PUNE (Metro Rail News): The Government of Maharashtra has approved the transit-oriented development (TOD) zone for the Hinjewadi to Shivajinagar Metro corridor and has welcomed advice and criticisms from homeowners.
The 500-metre radius area from metro station declared as the TOD zone by the state government, where developers could use added floor space index (FSI) to increase population density. Maximum four FSI has been allowed in the TOD zone — anyone having a 1000 square feet plot can build up to 4000 square feet if the property falls in the TOD zone.
Earlier, The TOD policy for Vanaz-Ramwadi route and Pimpri-Chinchwad to Swargate metro corridor by approved by the State Govt.
“Most of the part of Hinjewadi-Shivajinagar line is falling in the PMC area, and some part from Balewadi-Hinjewadi is under the Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority (PMRDA). The state released the notification as the revenue generated through this corridor would be shared by both the organisations and would be used for developing metro and transport-related works. As the TOD zone has been declared, both the organisations would get more revenue through premium for new construction.” Said PMC city engineer Prashant Waghmare
Earlier, it was proposed that additional FSI would be allowed on both sides of the metro corridor. Still, instead of the corridor, the state has approved the TOD zone in the 500 square metre radius area of the metro station.
“The town planning director has invited suggestions and objections and residents can do it within a month from the publication of the advertisement.” Said Waghmare
Some NGOs have opposed the issuance of an additional 4 FSI on metro corridors. They state that it is wrong that the government is trying to improve public transport and it will lead to an increasing population in the city. It will be an additional burden on the city’s infrastructure.
City’s metro lines
Line number 1: PCMC to Swargate metro corridor
line Number 2: Vanaz to Ramwadi metro corridor
Line Number 3: Hinjewadi to Shivajinagar Metro
TOD zone approved along the 500-metre radius of each metro station. Citizens can use up to 4 FSI on plots falling in TOD zone
State government approves TOD zone for all three lines and invited suggestions and objections for line number 3