CM approves PMRDA’s draft DP that includes merged villages
PUNE Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray gave his nod to the Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority (PMRDA) – of which he is also the president - to publish its first draft development plan (DP) on Thursday. The plan includes the development plan of the 23 recently-merged villages in the city.
The PMRDA will now publish the DP, inviting suggestions and objections from the public. Town planning and PMRDA officials will then go through the same and resend the DP to the state government for final approval.
At the meeting for the draft DP held by the chief minister in Mumbai, deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar, urban development minister Eknath Shinde, and PMRDA metropolitan commissioner Suhas Diwase were present in person while Pune mayor Murlidhar Mohol joined through video conferencing. The draft DP covers 6914 square kilometre which is the highest in the state and the third highest in the country, Diwase said.