Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Will Pune turn into another Mumbai?

Draft Development Plan for Pune (old city limits) Published. Citizens must file Objections by 26 April 2013:
  • Any vacant plot in the city grabbed by the PMC
  • 4 FSI zone along the entire Metro corridor for half a kilometer on both sides – even if the Metro is never built!
  • 3 FSI for Cluster development in the city – entire blocks bulldozed for erecting new buildings
  • 4 FSI for 4-star and 5-star hotels and private hospitals
  • Open/Recreational Spaces reduced
  • River and Lakes to be paved over for more roads and housing complexes
  • Hill Tops and Hill Slopes, Green Zones to be made into SEZs, IT Parks and Amusement Parks
  • No provision for slums or Low Income Housing
  • Arbitrary and ad hoc proposals without any supporting studies or surveys

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