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PCMC responsible for Rs 3.71 cr loss in BRTS corridor project,says Shiv Sena

Corporator Seema Savale alleged that the civic officials did not charge premium as per the government order while loading TDR in the BRTS zone.

Written by Express News Service | Published: September 25, 2012 3:04:31 am

Corporator Seema Savale alleged that the civic officials did not charge premium as per the government order while loading TDR in the BRTS zone.

The Shiv Sena on Monday alleged that the Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) suffered a revenue loss of Rs 3.71 crore as the civic officials did not charge premium as per the government order while loading TDR in the BRTS zone.

At a press conference held in Pimpri,Sena corporator Seema Savale said to compensate the expenses for constructing and maintaining the proposed BRTS roads in Pimpri-Chinchwad,the State Urban Development Department had sanctioned usage of additional FSI in the BRTS corridor (100 meters area on both sides of BRTS roads) subject to payment of premium,in March 2010.

Savale said as per the state government’s order,the premium to be charged while loading TDR in the BRTS zone should have been as per the general body resolution no 452 of September 2008.

But,she alleged,PCMC officials did not charge premium as per the orders which resulted in a loss of Rs 3.71 crores to the civic exchequer.

As per the general body resolution,while loading TDR in BRTS corridor,Rs 12,000 per sq meter were to be paid for TDR generated from newly merged villages,Rs 9,000 per sq meter for TDR generated from C Zones,Rs 6,000 per sq meter for TDR generated from B Zones and Rs 3,000 per sq meter for TDR generated from A Zones.

Sena members said civic body’s town planning department had prepared a note in March 2011 which mentioned that the rates were decided considering that the newly merged villages would be in D Zone. However,the state government included the newly merged villages in C Zone.

“Thus,for the cases where TDR generated from newly villages were to be utilised for BRTS corridor,the premium should be charged as per C Zone rates,” Savale said.

Savale said while sending the DP report of the newly merged village to the government,the civic body proposed the inclusion of newly merged village in C Zone .

“As there was no proposal to include the newly merged village in D Zone,this proves the town planning officials illegally stated the premium rates were decided considering that newly merged village would fall in D Zone,” she alleged.

Savale submitted a detailed list of 22 cases to the municipal commissioner and urged the PCMC commissioner Shrikar Pardeshi to initiate criminal action against the town planning officials and recover the difference of premium from the developers. PCMC chief said he will look into the matter.

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