Pune, 12th January 2022: A provision of Rs 1000 crore has been made in the supplementary budget by the Maharashtra State Government for land acquisition of Pune Ring Road. The Guardian Minister Ajit Pawar has directed the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) to spend this fund till March 2022.
MSRDC has undertaken the work of this ring road to reduce traffic congestion in Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad. This ring road has two phases, east and west. The East Ring Road from Urse to Kelwade will pass through Maval, Khed, Haveli, Purandar, and Bhor talukas. The West Ring Road will start from Kelwade and will meet at Urse Tolanaka passing through Haveli, Mulshi, and Maval.
The survey of the western part of Ring Road for land acquisition was started on 21st April 2021. This ring road will pass through a total of 37 villages. Out of which land measuring work has been completed in 35 villages. 695 hectares of land will be acquired for Ring Road.
So far, the survey of more than 630 hectares of land in 35 villages has been completed. The measurement work of the remaining 2 villages will be completed soon. Therefore, by the end of this month, the work of land measurement is expected to be completed.
The order to start land acquisition for this ring road was issued eight days ago by Public Works department Secretary Sadashiv Salunkhe. According to the order, information has also been given as to which area in which village will go to this ring road.
A meeting of the Project Implementation Committee was held in Mumbai on Monday in the presence of Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar. The meeting reviewed the progress of MSRDC’s Ring Road. In the meeting, Pawar said “a provision of Rs 1,000 crore for the land acquisition of Ring Road was made in the winter session held in December. Therefore, the land acquisition work of Ring Road will start soon.”