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With an aim to promote sustainable development in the Pune region on the lines of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), the Maharashtra government envisaged the Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority (PMRDA). Intended to create a better standard of living and promote ease of business, like the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) does, the PMRDA has a group of town planners and urban development experts, who are working to make legal and regulatory processes easier and access to information faster.
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Jurisdiction of the PMRDA
|Area||7,256.46 sq kms|
|Population||72.76 lakhs (As per the latest census)|
|Number of municipal corporations||2|
|Number of cantonment boards||3|
|Number of municipal councils||7|
|Number of villages||842|
|Number of census towns||13|
Role of the PMRDA
Apart from planning and monitoring the urban development of Pune region, the PMRDA performs the following functions:
- Creating infrastructure and opportunities to make the Pune region attractive for business investments.
- Identifying emerging sectors of the economy for boosting economic growth in the region.
- Improving the quality of living and providing amenities of better standards to Pune’s citizens.
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- Creating a modern and digitised governance model.
- Maintaining the culture and heritage of the Pune metropolitan region.
Major projects by the PMRDA
The Pune Metro Line 3 between Hinjewadi and Shivajinagar will be implemented by the PMRDA, on a public-private-partnership basis. The foundation stone for this route was laid in December 2018. While the construction is underway, it may take up to three years for this line to become completely operational. There are plans to extend this line till Hadapsar but the plan is yet to be finalised.
Pune Ring Road
Planned to link 29 villages around Pune, the ring road will connect all major highways with each other, which includes the Pune-Nashik, Mumbai-Pune-Solapur, Pune-Ahmednagar and Pune-Satara highways. This will be a 128-km-long ring road, to be built at an estimated cost of Rs 104 billion. While only 24% of the land has been acquired so far, the Authority is waiting for the centre’s assistance, to fast-track the acquisition process.
Town planning scheme
The PMRDA is planning to develop its first town planning scheme at Mhalunge-Maan. This is being planned as a model township and will be executed in the coming tears. New town planning schemes will also be implemented in Handewadi, Wadki, Nimbalkarwadi, Phursungi and Uruli-Devachi. Each of these schemes will be developed on around 200 hectares of land. The PMRDA will return 50% of the land acquired from original owners and provide them double the Floor Space Index (FSI).
See also: All about MHADA Pune Housing Scheme
Users can contact the PMRDA on their following numbers for their grievances:
Online building permission: 020-25933300
Metropolitan Commissioner PA: 020-25933344
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What is PMRDA?
The PMRDA is Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority.
What is the current status of Pune Metro Line 3?
The Pune Metro Line 3 will take at least three years for completion.
When was the PMRDA established?
The PMRDA was set up in 2016.