Maharashtra: For Pune the Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation (Maha-Metro) has demanded for special planning authority (SPA) status, like in Nagpur.This status will be helpful in different way which will also helpful for devloping the land. Recently the Maha-Metro got the SPA status in Nagpur. The SPA will help in organisation plan for developing the lands for this reason only the Maha-Metro is expecting the same in Pune.
The Managing Director Brijeh Dixit said that the SPA status is applicable only for Maha-Metro’s properties and the commercial properties coming on Metro lands.
The Pune metro which at present one of the fast developing metro. Which also focus regional employment development.
Mr. Dixit further stated said that the Maha-Metro has planned some commercial buildings at Civil Court station, Multi-Model hub at Swargate and Shivajinagar. Some commercial activities have also been planned near Metro stations. All these will help to generate non-ticket revenue.
He also added that if the Maha-metro gets its this status, it need not go to Pune municipal corporation and Pimpri Chinchwad municipal corporation for getting the plans approved. Now, the Maha-Metro has planned the city’s highest building at Civil Court junction. The investors will definitely ask for related permissions from PMC. To give confidence to the investors, it is necessary that the Maha-metro get special planning status.
The Maha-Metro planned to get 50 per cent share in the revenue from the building permissions along the metro corridor. Therefore it also plans to ask for one per cent stamp duty on properties from the state government
The state government has given special panning authority status to Maha-Metro in Nagpur apart from giving 50 per cent revenue share from property developed along the Metro corridors. The commercial operations of the Nagpur Metro are yet to start but the Maha-Metro has made whopping ₹108 crore non-ticket revenue in a year, said Brijesh Dixit.