PMC will frame policy for redevelopment

ST CORRESPONDENT
Saturday, 12 January 2019

City Improvement Committee Chairman Sushil Mengade said, “We have taken the decision to make a policy on the use of TDR on 9- and 6-metre width area. Right now, it is not permissible to use TDR on 6-metre road width. Therefore, redevelopment has stopped. Now, Building Permission and Development Department will make the policy and send it to the State Government for final approval.” 

Pune: The Pune Municipal Corporation’s (PMC) City Improvement Committee (CIC) has instructed the administration to make a new policy for using Transfer Development Rights (TDR) and Floor Space Index (FSI) for 9 and 6-metre road width to boost development in the city which has stopped due to narrow roads. 

The CIC has decided to sort out the problem of the redevelopment of old city areas, which is at a standstill as there is no permission to use TDR in old properties adjacent to 9- and 6-metre road areas.  Use of TDR on 6-metre road width was allowed till 2016. After that, the State Government’s Urban Development Department changed the rule and made it available for 9-metre width instead of 6-metre. 
 
The State Government said that due to dense population in these areas it may lead to traffic problem if TDR is used for properties near the roads having 6-metre width. 

City Improvement Committee Chairman Sushil Mengade said, “We have taken the decision to make a policy on the use of TDR on 9- and 6-metre width area. Right now, it is not permissible to use TDR on 6-metre road width. Therefore, redevelopment has stopped. Now, Building Permission and Development Department will make the policy and send it to the State Government for final approval.” 

In the city, there is a total of 2064.73-kilometre road network, out of which, 795.97-kilometre roads have a width of 9- to 6-metre. Building Development and Construction Department City Engineer Prashant Waghmare said, “Now, we will make a policy and take suggestions and objectiona from the citizens. After that, it will be sent to the State Urban Development Department for final approval. If approved, it will help in redevelopment projects, especially in old city areas.” 

Area of development

  • At present, there is no open land for construction or development. So, the only option is to redevelop old properties. However, most of the properties have roads of 9 to 6-metre width. So, they cannot develop properties by taking additional TDR to utilise old properties. The policy will benefit old city area, Prabhat Road, Deccan area and suburban areas.

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