Land valuation work begins in 77 villages for the ring road plan | Pune News

Pune: Appraisal of land plots to be acquired for the proposed 173.3 km ring road has started in nearly 77 out of the 83 identified villages in the district, while the state government has disbursed 33% of the total of 1 Rs 500 crore allocated for land acquisition.
An official of the Maharashtra State Roads Development Corporation (MSRDC) said that the valuation of the land plots was made after taking into account the immediate calculation rate and the transactions of the last three years in the relevant area. He said land tariffs were being finalized after discussions with villagers.
A total of 1,900 hectares of land would be acquired for the project. No less than 1,600 hectares would be acquired from private landowners.
According to the official, the field measurement work should be completed by the end of the month. The assessment work should be completed by the end of August, he said. After acquisition, the parcels of land would be transferred to the name of MSRDC to begin work on the project.
Another MSRDC official said, “Land would be acquired in 86 villages for the proposed ring road. Among them, three have only government-owned land. Private land would be acquired in the rest of the 83 villages. The district administration has started land acquisition works in 77 of them.
The land would be acquired from Bhor, Maval, Haveli, Mulshi, Khed and Purandar for the proposed ring road – an eight-lane express highway on which vehicles would travel at a maximum speed of 120 km per hour. The total project cost of the proposed ring road has been set at Rs26,000.


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