PMRDA to submit report
In the monsoon assembly session held in August, State environment minister Ramdas Kadam had given PMRDA three months’ time to submit the report.
Government sources said the report is likely to be discussed in the winter session of the legislative assembly.
According to sources, the report has reiterated various issues that have already been highlighted earlier by the environment department, which includes lack of master plan for the hill station and violation of construction norms on hill slopes.
According to sources, the report has pointed out that Lavasa Corporation had not readied a master plan as per the Hill Station Policy (1996) and all the permissions were given on the basis of regional plan. The report has questioned why the hill station policy was not followed by the corporation.
The report pointed out that though the corporation received approval in 2001, no master plan has been prepared so far.
Besides the master plan, the construction on hill slopes and on 141 hectares of land leased by Maharashtra Krishna Valley Development Corporation (MKVDC) without necessary permission also find mention in the report, according to sources.