Pune: PMRDA Submits Redesigned Mhalunge-Maan Town Planning Scheme For Approval

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Balewadi, 10th January 2024: The Pune Metropolitan Area Development Authority (PMRDA) has submitted the redesigned Mhalunge-Maan TP Scheme to the Maharashtra State Government for final approval. This marks a significant step forward in the development of the first ‘Hi-Tech City’, which has undergone redesign by fixing the flood lines of the Mula and Mutha rivers.

PMRDA, established by the Government of Maharashtra to develop the Pune metropolitan area, initiated the Mhalunge-Maan TP scheme on approximately 250 hectares in the first phase. The project, inaugurated by the then Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, had received initial approvals, and the allotment of plots was decided after considering objections and suggestions.

However, complications arose as the flood lines of the Mula and Mutha rivers were not initially incorporated into the plan. Upon determination by the Water Resources Department of Maharashtra Government and subsequent submission to PMRDA, changes were necessitated, leading to the restructuring of the plan and adjustments in the area of the town planning plan and the allotted plots.

An arbitrator was appointed to re-hear the modifications to the town planning plan. With the completion of the arbitration process, the redesigned plan has now been submitted to the Government of Maharashtra for final approval. Once the government gives its approval, the implementation of the scheme will commence.

Ramdas Jagtap, Public Relations Officer at PMRDA, stated, “The process of hearing regarding the modification of the Mhalunge-Maan TP scheme has been completed through arbitration. Hence, it has been submitted to the state government for final approval. It will be implemented immediately after approval from the government.”