Pune: Following the Mahalunge town planning scheme, the Pune Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (PMRDA) will now focus on other three Town Planning Schemes (TPS) including Holkarwadi, Manjri and Phursungi.
The town planning model is the financial model for the 129-km ring road which will cost around Rs 13,000 crore. Each town planning scheme would measure 200-300 hectares. About 50 per cent of the land along the ring road would be acquired for the project, with the owners retaining the other half.
While Surbana Jurong, a company of Singapore government, is designing the first TPS of Mahalunge which will be a model TPS. Guardian Minister Girish Bapat said that the PMRDA has started working on Holkarwadi, Manjri and Phursungi TPS. PMRDA is also in process of explaining the TPS to locals so that they agree to part with their land.
In all, 20 TPS are been planned which will help the PMRDA to raise funds for the 129-km ring road project. Bapat said that PMRDA has decided to go ahead with development of ring roads in phases.
“In the first phase, we are building 32 km of the ring road. When it comes to land acquisition for phase 1, acquisition of 16 km of road is done and we are expecting the work of the road to start soon,” added Bapat.
The PMRDA will get a share of land through development of TPS, which will be monetised to fund the ring road project and develop affordable housing.
The PMRDA will also be building additional facilities of water, drainage, electricity, gardens, schools, hospitals, bus stands, parking spaces and open spaces in these TPS. The Singapore company has started preparing the development plan for the PMRDA region.
Bapat said that the development plan will be focussed on providing water supply, solid waste management, connectivity, public transport, infrastructure and other facilities to people.