Pune: The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has revised penalty rates levied on individuals who have encroached on city roads. As per new rates, illegal hawkers will be charged Rs 5,000 instead of the previous Rs 500.
These rates have been revised as part of PMC's new hawkers' policy. The General Body of the PMC approved this proposal unanimously. The PMC Standing Committee had earlier approved these new rates for all encroachments and illegal constructions.
At present, there are large scale encroachments on city roads. All zonal officers are taking action against these encroachments. These zonal offices have to spent Rs 60,000 daily on anti-encroachment action. But since the penalty charges on encroachers is Rs 500, the amount incurred is not being recovered and hence, the PMC's anti-encroachment department had proposed revision of rates. The department said it will also deter encroachers from re-establishing their business.
There is also a significant increase in penalties on illegal constructions. The charges for removing unattended vehicles on roads will also attract a 10-fold penalty. The owners of illegal stalls must pay penalties in 48 hours of the seizure of the stall, failing which the civic body has the right to dispose of confiscated items.
Type of encroachment/ Old Rates/ New rates
Light vehicles/ Rs. 2,500/ Rs.15,000
Breakdown vehicles/ Rs. 2,500/ Rs. 5,000
Rickshaw/ Rs. 1,500/ Rs. 10,000
Two-wheeler/ Rs. 1,000/ Rs. 5,000
Wooden or iron stall/ Rs. 1,000/ Rs. 10,000
Illegal food stall/ Rs. 500/ Rs. 5,000
Illegal extension by shops/ Rs. 500 / Rs. 5,000
Kaccha construction/ Rs. 1,000/ Rs. 10,000
Pakka construction/ Rs. 2,000/ Rs. 20,000