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PMC to take satellite images of 34 villages to keep eye on illegal construction

Thursday, 26 June 2014 - 10:09am IST | Place: Pune | Agency: DNA

As the state government has began final process for including 34 fringe villages in Pune Municipal Corporation limit, the construction activity in these villages has already increased and in order to keep record of illegal construction activities, the Pune Municipal corporation has decided to carry out satellite imaging of all these villages.
The senior officials of Pune Municipal Corporation including PMC commissioner Vikas Deshmukh, Additional municipal commissioner (Special) Omprakash Bakoria, officials of town planning, Pune Zilla Parishad held a meeting regarding the inclusion of 34 villages in PMC limit on Wednesday.

Speaking to media after the meeting, Deshmukh said, " We have decided to satellite images of these 34 villages to keep the records of present scenario. Once these villages are included in PMC limits we can refer to these images to find out any illegal construction is taking place in these villages after the merger."

Once these villages are merged in PMC limits, the rates of properties in these villages will increase rapidly and the officials are anticipating the illegal constructions in these areas. Giving additional information about the satellite imaging, Omprakash Bakoria said, " We are taking help of Hyderabad based company to get real time satellite images of these villages. We will have current pictures and once they are merged in PMC we can compare the situation with the current images and we can immediately identify which are the areas where illegal construction is taking place."
Civic administration has carried out an estimate of Rs 1976.275 crore to provide basic infrastructure for these villages. " According to the estimated cost, Rs 302 crore are estimated for water supply projects, Rs 113 crore are estimated to none projects in water supply projects. Apart from that Rs 164 crore are being estimated for drainage work and maximum of Rs 1,473 crore are estimated for road work," Bakoria said.


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