In a recent development, the Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority (PMRDA) will finally demarcate plots to be given to nearly 5000 farmers under Maharashtra Government’s ambitious Mann-Mhalunge Township scheme. These plots will be demarcated today and around 5100 farmers will receive 315 plots in the model township planning scheme.
Announced in 2017, the Mann-Mhalunge Township will be developed in an area of 700 acres. Under the scheme, the civic authority will develop the various villages that fall in between the Mann and Mhalunge into the hi-tech township. The authority has already acquired land from over 6500 farmers and will return it to them after developing it by 50%. All the beautification work will be done under the land pooling policy.
Speaking on the development, Vikram Kumar, PMRDA commissioner, said, “The authority has finally demarcated the plots after clearing several bottlenecks, objections, and hearings.”
However, the work and other developments were stopped during the elections, but it has again gained pace.
Kumar further informed that the overall expenditure on the project will be around 450 cr and it is likely to generate around 10,000 crores to the authority in coming 4-5 years.
The Mann-Mhalunge Township will be developed on the lines of Hinjewadi IT Park and is looked as a future residential hub that will decongest the IT Park. It will also help prospective home buyers to opt for new residential destinations that are currently favouring Hinjewadi as a perfect residential locality.
The work on the township is expected to be completed in the next three years. Once the development will be over, the PMRDA will start work on 15 other township planning schemes situated in Dhairi, Urali Kanchan, Wagholi, etc. All these model townships will be developed alongside 129-km ring road project in Pune.