Pune: The officials of the Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority (PMRDA) have submitted a detailed project report (DPR) of Rs 13,315 crore for the 129-km ring road which will connect places on the periphery of Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad.
While addressing a press conference on Tuesday, PMRDA Chief Kiran Gitte said the DPR has been submitted to the government for approval. “In the initial phase, there will be four lanes on the ring road and other lanes will be added over time. The town planning scheme (TPS) for the development of villages near the ring road and the development of ring road will work in parallel,” added Gitte.
In the first phase, the PMRDA will be working on building the connectivity of Satara-Ahmednagar ring road and 12 villages are a part of it. The PMRDA conducted two workshops last Saturday and Sunday to explain to the villagers about the TPS scheme.
PMRDA has also shown the TPS plans to these villagers during the workshop and also discussed the boundaries of TPS. “We had planned for development of 500 metres of the area on both sides of ring road but at many places, there are hills parallel to the ring road route,” added Gitte.
He added that once the government approves the DPR and PMRDA gets the go-ahead from local villagers, PMRDA will start the work of ring road project. “The Satara-Ahmednagar connectivity ring road will pass through Satara, Solapur and Ahmednagar roads and will have three tunnels and the main junction at Wadki. For this, the TPS project will be implemented in Yevalewadi, Handevadi, Wadki, Urali Devachi, Wadachi Vadi, Holkarwadi and Autadwadi,” added Gitte.
Gitte said they have approached Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for a loan of Rs 870 crore and Rs 1,000 crore will be raised from various banks.
Development plan of Lavasa
PMRDA chief Kiran Gitte said they will be working with Lavasa Corporation to revise the development plan of Lavasa. “Earlier development was going on in 10,000 acres of land in Lavasa and we will be making development plan of 23,000 acres of land in Lavasa,” added Gitte.