Hearing On Pimpri-Chinchwad Development Plan From Oct 16

Though there is not much movement regarding the clearance of Pune’s Development Plan, the Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) development plan will come up for hearing of suggestions and objections by the town planning department from October 16-20.
With 1,690 persons appealing with the town planning department, the total applications are 607, said deputy director of town planning for Pune division Sadhana Naik. “I had heard around 240 appeals last month and the remaining will be heard in October. This will then be forwarded to the government for approval,” said Naik.
The department will make a note of all the suggestions and objections of the DP and send it to the government for the final approval. With 118 modifications in the PCMC development plan, which included buffer zone or green zone surrounding the Moshi garbage depot and the Punhavale garbage depot, incorporation of the floodline as submitted by the PCMC after modifications as well as other approvals which were passed in the GB will be heard out in the hearing, said Naik.
The PCMC development plan was published in 2000 and it was submitted to the government in 2003. Partial sanctions were awared only in August last year. After the substantial modifications suggestions and objections were demanded and the government would clear it after the report of the hearings are submitted.
PCMC senior officials said that the development plan for the PCMC has been pending and if the hearings for the suggestions and objections are heard out, the government can speed up the sanctioning of the plan.
Recently the Corporation had asked the state irrigation department to mark the floodlines of Pavana, Indrayani and Mula rivers on the city development plan and the revised plan is part of the modifications. The development plan of Pimpri-Chinchwad was approved by the state government in 1995.
However, 18 villages were merged with the PCMC in 1997. The process for approval of the development plan of the merged villages is still going on.

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