Rs 121 cr allocated for 11 merged villages

ST Correspondent
Wednesday, 18 July 2018

The State government issued a notification of merger of 11 villages in Pune city last October. It added area of 80.7 sq km and a population of 2.78 lakh in Pune city. The civic body will require Rs 2,000 crore to undertake development of these fringe areas.

MUMBAI: The State government announced on Tuesday that Rs 121 crore has been allocated for the eleven villages that were added in the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) recently. These funds will used for basic infrastructure in these villages. 

The State government issued a notification of merger of 11 villages in Pune city last October. It added area of 80.7 sq km and a population of 2.78 lakh in Pune city. The civic body will require Rs 2,000 crore to undertake development of these fringe areas. 

MLA Medha Kulkarni from Kothrud asked a question in the Assembly regarding the basic infrastructure in these newly added villages. The PMC has allocated Rs 21.73 crore for maintenance of the services, electricity bills and other services.

This year Rs 100 crore has been allocated for the infrastructure of these villages. “This funds will used for roads and other basic infrastructure, solid waste management, water purification plants, drainage system and health services in these villages,” said Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. 

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