Monthly Archives: May 2016

Impact of proposed Metro on Pune’s heritage

The proposed Pune Metro routes traverse through the historic landscape of the city that is rich in its heritage value. Pune has 246 listed heritage sites. There are wadas, chawls, temples and other religious sites, market buildings, bridges, educational institutes, water tanks, streetscapes and many other structures. Of these listed heritage sites there are 77 […]

National and State Heritage Laws for Heritage

It is imperative for the development plan of Pune to look at the protected areas, regulated or prohibited areas of heritage value, defined under the national and state laws for heritage, as any development in such areas needs to be done with greater caution and care so as to not disturb or damage the heritage […]

Economics of Pune Metro

Pune Metro project is by far the most expensive urban transport infrastructure development proposed in the history of Pune. In 2009 the estimated cost of the Project was INR 7,984 core (inclusive of central taxes). In August 2014 the estimates were revised and a 45% cost escalation raised the total project expense to be INR 10,869 crores. […]

Maharashtra Regional and Town Planning (MRTP) Act, 1966

World Heritage sites, National Monuments and monuments listed by the State Archaeology Department have dedicated national and state laws for protection. The local urban heritage is protected under the Maharashtra Regional and Town Planning (MRTP) Act, 1966. It is this enactment that brings within its scope, if not as primary but ancillary, the protection and preservation of heritage structures in the city […]

List of heritage buildings in MIZ

Pune’s Urban Planning Vision- A Myth

The Pune Metropolitan Region (PMR) is one of the fastest growing urban areas in one of the largest Indian State – Maharashtra. In December 2015, as per a notification by the Maharashtra Government, the area under the jurisdiction of the Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority (PMRDA) was extended to 6,616.79 square kilometres from the existing […]