Pune: The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has announced its decision to develop dilapidated employees quarters on Build, Operate and Transfer (BoT) basis and give flats admeasuring 450 sq feet, instead of existing 300 sq ft to its employees.
Following PMC employees’ demand for more area, the decision was announced on Tuesday during the Standing Committee
While speaking to Sakal Times, Sandeep Khandve from Building Construction Department of the PMC said, “Last year, the PMC had decided to develop the dilapidated quarters in the city. Last year, the PMC passed a tender to develop quarters through private players. The PMC awarded a tender to develop a property in which the corporation will keep 45 per cent of flats for employees and remaining will go to the developers.”
He added, “Earlier, PMC decided to construct a flat of 300 square feet. However, corporators and employees demanded increased carpet area. After detailed discussion with Municipal Commissioner Kunal Kumar, the carpet area was raised to 450 square feet. Now, PMC will float a fresh tender for development of quarters. It will take more than one year to complete quarters located in six places in the city.”
In the city, there are seven colonies of employees in Ambil Odha (Dandekar Bridge), Rajendra Nagar, Shukrawar Peth, Pandavnagar, Mangalwar Peth and Wakdewadi areas. Most of the Class-4 workers are living there. Those six colonies, excluding Wakadewadi, consist of 1,000 flats.