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Town Planning Schemes: A better alternative for Land Acquisition in Urban areas.


Aug 4, 2018

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Mhalunge will be the first area to be developed under the town planning scheme by the PMRDA. The development model will be used in all the other 45 areas under the proposed scheme. PMRDA has nearly completed all the administrative processes required for the scheme and has submitted it to the town planning director for final approval. Once the PMRDA receives the necessary approval from the director, they will be able to start work in the designated areas. The Mhalunge township scheme has helped create a buzz in the surrounding areas and landowners are now approaching the PMRDA to extend the scheme to their areas.

Pune has a history of town planning schemes. The schemes originated in Maharashtra and were successfully executed by the Gujarat government. The Deccan Gymkhana, Model Colony, and Pimpri-Chinchwad’s Pradhikaran area were all developed under the scheme. Landowners do not need to relocate as they become the part of the development process. It is a win-win situation for all as planning authorities receive and to expand and improve infrastructure while owners reap the benefits of the development initiatives, effective town planning and rising land value.

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