Committee to investigate irregularities in construction works carried in PMRDA jurisdiction 

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Mumbai: The Industries Minister of Maharashtra, Uday Samant, has announced the formation of a committee to investigate irregularities in construction works being carried out within the Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority (PMRDA) limits. The decision was made after complaints were received about developers working on construction sites without the proper permission from the authority.

During a session of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, Member of Legislative Assembly Sunil Shelke presented an attention-grabbing notice under Maharashtra Legislative Assembly Rule 105 regarding the irregular works taking place within the PMRDA limits. In response, Minister Samant stated that while the PMRDA was established in 2015 to grant permission for construction, any irregularities in the process were a serious matter.

As a result, a committee will be formed at the divisional commissioner level to investigate these irregularities. The committee will consist of regional commissioners, representatives from the PMRDA, the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board, and municipal commissioners. The committee will be formed eight days after the end of the session and will present a report on the irregularities within two months of its formation.

The PMRDA is responsible for planning and implementing urban development projects in the Pune metropolitan area, which covers a total of 7,256 square kilometers and includes Pune city and Pimpri-Chinchwad.

The construction industry in Pune has seen rapid growth in recent years, with many developers eyeing the region for its potential for expansion. However, this has also led to concerns about unchecked construction activity and its impact on the environment and the local population.

Mrunal Jadhav