By Accommodation Times News Services
Pune city is on verge of development and growth as two major proposals for the city are been planned by the government. Recently, Pune’s Mayor Dattatraya Dhankawade has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting him to include Pune among the 100 cities the union government is planning to convert into smart cities, so that its development into a well-planned metropolis of the future is accelerated.
Also Shri Devendra Fadnavis the new Chief Minister of Maharashtra had said that he aims to make Pune as IT capital of the country, as the city is sprawling with IT industries and IT parks. The city has more than 2,000 IT companies and over more than 2 lakh employees working with them.
This can be a major boost for the real estate market of the city, as this will attract not only attract more housing demand, but also will attract investment in residential and commercial sector.
Mayor Dattatraya elaborating over his plans said, “The city has multiple traits making it probably the most unique city in the country with engines of growth like core industry, defence, education, IT and ITES in addition to being the culture capital of the state. As mayor, it is my request to include Pune in the 100 smart cities the union government would be building.”
Pune was among the 63 cities selected to implement the national urban renewal mission, Dhankawade reminded, adding that many projects in water supply, transportation, basic services for urban poor, river development have been successfully implemented.
“There is growing demand for upgrading infrastructure and creating new infrastructure,” the mayor said adding that enhancing economic and employment activities and addressing transport, energy, healthcare, water and waste management issues can ease some pressure on city from influx of people.
“I feel major strides should be made to convert the city into a paperless city via E-governance and create a new benchmark of physical infrastructure integrated through use of technology,” Dhankawade said.