Land valuation to be accelerated for ring road project: Collector | Pune News

Pune: Land valuation for the 86 villages for the 173.7 km Pune ring road project would be accelerated in the next two to three months, said Pune Collector Rajesh Deshmukh.
With weekly meetings, the project is on track, he told TOI on Tuesday after the weekly ring road meeting.
The administration plans to start with the assessment of Maval and Mulshi villages in the western part and then do the same in the eastern part, he said.
The ring road of Pune is developed in two parts – east and west of 68 km and 105 km in length respectively.
The assessment of some villages in Maval was completed last week and the others will be done as soon as possible, land acquisition officials said. The immediate reckoning rate and real estate transactions in the area are being reviewed to set the private land acquisition rate for the project, officials said.
The state had allocated Rs1,500cr last week to acquire land for the project. In total, 1,900 hectares of land will be acquired for the entire ring road.
The Pune collector said the amount will be deposited soon to expedite the assessment.
In the first phase, the ring road will pass through the talukas of Maval, Mulshi, Haveli and Bhor followed by the talukas of Khed and Purandar in the eastern part. A total of 86 villages have been tagged for land acquisition for the proposed project which aims to decongest urban areas from road traffic. Private land has been acquired in 83 villages, while land in the other 3 villages is purely government land, MSRDC sources said.
The MSRDC has undertaken the works on the ring road to alleviate traffic congestion in Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad. The eastern ring road from Urse to Kelwade will pass through the talukas of Maval, Khed, Haveli, Purandar and Bhor.
The western ring road will start from Kelwade and join at Urse Toll Naka passing through Haveli, Mulshi and Maval.