Pune Metro Rail project receives suggestions from 400 citizens

पुणे Pune: Four hundred Puneites submitted their suggestions to the planning authority of Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) during the hearing for allowing 4 Floor Space Index (FSI) along the metro corridors. The hearing is being conducted by the PMC since October 16.

The civic body has planned to introduce metro rail in the city and to make the plan viable, it decided to introduce 4 FSI along both sides of the metro corridor. It has also framed some rules for the same. As per the State government’s direction, the PMC had called for suggestions and objections on the issue and 5,400 citizens filed for objections against it. Nearly 90 per cent of the citizens who had filed the objections have opposed allowing 4 FSI along the metro corridors. Pune Municipal Commissioner Kunal Kumar has appointed City Engineer Prashat Waghmare to conduct hearing on the issue.

The city engineer’s office confirmed that every day, they are inviting 200 citizens for hearing. In last two days, the office had conducted the hearing of 400 people.

The PMC has decided to conduct the hearing of the remaining people after the Diwali vacation and the timetable for it will be published soon. Though the hearing is going on in the city, it did not get approval from the Central government. The proposal is pending with the Union government for final approval. The PMC claimed that they had complied with all the recommendations of the Central government.