April 22, 2015 3:00:17 am
Nearly 400 applications pending permission for development will be moved from the district collector’s office to the nascent Pune Metropolitan Development Authority (PMRDA), which is set to start functioning from May 1. Revealing this, Pune guardian minister Girish Bapat, who is also the vice-president of the PMRDA said that all these cases which the collector’s office was handling will be shifted to the Authority.
“These cases will be scrutinised. Permissions will be given by the new body for areas under it,” said Bapat.
The PMRDA will address the issue of granting building permissions and will take action against illegal constructions once it has enough staff. Headquartered at Pimpri Chinchwad New Town Development Authority in Akurdi, the PMRDA will have access to government land in the region. The body will be the nodal authority to implement its integrated development plan, along with the Regional Plan.
PMRDA will cover Pune city, Maval and parts of Haveli, Bhor, Daund, Shirur, Mulshi and Khed talukas of Pune district. The authority will cover both the municipal corporations and municipal councils and 100 villages but exclude Pune, Dehu and Khadki cantonment areas. Besides readying a development plan for the metropolitan region, the body will curb illegal constructions besides granting building permissions.
Speaking about the transfer of the cases from the district collector’s office, officials said cases pending with the collectorate will be passed to PMRDA.
“The process will entail the town planning authority do a check first before passing cases to PMRDA officials for clearance,” said the officials.
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