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The Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation in its draft budget proposed a single window system to sanction building plans.

Sharvan Hardikar, Municipal commissioner informed that the projects related to water pipelines, water recycling, solid waste management, parking and mobility will be taken for development under the Smart city projects. He also said that stringent actions will be taken against people with illegal water connections and informed that nearly 12MW electricity can be generated through household garbage.

Apart from this, Cycle tracks and wide footpaths are also planned to be developed on the main roads.

He also said that work will be completed in a phased manner to develop Pavana and Indrayani riverfronts. Adding to the same he told that an estimated cost of Rs. 52.63 crores will be incurred to develop roads from Panjarpol to Lohegaon.

In the draft budget it is also proposed to include 150 electric buses, and 850 CG buses in the PMPML fleet. Along with this, 6-km long BRTS is also planned to be constructed that will start from Bhakti Shakti junction to the Mukai (Kiwale) junction. This construction is estimated to incur a cost of Rs.10 crore.

Both a Grade separators and a flyover is planned to be constructed at the Bhakti Shakti junction for which Rs. 35.52 crore is estimated to be the cost.

HCMTR [High Capacity Mass Transit Route] is also proposed to be developed from Rahatni (Kokane chowk) to Kalewadi phata at an estimated cost of Rs. 7 crore.

The corporation will complete assessment of these properties in a phased manner and hawkers zones are planned to be created in six months.

Hardikar, the Municipal Commissioner said that parking charges will be implied for public transport, according to the policy.

A private agency is formed for a proposed three-year postgraduate institute at the Yashwantrao Chavan Memorial Hospital, renovation of neonatal intensive care unit and renovation of the doctors residence in the second phase at an estimated cost of Rs. 32 crore.

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