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Friday, August 8, 2014

Suggestions and Objections to the Elevated Metro Influence Zone

National Society for Clean Cities, Pune
Pune a Clean City - Clean in Every Which Way 
Hi there all,
The elevated Metro and particularly PMC’s proposal for allowing  construction with 4 FSI norm 500metres on both sides of the metro throughout the 31.5 km of its route, has been the talk of the town.
This increase to 4 FSI for a 31.5 km by 1km swath of skyscrapers through the most congested areas of Pune is going to be a nightmare and a life changing experience for not only the citizens staying in the neighbourhood of the Metro route but also for all Punekars. There is no planning for infrastructure, parks, and other amenities to cater to the increased population who will reside here.
The elevated Metro passing through the heavily crowded and busiest of Pune roads will reduce the road width making travel a horrendous experience.
Let us all object to object to this arbitrary, ill planned proposal and at least attempt to halt the ongoing destruction of our city.
I am enclosing below a draft of a brief letter objecting to the Elevated Metro & the 4 FSI plan. All you have to do is to send the letter to the City Engineer: with a copy to the Municipal Commissioner:  Don’t forget to write your name, address, phone numbers and email id. Please ensure that your email is sent by 12 noon on the 11th August 2014. You could also download and print the letter and send it by Speed Post or Registered Post..
Do forward this email to your like minded friends and get them to send too.
Thanks and warm regards..
For National Society for Clean Cities, Pune
Satish Khot (President)   Aneeta Benninger (Vice President)

Satish Khot, 
President, National Society for Clean Cities, Pune
#364, Clover Water Gardens, Kalyani Nagar, PUNE 411 006.
Tel: 9371221142; email:

_ _ August 2014                                                                                                            
The City Engineer
Pune Municipal Corporation
Shivajinagar, Pune 411005
Dear Sir,
Subject : Objections and Suggestions in response to PMC’s Public Notice (Ref. No. 1/167 dt.11 July 2014) published in local newspapers on 12 July 2014
I am submitting herewith 'Objections and Suggestions' as under in response to the above referred Public Notice.
1) I object to granting of 4 FSI in the Metro influence zone of 500 meters on both sides of the Metro corridor as it will result in excessive increase in the number of residential and commercial units in the area beyond its capacity and will cause serious problems
2) I object to granting of 4 FSI as PMC will not be able to provide necessary infrastructure and amenities as per standards for the increased population
3) I object to the compulsion for property owners in the Metro influence zone to consume full 4 FSI
4) I object to the imposition of cess which is penalty on property owners who do not consume full 4 FSI
5) I object to the requirement of minimum plot size of 0.2 hectares for property development
6) I object to the requirement that NOC will have to be obtained from Metro SPV for any development of property in the Metro influence zone 
7) I object to the special powers to be given to Municipal Commissioner for relaxation of building bye-laws and rules for consumption of full limit of permissible 4 FSI
8) I object to the Public Notice for grant of 4 FSI as final Metro alignment has not yet been decided and final Metro influence zone has not been marked by PMC on the maps. Hence it is not possible for me / us to assess impacts of 4 FSI in Metro influence zone and submit area specific objections and suggestions.
9) I object to the decision to grant 4 FSI also for future Metro corridors
10) I demand that the proposal for granting 4 FSI and modification to Development Control Rules be cancelled
Further to the above I reserve the right to add or omit or alter any suggestion and/ or objections at the time of the personal hearing at a date and time communicated by you to me at least 10 days in advance.
I request you to kindly acknowledge receipt of my objections and suggestions and oblige.
Yours sincerely,

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Cc: Pune Municipal Commissioner’s office

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