PCMC To Build 1.4-km-long Link Road

PUNE: The Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) will construct a 1.4-km-long road with six lanes at a cost of Rs 25 crore, linking the Empire Estate flyover with Chinchwadgaon-Kalewadi bridge.

The Empire Estate flyover itself is part of the bus rapid transit system route (BRTS) route between Kalewadi phata to Dehu Alandi road.

Dilip Kudale, co-ordinator, engineering department, PCMC, said the BRTS route has been divided into five sections and the construction work has been taken up accordingly. “The BRTS route will increase the north-south connectivity within the municipal limits.”

The proposed 1.4-km-long road will be 45 metres wide. Of the six lanes, two will be for BRTS buses. In addition, there will be cycle tracks, footpaths and provision for parking and tree plantation.

Kudale said the PCMC has 60 per cent land in its possession for the construction of this road and the remaining land will be acquired soon. Meanwhile, the PCMC has invited bids for the project. “The tender process is likely to be completed by end of November. The project has to be completed in 18 months,” he added.

No Extra Charge To Use PCMC Property Tax Pay Centre

PUNE: Citizens of Pimpri and Chinchwad will not have to pay extra to use the municipal corporation’s pay point system when paying their property and water taxes.

According to Sahebrao Gaikwad, assistant commissioner, PCMC, pay point centres are being opened on a public private partnership (PPP basis) at the Citizen Facilitation Centres (CFCs) located at the PCMC main office building in Pimpri and the four zonal offices.

Citizens can pay their property and water taxes at these centres. At present, only one pay point centre at the main office building is operational. Gaikwad said that the pay point centres at other locations would be operationalised next month.

“The PCMC is considering a proposal to give Rs 3 per transaction to the private contractor as service charges. Citizens will not be charged a fee. A proposal in this regard will be tabled before the standing committee at the weekly meeting to be held next week.”

Gaikwad said that PCMC already charges Rs 5 in the property and tax bills issued to citizens.