PMRDA to provide basic amenities first

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Proposed ‘Mahalunge-Maan HiTech city’ is planned on the banks of Mutha river

Pune: In the planned model town planning scheme (TPS) of Mahalunge also known as ‘Mahalunge-Maan HiTech city’, Pune Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (PMRDA) Chief Kiran Gitte has assured electric supply, water supply, roads and other basic amenities to people which would drive the growth of the city. 

On Wednesday, Gitte shared a proposed layout with media persons in Mahalunge village where the city is proposed to be developed. The PMRDA chief said that the city is planned on the banks of Mula river which assures beauty at first sight to people. 

“Once the basic amenities are provided to people this will drive the development and this is what we have planned for other 40 TPS across proposed 128-km ring road in Pune. This model will help us channelise the development,” added Gitte.

Speaking about the planning of the 700-acre city, Gitte said that there are around 407 plots which will be used for development of commercial, residential, affordable housing, parks, school, hospital, sewage treatment plant, water treatment plant and other amenities. 

“We have assumed to cater to the population of 1.5 lakh in coming future through the TPS and are planning accordingly. The road work is in progress in the area and investment of Rs 260 crore will be made on roadwork which will ease the traffic of Hinjawadi. Similarly, about Rs 127 crore will be spent on electric works, Rs 45 crore on water supply and other works. In all, Rs 620 crore will be spent in the initial phase,” added Gitte.

The PMRDA chief said that land monetisation schemes are also be planned and in the near future PMRDA will raise funds through bonds. “We are providing a basic FSI of 2.5 and the developer can get up to 4 FSI in the area. We are planning to sell the plots from April or May. There is a scope of 80 million square feet construction in the city,” added Gitte.

PMRDA has asked for 2 TMC feet of water from the Water Resources Department and Gitte said that they are planning to supply water to the city through Temghar.

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