Pune Ring Road Project : Compensation to farmers for ring road project started; 5.65 crore provided to the first farmer

Pune Ring Road Project: Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) has started giving compensation to the farmers for the Ring Road Project. The first award of Rs 5.65 crore has been given to a farmer for 2.05 acres of land in Urse village.  Maval Mulshi sub-divisional officer Sandesh Shirke said that the first payment of Rs 5.65 crore was given to the Urse farmer for acquiring 2.05 acres of land. 

According to the decision of the state government, the Chief Minister has approved the funds for the land acquisition of the ring road project. We have compensated one farmer and the final list of compensation is being prepared. Shirke also said that it would take a week to finalize the compensation details for the entire project.

Farmers have started handing over their land to the administration after the state cabinet decided to pay farmers five times their land. Accordingly, many lands in Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad have been acquired by the state government for its ambitious ring road project. 

Division of ring road project into two sections

The ring road project is divided into East and West sections. Maval and Kelwade are in the eastern part and Bhor, Haveli and Mulshi taluks of the district are included in the western part. Apart from this, 395 hectares of land is to be acquired in 37  villages along the Sinhagad road.

The administration has completed land surveying in 36 out of 37 villages and has started preparations for payment. The state government has earmarked Rs 1,500 crore for land acquisition along the Sinhagad road. For the first phase, Rs 250 crore has been deposited in the Pune Collectorate’s account. Availability of funds will make land acquisition faster than proposed now. The district administration has started sale agreement related to land acquisition for ring road project from March 21, Finance Department officials said. 

The 170 km long Pune Ring Road will be an eight-lane express highway. In which the speed of vehicles will be 120 km per hour. Pune Ring Road is a circular road. Locals had often protested for this road.  The infrastructure committee of the state government had approved the implementation of the project on August 25 last year. The ring road project will separate the traffic between the city and the highway and will help significantly reduce vehicular pollution. Transport through Pune Maharashtra

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