Aundh, Baner and Balewadi areas added under Pune Smart City mission
New areas such as Aundh, Baner and Balewadi have been added under the `area development’ section of the Pune Smart Cities Mission project. The project area would be increased to nearly 2,500 acres from the present 950 acres.
The Pune Smart City Development Corporation Limited (PSDCL) board recently approved the expansion proposal, which stated that more citizens could avail of the benefits under the project. Officials from PSDCL said the current area of work is 950 acres and that funds to the tune of Rs 2,200 crore would be used to implement various projects.
“The expansion is being done to ensure that uniformity of the project is maintained. Additional funds will be made available for the project,” said Mayor Mukta Tilak. She said more citizens from surrounding areas stand to benefit from the mission. The expansion has been made following the demands made by local residents and leaders.