Pune’s Ring Road Project Gains Momentum with Land Acquisition Process

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Pune, 1st June 2023: The long-awaited land acquisition process for the Ring Road project of the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) is set to commence soon. Despite the completion of all necessary procedures, the project had been stalled.

However, by the end of this month, land acquisition notices will be issued to the farmers affected by the project, providing detailed information on the extent of land to be acquired, compensation amounts, and the provision of an additional 25 percent if approved within fifteen days of receiving the notice.

The revaluation work for the western route of the Ring Road has been completed. Consequently, the rates of compensation for the land along the western section will be determined. In the coming days, farmers affected by the project in the western region will receive notices regarding compensation and land possession, as confirmed by the district administration.

District Collector Dr. Rajesh Deshmukh stated, “The revaluation work for the western route of the circular road has been finalized, and the eastern part is in its final stage. Compensation scales for the affected individuals are being updated based on the revaluation. Subsequently, notices will be sent to the affected parties, informing them of the land acquisition details and compensation amounts.”

About Pune Ring Road project: The circular road project spans 172 kilometers with a width of 110 meters, aiming to alleviate traffic congestion in Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad cities. The project is divided into two parts: East and West.

The eastern route is proposed to traverse 11 villages in Maval, 12 in Khed, 15 in Haveli, five in Purandar, and three in Bhor. Meanwhile, the western route will pass through five villages in Bhor, 11 in Haveli, 15 in Mulshi, and six in Maval. The estimated cost of the entire project is Rs 26,800 crores.

Current Challenges: During the appraisal process for the project, land valuations were conducted based on purchase and sale transactions from the previous three years.

However, due to the minimal buying and selling activity during the COVID-19 pandemic, transactions in the villages affected by the circular road were significantly reduced.

Consequently, local residents raised objections, claiming that the land valuation for the project was underestimated.

To address these concerns, it was decided to reevaluate purchase and sale transactions from the last five years.

As a result, revaluation has been completed for most villages in the western region, while a few villages in the eastern region are still pending evaluation.

Dr Rajesh Deshmukh, the Collector, affirmed that by the end of June, affected parties would receive notices specifying the land acquisition details and compensation amounts. Once the concerned parties provide written approval, the land acquisition process will be initiated promptly. Additionally, those who willingly provided their land for the project will receive additional compensation.


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