There is some good news for those who had been promised flats at cheaper rates. The Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) has decided to waive the stamp duty which the beneficiaries were supposed to pay. Municipal Commissioner Dr Shrikar Pardeshi said the beneficiaries will now have to pay only Rs 100 as stamp duty and not around Rs 40,000. PCMCs decision will come as a big relief for the beneficiaries who have been protesting for a year now as the civic body increased the price of each flat from Rs 1.50 lakh to Rs 3.78 lakh. Dr Pardeshi said the PCMC is constructing as many as 13,250 flats. Of these,work on 6,720 flats is under way in Chikhli. Work on remaining 6,530 flats will soon be undertaken, he said. The civic chief said since PCMC is constructing some flats on Pradhikaran land,PCNTDA has demanded Rs 114 crore. We have urged the state government to waive the amount, he said.
Pedestrian subway near Sheetalbaug Society
A pedestrian subway will be constructed by the Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation from Sheetalbaug Society to Dhavdevasti on Pune-Nashik Highway in Bhosari. Officials said the decision was taken after the residents demanded one in view of increase in number of accidents. The 1-km long subway will be constructed at a cost Rs 71 lakh. Officials said traffic problems which persisted at PMT Chowk in Bhosari despite the construction of a flyover will certainly be solved once the pedestrian subway is constructed. The subway work is expected to be complete in a year.
Sena morcha on Aug 16
The Shiv Sena unit of Pimpri-Chinchwad has decided to take out Shelter Protection morcha on August 16,demanding regularisation of constructions on 1 or 1.5 guntha. On Tuesday,Shiv Sena leader Neelam Gorhe led a delegation to Municipal Commissioner Dr Shrikar Pardeshi and placed before him various demands that included regularisation of illegal structures. Among those present included Shrirang Barne,Baba Dhumal,Macchindra Kharade,Umesh Chandgude,Bhagwan Walhekar,Seema Savle,Sulbha Ubale,Ashwining,Sharada Babar and Asha Shendge. Gorhe said the illegal structures have spawned because of the negligence of civic officials. All these years,they turned a blind eye which could be deliberate. Now,the same administration is seeking to demolish structures and shatter the lives of hundreds of well-settled families. The PCMC has no right to throw the life of people in turmoil due its own prolonged inaction, she said.