Residents and local leaders of 23 merged villages in Pune are calling for the implementation of the Unified Development Control And Promotion Regulations (UDCPR) by the state government. The development plan prepared by the Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority (PMRDA) has yet to receive final approval, causing a halt in real estate development in these areas.
The absence of Development Plan (DP) rules has created obstacles in obtaining building permissions, leading to a slowdown in new construction projects. To address this issue, residents have approached the state government for the implementation of the UDCPR. The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) currently grants approximately 4,500 building permissions each year, including permissions for new constructions and redevelopment. However, the PMRDA has a much larger jurisdiction with over 800 villages, covering a total area of 6,914.26 sqkm and a population of 9.53 lakh as per the 2011 Census, projected to grow to 40.74 lakh by 2041.
Rahul Tupe, a developer in Manjari, emphasizes the importance of ensuring uninterrupted development and mentions that small property owners and developers are facing complications in obtaining building permissions in the 23 merged areas. The PMC is currently granting permissions to 11 merged areas added in 2017. However, for the 23 areas merged in 2021, the civic administration cannot grant building permissions as it is not the planning authority. To resolve this issue, a special approval from the state government, utilizing the UDCPR, is required since the PMRDA has the authority to allot building permissions.
It is crucial for the authorities to address these hurdles and ensure the smooth implementation of development plans. The UDCPR can bring benefits to gaothan areas and approved layouts, benefiting small property owners and developers alike.
– Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority
– Pune Municipal Corporation