PMC ready with plan to avoid Phase-I hiccups


The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) is ready with detailed project reports (DPRs) of six projects, totalling Rs 20,000 crore, listed in the city development plan (CDP) for Phase-II of the JNNURM.

The DPRs are among measures the PMC has taken this time to avoid the hiccups it faced in getting funds for Phase-I.

The CDP will be finalised and sent to the government for approval.

The PMC had prepared the CDP for the Phase-II of JNNURM as per the directions of government and in this endeavour had organised a number of workshops. The exercise continued for a year. Heads of all the departments of the PMC were asked to propose civic projects to upgrade infrastructure in the city keeping in mind the need for the next 40 years.

The civic administration took into consideration the expected population growth in the next 40 years while preparing the CDP.

The exercise included discussion of problems faced during implementation of projects under Phase-I.

"The CDP for phase two is ready and will be finalised soon. It will be sent to the union government for approval. However, the civic administration has not just stopped at preparing the CDP, but is also ready with the DPR of six projects proposed in the CDP," said Anup Kumar Yadav, Additional Municipal Commissioner (special), PMC.

He said the CDP includes mega projects planned for the next 40 years. "The civic administration has been asked to be ready with the DPR of proposed projects so that they can be sent to the union government soon after the CDP gets approval and there is no delay in getting the projects launched," Yadav said.

Of the six DPRs, three are of the water department which includes a tunnel from Parvati to Cantonment Water Works, expansion of the water purification plant at Vadgaon Budhruk and implementation of the ambitious project of metering water supply.

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