To boost the real estate market of the city’s new emerging areas, the Pune Metropolitan Region Authority (PMRDA) is likely to execute the Mhalunge-Mann Town Planning scheme soon. This will also prove to be beneficial for the villagers who are living in nearby areas.
As per the PMRDA officials, the authority has earlier decided to implement this scheme but due to Lok Sabha election’s model code of conduct, the scheme got delayed. Now the authority wants to execute it soon before the state assembly elections. The estimated cost of execution of this project is Rs 320 crore.
Under the Mhalunge-Mann Town Planning scheme, the civic body will develop the rural areas falling in between these two regions into a hi-tech township. The scheme covers an area of around 700 acres and includes around 6500 landowners. The acquisition work has already been completed and the land has been provided on the pooling policy. Once the PMRDA will develop the land, 50% of it will be given back to the villagers.
The complete township will be developed on the lines as the Hinjewadi IT Park. The Mhalunge-Mann Town Planning scheme will also help in decongesting the Hinjewadi area and at the same time will help in decluttering the population of Hinjewadi to these newly developed areas.
The civic authority is currently working on the development of Manjri Khurd village under this scheme. One they will be over with this, the work on other 1-2 villages will start soon. These villages include Avatalewadi, Wadachi Wadi, Wadki, Holkarwadi, Phursungi, Manjri Budruk, Yevalewadi, Urali Devachi, Handewadi, and Pissoli.
After the completion of this town-planning scheme, the authority will soon start execution on more such 15 town planning schemes that will be developed alongside the proposed 128 km-long Ring Road in Pune.