Pimpri Chinchwad to regularize illegal buildings by April end
March 22, 2018

The Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) has decided to regularise all illegal developments by April 30, that were constructed before December 2015. Similarly, May 15 is the deadline for constructions that come under Pimpri Chinchwad New Township Development Authority (PCNTDA). Last year, the urban development department had issued a notification for the regularization of illegal developments in residential, commercial and industrial zones in which the owners are supposed to submit complete information of the construction, survey and sector numbers as well as licensed architect's approval to the PCNTDA. On the other hand, no regularisation will happen for buildings that are…

Pimpri Chinchwad: Over 1 lakh online property taxpayers in FY 2017-18
March 19, 2018

In the Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) location, over one lakh property taxpayers paid tax online for the first time in nine years. Joint commissioner and chief of the property tax department, Dilip Gawde shared that approximately 1.19 lakh taxpayers paid their property tax online, accumulating Rs 138.21 crore. This also marks the first time in a fiscal, in last nine years, that over one lakh property taxpayers have used online medium to pay taxes. He added that the department commenced online tax collection in 2009-10 when merely 3,835 taxpayers used online medium. At the time, amount accumulated was Rs…

PMC plans to increase new access points along Mula-Mutha
March 19, 2018

Pune Municipal Corporation is intending to enhance the number of river access points to 270 which will make the mula-mutha rivers more accessible to the citizens as well as protect the fragile ecology of rivers. Currently, the rivers have 53 access points and there will be 217 points added to the existing system in the form of sloped walkways, lower and upper promenades and steps. As per officials, increasing access points will inspire people to use them daily which will not just benefit in preserving the rivers, but generate wakefulness about issues threatening the rivers. As of now, a majority…

Pune tops as India’s best-governed cities: ASICS 2017
March 16, 2018

According to Annual Survey of India City-Systems (ASICS) 2017 conducted by Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy (Janaagraha), a Bengaluru-based non-profit organization, Pune has topped the list of best-governed city of India while Bangalore stood at the bottom. Vivek Anandan Nair, Associate Manager, ASICS 2017 said that Pune replaced Thiruvananthapuram this year and took over the number one spot while Surat jumped 12 positions to reach the fifth spot due to improved performance in revenue generation, higher capital expenditure per capita and implementation of AMRUT reforms. While Bhubaneswar showed ‘steady improvement’ and moved to fourth this year, Guwahati and Vishakhapatnam…

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Youthville Hostel – A student housing startup in Pune
March 14, 2018

Youthville Hostel - A student housing startup in Pune14th March 2018 Located at Bavdhan, Youthville is transforming the Pune hostel category with its modern properties and unforgettable living experience. These well-designed living spaces are equipped with high speed 24-hour Wi-Fi, laundromat, fitness centre, cafeteria, music room, library, mini theatre, common kitchenette, smart access card, shuttle service and doctor on call, among others. Moreover, this hostel is located in proximity to various education institutes and important destinations in Pune.

Pimpri Chinchwad civic body prepares plan to regularize unlawful buildings
March 13, 2018

A concrete plan to regularize over one lakh unauthorized buildings has been prepared by the Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC). The BJP-led state government declared a policy to legalize unauthorized buildings few months ago. PCMC also invited submissions for the same, however, less than 10 applications have been received so far. Municipal commissioner Shravan Hardikar said that a simple, affordable draft policy that aims to benefit citizens has been prepared so far. The proposal will be presented before the general body for approval. The resolution will thereafter be sent to the state government for final consent. Hardikar pointed out that…

Hinjewadi-Shivajinagar metro in Pune receives Rs 1,300 crore funding
March 12, 2018

In a recent development, the Hinjewadi-Shivajinagar Metro line received funding worth Rs 1,300 crore from the centre on a public-private partnership model. The 23.3-km-long Hinjewadi-Shivajinagar line would be the third metro stretch in the city and is anticipated to cost Rs 8,313 crore. The state government accepted the Metro line proposal in the first week of January this year. The Centre’s new Metro policy states that the project was pending Centre’s 20% viability-gap funding plan of Rs 1,300 crore. About Rs 812 crore is supposed to be generated by the state. As per the plan, the Metro will run through…

Pimpri Chinchwad to get 60,000 affordable homes by 2022
March 10, 2018

Under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) housing scheme, a total of 60,000 flats will be developed under public-private-partnership (PPP) model in all eight zones of the Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) by 2022. Officials have stated that a total of 2.5 FSI will be given for the project equipped with good roads, public transport facilities, health care, schools, water and drainage facilities. Now, a detailed project report will be drafted soon in association with PCMC. Once it is finalised, the proposal would be sent to the state and central appraisal committee for the final nod. As of now, PCMC has…

Only 10 projects completed in Pune under Smart Cities Mission
March 9, 2018

Among top eight smart cities, Pune is among the top contender in terms of projects launched by it under the smart cities mission. The Maharashtra government has informed that a total of 60 infra projects in Pune have already been sanctioned. Of all sanctioned projects, 10 projects have been completed till February 2018. Work orders have been issued for 24 projects while four are at the tender level. Nearly 22 projects are in the Detailed Project Report (DPR) stage. The State government has also sanctioned ten acres of land for a scientific waste processing plant at Hadapsar. Various civic infrastructure…

New launches witness steady fall in Pune
March 7, 2018

According to data published on MahaRera website, Pune district witnessed a steady dip in new launches. The district witnessed 3,550 project registrations in October, 3,717 in November and 3,843 in December 2017 while it reported 3,945 registrations in January and 4,033 registrations in February. Although there is a surge in the number of newly launched projects each month, the quantum of growth has been anything but steady. Between October and November 2017, the city saw 167 new launches as compared to 88 between January and February. As per data shown by a real estate analyst, nearly 53 percent of the…

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Kohinoor Group bags award for Pune-based mid segment project
March 5, 2018

Kohinoor Group bags award for Pune-based mid segment project05th February 2018 Kohinoor Group received ‘Best Mid Segment Project’ award for its project, Kohinoor Falcon. The award ceremony was held at The Westin Pune on 24th February 2018. To attend the ceremony, Mr. Vineet Goyal-Jt. Managing Director, Kohinoor Group, Mr Nitin Mittal-Director Kohinoor Group and Mr. Kishore Gore-VP Sales and Marketing were present. This project is a high-rise development strategically located at Pashan Sus road. Moreover, the construction of this project is based on the concept of Smart and Sustainable home.

Pune civic body to fund rainwater harvesting projects in old buildings
March 2, 2018

A policy proposal to install rainwater harvesting system in old buildings located in Pune has been recently adopted by the standing committee of the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) in its civic budget for 2018-19 which was presented on Tuesday. Murlidhar Mohol, Chairman of the standing committee said that the new scheme will motivate old buildings constructed before 2005 to put up rainwater harvesting systems in place for which, the civic authority will issue grants. The rules for the newly proposed scheme will soon be formulated. It is to be noted that PMC recently made rainwater harvesting facility compulsory for all…

Pune civic body recovers property tax dues worth Rs 33 crore
March 2, 2018

In a tax recovery drive carried out by Pune Municipal Corporation between 1st-25th February, the civic body’s property tax department has recovered dues worth Rs 33 crore from 198 defaulters. PMC came up with an innovative way to play brass band in front of properties whose owners have defaulted on payment of property tax thus, shaming them to clear their dues. The bands were accompanied by officials from the property tax department to collect the dues. In March 2013, the civic body launched its first drive with the musical band on an experimental basis but after getting a positive response,…

Pune development body to demolish 1000 illegal properties
February 27, 2018

The Pune Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (PMRDA) will soon demolish about 1000 illegal properties under its jurisdiction identified by the Authority. Overall 1,658 illegal structures have been identified by the Authority, of which more than 600 belonged to the Pune Municipal Corporation. Sarang Awad, a PMRDA official, has shared that a dedicated 15-member team accompanied by the rural police departments will handle the demolition drive. All unoccupied structures will be razed, followed by under-construction buildings. Most of the illegal structures are largely spread out in the Haveli and Mulshi talukas. Recently, the Authority has demolished three structures at Marunj in…

Pune District Collector proposes 3% RR rate hike for city
February 20, 2018

Pune District Collector has recently proposed a three percent hike in the ready reckoner (RR) rates for properties in the city. The proposal has been made after considering all necessary parameters and will be tabled for final approval by the department of registration and stamps soon. The final call on the proposed hike is expected to arrive in April 2018. The collector has proposed a four percent hike for PCMC areas, which was 4.49 percent in 2017. For the rural areas, the rates have been reduced to a nine percent as against 15.30 percent in the previous year. Saurabh Rao,…

Pune metro to become operational by 2021
February 19, 2018

The Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (MahaMetro) has announced that the Pune Metro project will become operational by 2021. The first corridor of the Pune Metro is likely to be operational in 2020, while the second line will be ready by 2021. Officials have shared that nearly Rs 300 crore has already been spent on civil works of the two Metro corridors in the city. Ramnath Subramaniam, Executive Chairman, MahaMetro, has shared that the Corporation is expecting the metro rail project to begin its journey in the next three years. Officials have further informed that the construction work for the underground…

Pune district collector proposes 3 percent hike in ready reckoner rate
February 16, 2018

Pune district collector has proposed a 3 percent increase in the Ready Reckoner (RR) rates for the city. The proposal will be sent to the department of Registration and Stamps post which, it will reviews and a final announcement of the rates is anticipated to be announced on April 1. However, the elected representatives has opposed the proposed hike citing demonetisation and sluggish state of the real estate sector along with a dip in registrations and stamp duty collections. After a detailed zone wise study conducted by the town planning department using all the parameters, the collector recommended a marginal…

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Kohinoor Group bags award for Pune-based residential project
February 16, 2018

Kohinoor Group bags award for Pune-based residential project16th February 2018 Kohinoor Group received ‘Best Residential Property Of The Year 2018’ award for its project, Kohinoor Falcon located in Pashan Sus Road. The award ceremony was held at Taj Lands End, Mumbai, on 15th February 2018. This project is a high-rise development, spread across 2.22 acres with 80 percent open space. The project construction is based on the concept of Smart and Sustainable home.

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