Pune: Will Ring Road Funds Go Back Due To Lack Of Land Acquisition?

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Pune, 2nd February 2023: Funds have been received from the Maharashtra State Government for the land acquisition of Ring Road, West around Pune city. The administration has again called for land documents and applications from the landowners and farmers in West Haveli. Due to this, the land acquisition process is likely to be delayed. If the fund of Rs 3,100 crores is not distributed by the end of March, it is likely to go back.


The fund was approved in the cabinet meeting on August 26, 2021, for the land acquisition of Ring Road on East and West routes to reduce traffic congestion in the city. The Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) and the Collectorate had decided to implement the land acquisition process for the Ring Road on the lines of the Samriddhi Highway.


The notification was also issued regarding double compensation to land owners for land acquisition. Joint census of land between villages completed for land acquisition of Ring Road West. Landowners also gave documents to the administration. However, some farmers have complained about asking for documents and applications again. Due to this, it is predicted that the process of land acquisition may get delayed. As a result, if the funds received do not reach the farmers, it is likely to go back.

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The work on the ring road in the western part will be started in February 2023 after the completion of the selection process. This work will start from October 30 and will be completed by December 2026, Minister Shambhuraj Desai assured in the legislative session of Nagpur. But even though it is February, the land acquisition process is going on slowly.


West Ring Road

• 68.80 km from Urse to Varve Budruk


• Rs 12,176 crore road construction expenditure


• Rs 3,100 crore land acquisition and other expenses


Sanjay Aswale, Sub-Divisional Officer, Haveli said, “No applications were sought from the farmers again. The award of properties for land acquisition will be announced next week. After that, within 15 days, the concerned farmers and landowners will be personally met and informed about the rate. Final decisions will be made after getting their consent. Also, the lands of account holders who do not agree will be acquired. The process of land acquisition will be completed in time.”


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