Major Transformation In The Books, As Google Maps Will Now Survey Pune’s Slums

The municipal corporation has appointed a private agency for the work.

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Flourished with IT companies and alluring night life, Pune city seems to be a mix- and- match of glorious IT hub and a hovel hub of the underprivileged. But in an effort to rectify this, a total of 72 declared and undeclared slums in Pimpri Chinchwad will be surveyed under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana.

To start this, the slums will be surveyed via Google Maps, and a detailed survey will be undertaken thereafter. The survey is expected to be completed in the time span of two months and a report will be sent to the Slum Rehabilitation Authority of Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad.

The Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority will construct around 9,458 tenements, each measuring 322 sq ft, at a cost of Rs 885 crores, in the fringe areas of Charholi, Ravet, Dudulgaon, Borhadewadi, Wadmukhwadi and Chikhali.

The units will be provided facilities like solar-powered water heating system, sewage treatment plant, solid waste management, compound wall, and rain water harvesting system.

Source: inhabitat

The central and the state governments will sanction Rs 1.5 lakh and Rs 1 lakh per beneficiary respectively; while the beneficiary will have to pay Rs 5.77 lakh in instalments for a house. The tenements will be on lease for 99 years. Civic officials said PCMC has waived building permission charges as well as ready reckoner rates for the project.

Families with a maximum annual income of Rs 3 lakh are eligible for residence in the tenements. Over 60,000 slum dwellers have submitted their applications by the deadline of May 31.

Information source: timesofindia

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