Elected members of Pune City Improvement Committee asked to prepare development plan for new 11 villages
City Improvement Committee’s president Mahesh Ladkat said that the committee has accepted the proposal given by NCP member Sachin Dodke for making DP and has given the nod for it.pune Updated: Oct 14, 2017 23:49 IST
The City Improvement Committee of Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has instructed the administration to start preparation of the Development Plan for the recently merged 11 villages in the municipal corporation.
The state government had published a notification last week of the merger of 11 new villages in the city. As per the Maharashtra Region Town Planning (MRTP) Act, it is mandatory to prepare the Development Plan for the newly merged villages within the period of one year.
Considering this provision, a City Improvement Committee’s member put up a proposal to start the preparations for the Development Plan. He also said that as there are already many illegal work going on in these areas, the PMC must start the process as soon as possible otherwise, it wouldn’t get vacant plots for imposing various reservations.
The Development Plan (DP) is a detailed document for a specific area which suggests basic amenities like school, water tank, garden, bus stops, parking and hospitals for the area.
City Improvement Committee’s president Mahesh Ladkat said that the committee has accepted the proposal given by NCP member Sachin Dodke for making DP and has given the nod for it. The elected members have also asked the administration to start the physical inspection of the newly merged villages immediately instead of waiting for the long process. It will help plan good road network in the area.
It would be a big task for the municipal corporation to provide water, drainage and garbage management system in these areas as they are spread across larger areas and the PMC would need to erect its network in all these areas.
Dodke said that there is an urgent need to do the physical inspection of these areas as it would help understand the existing use of land and what are the future needs of these villages.
Even the road conditions in these areas are bad. The PMC would require giving a budget for erecting a good road network in the area.
The merged villages in the PMC
Uruli Devachi, Phursungi, Bavdhan Budruk, Lohegaon (remaining), Hadapsar (Sadesatra Nali), Mundhwa (Keshavnagar area), Shivane (remaining), Dhayari (remaining), Undri, Ambegaon Khurd and Ambegaon Budruk.
The merger would increase the area from 250.64 sq km to 331 sq km. Population of the 11 villages is 2.78 lakh.