Pune: Land Acquisition For Ring Road Begins

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Pune, December 17, 2020: The Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) has proposed a ring road to solve the traffic problem in Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad. A necessary land acquisition process has been started for this project and land acquisition officers have been appointed for it.

Last month, deputy chief minister and Pune district guardian minister Ajit Pawar had instructed the administration to start the process of land acquisition for the project. Accordingly, orders have been issued for the appointment of provincial officers as land acquisition officers. Divisional Commissioner Saurabh Rao has been appointed to sort out the land acquisition dispute, stated the Pune district administration officials.

Meanwhile, the plan for the eastern part of the road was finalised last year. The route connecting the planned Purandar International Airport and the part parallel to the Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority’s (PMRDA) ring road has been re-surveyed and the MSRDC’s ring road has been planned. MSRDC’s ring road was proposed in the Regional Development Plan since 2007. In 2011, the government approved this road. However, due to many problems in this regard, the proposed route in the Regional Development Plan was re-planned. As a result, it has become clear that there will be two ring roads in the district.

Apart from this, the ring road has been designed in such a way that it will be useful for Purandar Airport. Therefore, it will be convenient to go to Purandar Airport from various national highways. The district administration also clarified that in the planning of this road, the forest department and the land with permanent construction should be acquired at least, and the use of unused land should be increased.

This ring road is proposed from Maval, Mulshi, Khed, Haveli, Purandar and Bhor talukas. Provincial officers of these talukas have been appointed for land acquisition. The project has been approved by the state government and has been accorded the status of a state highway. The length of the road is 172 kilometres and the width is 110 meters. The project requires 2,300 hectares of land and is expected to cost Rs 14,000 crore.