The state government has allotted 100 acres of land at Khorwadi in Daund to the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) for developing Mhadacity', a housing scheme for the socially weak, and the low and medium income group.
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As Daund and Pune are linked with a railway line, the housing project would benefit several people, said Mhada chairman Ankush Kadade. District guardian minister Ajit Pawar was instrumental in sanctioning the land for the project, he added.
The land was formally taken into possession by Mhada's chief executive officer Nanasaheb Bothe on December 9.
Kakde said that instead of going in for a traditional housing scheme, the land will be used to build a modern city.
A letter allotting the land to Mhada was issued by Pune district collector Chandrakant Dalvi on December 9. The letter stated that the land falls in the agricultural zone. However, the zone can be changed into residential as per section 20 of the Maharashtra Regional Town Planning Act 1966, after getting permission from the government.
As per the 2008 ready reckoner rate the cost of the land is Rs 50 lakh but it was handed over to the government at a nominal rate of Re 1 per sq.m. as a special cause for the housing scheme.
The conditions include that, Mhada has to use the land only for housing scheme, and has to get a no objection' certificate from Khorwadi grampanchayat.
The Times of India
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