Pune, 16th January 2024: The Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) is making significant strides in the land acquisition process for the western route of the proposed ring road, aiming to alleviate traffic congestion in Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad cities. As the district administration approaches the final stages of land acquisition on the western route, preparations have simultaneously commenced for the eastern route, marking a crucial step forward in the extensive infrastructure project.
A meeting was convened on Tuesday at the collector’s office to discuss the land acquisition process in Maval and Haveli villages along the eastern route. The eastern route encompasses 46 villages across Maval, Khed, Haveli, Purandar, and Bhor talukas. Notably, the land acquisition plans were finalized for six villages—Vadgaon, Katvi, Varale, Ambi, Akurdi, and Chakan—covering a total of 73.61 hectares.
In anticipation of the proposed National Highway passing through the Sambhajinagar Green Corridor, the rates for land acquisition in Vadgaon have been established, considering potential increases in remuneration. On the other hand, for the rural areas of Ambi, Akurdi, and Manoli, the land acquisition rates were determined by referencing historical transactions verified by the Urban Development Department.
Once the compensation rates are finalized, the process of issuing land acquisition notices to the affected citizens in the respective villages will commence. In an effort to expedite land acquisition on the eastern route, a review was conducted for Maval taluka villages, with a total fund allocation of INR 883.55 Crores. Collector Dr. Rajesh Deshmukh revealed that the budget for land acquisition is depleting, and a request for an additional one thousand crores has been submitted to the state government to sustain the momentum of the crucial infrastructure development project.