Pimpri Chinchwad MC To Put On Hold New Residential Housing Projects
The standing committee of Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) has decided to put on hold new building permits for residential housing projects in Pimple Nilakh, Pimple Saudagar, Pimple Gurav, Wakad, Punawale, Tathawade, Ravet, Kiwale and Mamurdi due to water scarcity in the city.
A resolution in this regard was approved by the chairperson, standing committee, PCMC. The resolution stated that several big residential housing projects were coming up in various areas and it was necessary that no new permission be granted for a temporary period. Permissions can be granted later after considering the amount of rainfall and water storage in dams, PCMC corporator said.
A number of builders from newly developing areas in the city like Chikhli and Moshi have submitted affidavits to PCMC that they will supply water to flats in their housing schemes on their own. But they have failed to keep their promise due to which the housing societies have to purchase water from water tankers.
However, building permission will continue to be granted for individual houses. The restriction is only for big residential projects.
President, Nagari Hakka Suraksha Samiti said most corporators are associated with builders whose housing projects are in various stages of progress in the city. But a large number of flats in many housing projects have remained unsold for the past two to three years. Now if new housing projects come into existence in these areas then the value of old unsold flats will fall, causing financial loss to builders. So in order to help these builders, the standing committee has approved the resolution.
A senior official of building permission department said we are yet to receive a copy of the resolution. If such a resolution has been passed then we will take the opinion of the civic water supply department and send our report to the municipal commissioner. He has the authority to take a decision on granting building permission to new housing projects in city areas.
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