In the highly anticipated first Development Plan (DP) of the country’s third largest metropolitan area, the Pune Metropolitan Area Development Authority (PMRDA) in its Draft Development Plan has proposed 26 urban planning projects, 59 social housing projects as well as a network of 10 metro railways, high-speed railway and crescent railway and two ring roads.

“The metropolitan area covers 6,914.26 km2 and the RFP project has been prepared taking into account the future needs of the region. The development of the projects proposed in the DP would cost Rs 75,000 crore and would be done in phases,” Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar said on Friday.

He added that the PMRDA is the third largest metropolitan area in the country after Bengaluru and Hyderabad and the largest in the state.

The Metropolitan Planning Committee (MPC), chaired by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, on Thursday approved the release of the PMRDA’s draft DP, which would be open to suggestions and objections from the people.

The presentation of the draft DP was given by Metropolitan Commissioner Suhas Diwase at the MPC in Mumbai. According to the draft DP, the metropolitan area will also have 30 fire stations, eight biodiversity parks and 16 public parks as well as a few satellite townships to implement the walk-to-work concept.

In addition, there will be 13 multimodal hubs, seven accident victim treatment centers, four regional centers, 15 civic facilitation centers and 12 logistics centers.

The PMRDA has proposed five tourist destinations, five educational mega centers, two medical research centers, an agricultural transformation research and development center, a sports university, eight rural strengthening centers, two industrial research and training centers and four agricultural produce marketing committees to encourage economic activities. .

According to the 2011 census, the population of PMRDA is 17.11 lakh, and it is estimated to reach 53.7 lakh by 2041. the preparation of the PD project. The protection and conservation of the environment are priorities. It was designed to be the most livable habitat in the country with a focus on making it practical, careful, resilient, efficient and self-sufficient,” Diwase said.

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