Amrut benefits for 5 Pimpri Chinchwad projects
PIMPRI CHINCHWAD: Five new projects at a cost of nearly Rs 3,200 crore have been proposed for Pimpri Chinchwad under the Union government's Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (Amrut).
Besides development of several parks including a deer park in Talawade, 24X7 water supply for 60% of the area, and storm water drainage for the city, the civic body has forwarded a proposal for procuring 720 buses for improving public transport. Municipal commissioner Rajeev Jadhav will decide about the new projects under Amrut.
The municipal corporation has to raise 50% of the funds. The union urban development ministry, and the state government will share 33.33% and 16.67% of the costs respectively.
Civic officials said the municipal corporation, under the water supply scheme, has proposed projects for lifting 100 MLD (million litres per day) water from Andra dam and construction of 120 MLD water treatment plant, lifting 167 MLD water from Bhama Askhed dam and construction of 200 MLD water treatment plant, and providing 24 x 7 water supply for 60% of the area. The total cost of these projects is Rs 1,000 crore and they are listed in the civic budget for 2016-17.
The civic body has proposed a garden development plan costing Rs 111 crore, in which eight gardens will be developed in mostly fringe areas like Punawale, Charholi, Chikhli, Pimpri Waghere, Akurdi, Kharalwadi, and Pimpri Waghere.
Under Amrut, storm water canals will be built along Indrayani and Pavana rivers. For improving public transport, PCMC has proposed procurement of 720 public transport buses at a cost of Rs 477 crore.
The civic body, under the plan, has been asked to increase green cover by 15% in five years, prepare plans for rainwater harvesting, plan for plugging water leakages, use of non-conventional energy sources like solar energy, and development of at least one garden every year.
It has also been asked to establish an urban development authority, as well as implement city level e-governance reforms like setting up of a grievance redressal cell, collection of at least 90% of municipal taxes, online birth and death registrations, collection of property and water tax, online sanction of licences, building permissions, project management with specific timelines. Under the Swachh Bharat mission, the municipal corporation has been asked not to have open defecation anywhere in the city.
Source: realty.economictimes.indiatimes.com, 9th April 2016