What Pune Can Learn From The MMRDA

Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority’s (MMRDA) commissioner Ratnakar Gaikwad says Pune has a lot to learn from the planning and execution of projects from the Mumbai development authority.

On what steps Pune could take to replicate the MMRDA’s example, Gaikwad told TOI that the Pune Municipal Corporation or the PMRDA should have a strong revenue base, look at revenue generating options and identify new growth centres.

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Was Floodline Shifted For Midori Towers, Asks PCMC

The controversy over the Midori Towers in upmarket Pimple Nilakh area has taken a new turn. The Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation has written to the irrigation department seeking a clarification on whether the floodline was changed to accommodate the residential complex.

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MSRDC To Lease Out Its Property Along Mumbai-Pune Expressway

In a bid to generate revenue to fund its projects, the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC), is planning to lease out its property along the Mumbai-Pune Expressway.

MSRDC is planning to lease its plots for over 95 years. MSRDC is planning to lease out its first plot at Sanigaon (around 10 hectares) along the Expressway and has fixed a base price of Rs 6 crore for the bid.

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No More Queues For Bill Payments In Pimpri-Chinchwad

Soon, people would be able to pay their water tax, property tax, electricity and phone bills at the grocery shop next door. The industrial town of Pimpri-Chinchwad will have Pay Points in next two-three months for the payments.

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PMC Vs. PCMC: A Way Out Of The Metro Mess

PUNE: A huge project like the metro railway, two municipal corporations bickering over its cost, several NGOs opposing it and political parties vying for credit. It is no wonder that the mass transit project spanning Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad is taking a long time to get on track.

A way out of this logjam has been suggested by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) that submitted the detailed project report (DPR) for the metro to the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC). It has asked the state government to take the lead and resolve the differences between the Pune and the Pimpri-Chinchwad municipal corporations about sharing costs for the proposed PCMC-Swargate route.

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PCMC To Repair Wakad Chowk Road

PUNE: The Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) will repair the alternative road at the Wakad chowk, going to Hinjewadi, to reduce the current congestion in traffic. A proposal seeking approval of the standing committee to repair the road from Kasarsai octroi post in Wakad to Hinjewadi will be tabled at the standing committee meeting on June 8. The repair work is to cost Rs 41.13 lakh.

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Terror Aftermath: Pune’s German Bakery To Get Compensation

PUNE: The government of Maharashtra has decided to give a compensation of Rs 14,23,500 for loss or property to owners of the German Bakery, which was rocked by a bomb blast on February 13, killing 17 people and injuring 65.

The bakery had suffered heavy property losses during the blast. The district administration on Thursday said that the compensation will be given in a few days.

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Terror Aftermath: Pune’s German Bakery To Get Compensation

PUNE: The government of Maharashtra has decided to give a compensation of Rs 14,23,500 for loss or property to owners of the German Bakery, which was rocked by a bomb blast on February 13, killing 17 people and injuring 65.

The bakery had suffered heavy property losses during the blast. The district administration on Thursday said that the compensation will be given in a few days.

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PCMC Infrastructure: Something Fishy In The Floodlines

Irrigation Minister, Ajit Pawar, and men from his department plan to change the city’s floodline and finalise new one in four days. The irrigation department is going to redraw the floodlines of three rivers: Pavana, Mula and Indrayani, which pass through Pimpri Chinchwad.

It has realised its mistake, after charging the Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) Rs 1.62 crore for marking the lines for the first time. However, the opposition alleges it’s a huge scam meant for them and their circle of builders to make millions.

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PCMC Infrastructure: Something Fishy In The Floodlines

Irrigation Minister, Ajit Pawar, and men from his department plan to change the city’s floodline and finalise new one in four days. The irrigation department is going to redraw the floodlines of three rivers: Pavana, Mula and Indrayani, which pass through Pimpri Chinchwad.

It has realised its mistake, after charging the Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) Rs 1.62 crore for marking the lines for the first time. However, the opposition alleges it’s a huge scam meant for them and their circle of builders to make millions.

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