PMC needs Rs 438 crore for Shivsrushti project

ST Correspondent
Saturday, 23 June 2018

Survey numbers 99 and 100 are located near garbage depot. The PMC’s  Land Acquisition Department put the proposal regarding the same during the General Body meeting on Thursday. The Department referred to a meeting with District Guardian Minister Girish Bapat.

Pune: The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has estimated the amount of Rs 438 crore for acquiring land from owners for Shivsrushti  in Kothrud. The PMC has calculated compensation amount which they have to provide to the private land owner. Out of total  53.28  acres of land from survey numbers 99 and 100 located near the old garbage depot,  47.11 acres of land belongs to Biodiversity Park (BDP). 

The PMC’s  Land Acquisition Department put the proposal regarding the same during the General Body meeting on Thursday. The Department referred to a meeting with District Guardian Minister Girish Bapat while moving this proposal. 

Anil Mulay, Head of Land Acquisition Department stated in the proposal, “There is total of 53.28 acres land in survey 99 and 100. There are 118 land owners. As per the State government rates of open land, the PMC will calculate cash compensation for this land.”

“In Survey number 99, there are 26.53 acres land out of that 20.46 acres fall under BDP, 2.47 acres belong to Water Works Department and 3.43 acres of roads. In survey number 100, there is entire land of BDP in 26.65 acres.”

On this proposal, Chetan Tupe, opposition leader of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) said, “The corporation has deliberately given information to the General Body so that the PMC has to pay this amount for Shivsrushti. 

The PMC is unable to provide Rs 438 crore compensation to land owners due to lack of revenue. The State government has assured the PMC to dereserve BDP land and hand it over to the corporation. But the PMC is estimating the compensation amount. 

State and Corporation cannot take onus of giving such a huge compensation amount. It means, the BJP does not have intention to do Shivsrushti project.”

Arvind Shinde, Congress leader said, “The BJP government is giving money for private project of Shivsrushti. Now, they should release the funds to civic body’s Shivsrushti project.” 

It may be recalled that the civic body had already proposed and passed Metro Railway Terminus of corridor No 1 that is Vanaz (Kothrud) to Ramwadi in 2010. Later on, the Shivsrushti project was approved during General Body meeting in 2010. 

NCP and other party corporators demanded making Shivsrushti where garbage depot once stood in Kothrud. 

Following this, civic body passed another proposal and demanded 100 acres land near the Metro terminus for Shivsrushti. Last year, the State government assured the PMC to allot BDP land for Shivsrushti.

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