If everything goes well, the authorities hope to begin the process of acquiring land for the first town planning scheme, which will be a part of the first phase of the 129-km ring road from December.
The PMRDA took the decision to conduct the workshop after few farmers raised concerns over parting with their land for the project. The works hop will tell the farmers how they stand to gain by giving their land to the project, which aims to boost connectivity in Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad as well as decongest a few key areas.
“Those who stand to be affected by the project expressed their concerns. We explained to them that the town planning schemes will only be good to those areas, and also that we will hold workshops to help them understand this better.The first workshop will be held on July 15. We will hold more workshops,“ PMRDA chief Kiran Gitte said.
“Those who part with their land either for the road or for town planning will stand to benefit, as they will get back half their land which is developed.It would fetch them better rates,“ Gitte added, expressing confidence that once they understand the benefits, landowners will not have a problem in giving their land.
Source : TOI