Illegal constructions around Dighi depot to be removedNews — By The Desk on July 14, 2011 at 11:16 AM
Times of India: The Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) is likely to conduct an anti-encroachment drive on Friday and Saturday to remove 250 unauthorised constructions that have come up around the Dighi Magazine depot within a radius of 610 metres, which is a no-development or Red zone.
Dilip Kudale, coordinator, engineering department, PCMC, said, “Around a fortnight ago, the PCMC had demanded police security to carry out the drive. The police were then busy with the palkhi processions and will make available the security only this week. We should be conducting the drive on Friday and Saturday.”
The defence authorities had issued a notice in September 1990 for a no-development zone up to a radius of 1,145 metres around the Dighi Magazine depot. The areas affected by this are Bhosari, Moshi, Charholi and Dighi. Since the land acquisition was not completed in the last 21 years, around 7,000 constructions have come up in this zone.
A meeting was held recently and it was decided that constructions within a radius of 610 metres will have to be removed under which 250 constructions will be affected. The meeting was attended by Pune divisional commissioner Dilip Band, PCMC commissioner Ashish Sharma and defence officials. Kudale said the drive will be conducted as per decisions taken in this meeting.