Pune: Guardian Minister and member of PMRDA Girish Bapat has assured locals that the development process of the 110 wide ring road project will not start until all locals of a particular village have given a positive signal to the government.
The minister was speaking at the first Town Planning Scheme (TPS) workshop at Hande lawns in Handevadi for villages including Nimbalkarwadi, Yevalewadi, Pisoli, Wadachiwadi, Autadewadi and
Around 500 locals were present for the workshop. The Guardian Minister gave an overview to the villagers about TPS and assured them that the scheme is beneficial for the locals and they would not suffer losses in it.
Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority (PMRDA), which is looking after the ring road project, is banking on the lure of 50 per cent fully-developed plots to the locals who will have to give away their lands for the project.
“The developed plots allocated to those locals will have a facility of water, electricity, connecting roads and the town will have a hospital, firefighting stations and various other facilities and so is a win-win situation for the locals parting with their lands for the ring road project. “We will consult with each and every local and then only will go ahead with the project,” Bapat said.
PMRDA officials hope that the initiative will go a long way in easing the worries of those who will be affected by the acquisition of land for the ring road. PMRDA Chief Kiran Gitte said that developed plots will fetch better rates to the locals and so they do not need to sell their land in the next two years as the prices of their properties are set to go up due to TPS.
Locals shared their concerns with Bapat and Gitte. Some farmers, who were worried about the distribution of plots to their heirs after land acquisition, raised their concern to Bapat. The Guardian Minister said that the plots will be distributed equally among the heirs in such cases.