PCMC Collects Rs 60 Lakh From Constructions In Villages

PUNE: New constructions that have come up in villages situated in the 10 kilometre periphery of the Pimpri-Chinchwad township have collectively paid Rs 60 lakh in the last three months for obtaining a No Objection Certificate from the fire brigade.

Kiran Gawde, chief fire officer of PCMC, said the money was charged in accordance with the state government notification issued in May this year to ensure planned development in areas surrounding the Pimpri-Chinchwad township. So far NOCs have been issued to 20 new constructions in 77 villages of Khed and Maval talukas. Earlier, A similar notification was issued to villages lying close to the Pune Municipal Corporation limits.

Uday Wankhede, deputy chief fire officer of PCMC fire brigade said, “Developers of 20 new constructions had applied to obtain the NOC. Most of them were for residential use while others were for hotels and hospitals.”


Pune Housing Societies May Get Ownership Of Land

PUNE: Consumer activists and members of housing societies have welcomed the government’s recent intention to implement the three-year old amendment to the Maharashtra Ownership Flats Act 1963.

The amendment makes it mandatory for builders to transfer ownership of land to the respective society, in the form of a conveyance deed. The penalty for errant builders, as per the new amendment, could go upto a year’s imprisonment and a fine of up to Rs 50,000.

Considering the fact that a sizable number of the 30,000-odd housing societies in Pune lack a conveyance deed, citizens say the implementation comes not a moment too soon.


3-Day Trade Fair At Auto Cluster Exhibition Centre, Chinchwad In October

An industrial trade fair – Vision Industrial Exhibition 2010 –  has been organised by Vision Group between October 10 and 13 at Auto Cluster Exhibition Centre, Chinchwad.

Addressing a press conference on Thursday, Jaysing Nalawade, managing director of Vision Group, said the basic idea behind the expo is to bridge the gap between small & medium entrepreneurs, the big firms and original equipment manufacturers.

“The expo will be an ideal platform to showcase industry products and services. It is meant for all big and small groups of Maharashtra, Gujarat and other parts of the country and choose their business partners and develop their businesses,” said Nalawade.

The expo is authorised and supported by more than 55 engineering and industrial associations across Maharashtra — Pimpri Chinchwad Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Chakan Industrial Association, Ranjangaon Industrial Association, Baramati Chamber of Commerce, Manufacturers Association of Satara, Gokul Shirgaon Manufacturers Association Kolhapur, Krishna Valley Chamber of Commerce & Industries-Sangli and Waluj Industries Association, Aurangabad.

Top management professionals from various corporate firms will talk in seminars organised during the expo. In the earlier expo there were more than 110 stalls under 3 air-conditioned pavilions. Corporate firms like Atlas Copco, Thermax Ltd., Black & Decker, Rud India, Hitachi Power Tools, CTR Mfg. Ind. Ltd. and others many more had participated.