As the State government has given its nod to include 28 new villages within the jurisdiction of Pune Municipal Corporation, the civic body will have to frame a new development plan for these newly merged villages.
Pune will remain as one city but will have three different rules.
There already exists two development plans in the city-one development plan is of the old city limit and the second is of the merged 23 villages which were included in the PMC limit in the year 1997.
Now the civic body will have to start the development plan for these newly merged 28 villages in the PMC.
The city improvement committee of the PMC on Thursday approved the draft development plan for the old city limit and the panel approved the construction on Hill Top and Hill Slope (HTHS).
In the old city limit area, the land owners will be able to erect houses on HTHS areas.
The other development plan for the merged 23 villages is pending with the State government. In the plan, construction is not allowed on HTHS areas and all these areas are reserved for the Bio Diversity Park (BDP).
PMC is going to frame the third DP and there will definitely be different rules for the newly merged villages.
At present there are two different rules in the existing two DP. Municipal commissioner Mahesh Pathak said that once the process to include the 28 villages is complete, the civic administration will need to start the Development Plan for these 28 villages.
It is true that there will be three Development Plans for one city. The elected members and State government will decide the rules and policy for these 28 villages, he added.
There will be three different rules in one city. Pune Janhit Agadi's president, Ujwal Keskar said that had PMC a uniform policy, there would not have been any need to have different policies for each DP.