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Smart City Project: Pune plans comprehensive bicycle master plan

According to Joint chief executive officer, Pimpri-Chinchwad Smart City project, Nilkanth Poman  “We will initially get INR 192 crore over a period of three years, out of this, INR 27 crore has been sanctioned. We will take regular follow-ups on the remaining amount.”


Devdiscourse News Desk 09 Apr 2018, 10:12 AM India
Smart City Project: Pune plans comprehensive bicycle master plan
  • Of the total amount, INR 18 crore has been sanctioned by the Central Government and the rest will be contributed by the state government. (Image Credit: Facebook)

Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) received INR 27 Crore from the Centre as part of its Smart City Project to begin its tendering process of area-based development.

The Smart City Project implemented by Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation is a joint venture of  PCMC and the government of Maharashtra. As a part of the project, the first installment of INR 27 Crore will be received. Of the total amount, INR 18 crore has been sanctioned by the Central Government and the rest will be contributed by the state government.

According to Joint Chief Executive Officer, Pimpri-Chinchwad Smart City project, Nilkanth Poman  “We will initially get INR 192 crore over a period of three years, out of this, INR 27 crore has been sanctioned. We will take regular follow-ups on the remaining amount.”

Over the period of five years, INR 1000 Crore will also be given for the project. The city is moving towards to introduce ways to make the city more environment-friendly. under the plan PMC, a comprehensive bicycle master plan is being implemented.  For the comprehensive bicycle master plan, a track of 470 km is being constructed; four private players have been given the responsibility of making this plan a success.

Zoomcar PEDL, Chinese company Ofo, Yulu and start-up Mobycy have also launched a bicycle sharing app, the response of which has been overwhelming. Rajarshi Sahai, Director of Public Policy & Communications, Ofo, says” station-free bike-sharing has come as a shot in the arm for urban transport across the world and Pune is likely to have no different an experience. “In fact, Pune’s approach to have global bicycle-sharing operators bring in the bicycles while the city builds infrastructure and parking is an example of role clarity for public and private sectors.”