The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has put forth three town planning schemes for Uruli Devachi and Phursungi, following the announcement of these areas as separate municipal councils by the Maharashtra state government. The proposals, covering a combined area of 650 hectares, have received final approval from the PMC’s general body. The primary objective of these schemes is to facilitate the development of ring roads in the respective regions.
City engineer Prashant Waghmare explained that the town planning schemes for the proposed ring roads were initially drafted by the PMC. In 2019, a draft TP scheme was published, and the public was invited to provide suggestions and objections. A total of 191 objections were received, leading to necessary revisions in the plans. The revised proposals have now been submitted to the urban development department for the final approval process.
In the midst of establishing the new municipal councils, the state government has made it clear that the land allocated for the garbage depot will continue to fall under the jurisdiction of the PMC. This decision aims to address the concerns regarding waste management in the region.