Land valuation for all 86 villages for the proposed 173.7km Pune ring road would be speeded up in the next two to three months, Pune collector Rajesh Deshmukh said.
With weekly meetings being held, the project is on fast track, he said after the weekly ring road meeting.
The administration plans to start with valuation of villages in Maval and Mulshi on the western part, and then carry out the same on the eastern part, he said.
The Pune ring road is being developed in two parts -east and west of 68km and 105km length, respectively.
Valuation for some villages in Maval was completed last week and the remaining will be carried out at the earliest, land acquisition officers said. The ready reckoner rate and property transactions in the area are being considered for fixing land acquisition rate for private land for the project, stated officials
The state had allocated Rs.1,500 cr last week towards land acquisition for the project. In all, 1,900 hectares of land will be acquired for the entire ring road.
Pune collector said that the amount will be deposited soon to speed up valuation.
In the first phase, the ring road will pass through Maval, Mulshi, Haveli and Bhor talukas followed by Khed and Purandar talukas in the eastern part. A total of 86 villages have been marked for land acquisition for the proposed project that is slated to decongest the city areas of highway traffic.
Private land has been acquired from 83 villages, while land in the rest 3 villages is purely government land, stated MSRDC sources. The MSRDC has undertaken the ring road work to reduce traffic congestion in Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad. The eastern ring road from Urse to Kelwade will pass through Maval, Khed, Haveli, Purandar, and Bhor talukas.