PMC To Conduct Survey For Tracing 273 KM Of Missing Roads In Pune
Pune, 14th March 2023: The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has announced plans to form an advisory committee that will identify and suggest remedial measures for 273 kilometres of missing roads in the city. A proposal to create the committee has been sent to the standing committee for approval. A survey conducted by the PMC revealed that the roads were missing from development plans in 390 locations in the old and newly merged village areas under the corporation.
According to a transport department study, the construction of these missing roads could help alleviate acute traffic congestion in the city. The committee will appoint a surveyor to identify missing roads around important locations and develop a project that includes details such as the length of the missing road portion, land acquisition for road construction, landlord names, government or civic body-owned lands, and the total cost.
The PMC compensates landlords who provide their land for road projects by giving them FSI (floor space index) and TDR (transfer of development rights). However, landlords usually demand three times the compensation set by the ready reckoner rate, leading to complications in the land acquisition process and resulting in road construction work being delayed for years.
PMC commissioner Vikram Kumar has stated that the administration will decide which missing roads to prioritize for completion using the PMC’s annual provision of Rs100 crores for land acquisition purposes.
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