MahaMetro. After completing work, the gardens will be restored. All the land has been given to MahaMetro on the lease of Rs 1 per year for 30 years.”

The maximum area is located in Sambhaji Garden, which is around 14,000 square metres. Other than Sambhaji Garden, MahaMetro wanted the land in Nana-Nani Park (Shaniwar Peth), Victoria Garden (Kalyani Nagar). Bund Garden, Nilu Phule Garden (Mayur Colony-Kothrud) and Ramabai Ambedkar Garden (near Ruby Hall Clinic).

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