Speed up projects, says Bapat to PMRDA officials

ST Correspondent
Monday, 30 April 2018

The minister enquired about various issues ranging from the Ring Road, Shivajinagar-Hinajawadi Metro, town planning, water supply, housing societies and illegal construction issues.

PUNE: The Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority (PMRDA) conducted a review meeting at PMRDA’s Aundh office on Sunday. While speaking during the event, district Guardian Minister Girish Bapat asked the officials to speed up the execution of the projects as the Chief Minister, Puneites and the whole State have high expectations from PMRDA. 

He also expressed satisfaction with the progress achieved. He was there to review the status of the various ongoing works in the city.

The minister enquired about various issues ranging from the Ring Road, Shivajinagar-Hinajawadi Metro, town planning, water supply, housing societies and illegal construction issues. He was told that there are three prospective companies that have expressed interest in the Shivajinagar-Hinjawadi metro route and one of them will be selected after a detailed quality inspection. The officials said that the process for acquisition of land for the project is being discussed with a group of stakeholders.

The PMRDA also informed that for the 131 km length ring road to be developed, 30 km of land has been acquired near Wagholi. 

The review meeting discussed issues like unauthorised constructions. Officials said 16, 935 people, as of now, have been given notices to remove unauthorised constructions. Some 5,000 constructions have come under the jurisdiction of the PMC, as those areas became a part of the PMC. 

The PMRDA also said that other projects like the Wagholi fire brigade centre and final tender of the metro will be concluded soon. Bapat said that he should be informed about the status of these projects each month.

TOWN PLANNING STATUS
With reference to the Town Planning scheme, which will be run in the areas of Mhalunge, Wadachi Wadi, Handewadi, Phursungi, Ambegaon Budruk, Yewalewadi and 15 such villages, Bapat reviewed the current status of the scheme. Officials said that 85 pc people in the Mhalunge region have agreed to give their lands for the scheme. 

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