Waterfront development of Pavana and Indrayani rivers planned

PIMPRI CHINCHWAD: A plan for the development and rejuvenation of the Pavana and Indrayani rivers passing through Pimpri Chinchwad is in the offing.
While it will take a year for the private consultant to prepare a feasibility study for both the rivers, the actual implementation of the planned works will start in five years. The environment department of the Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation has invited bids from private consultants.

The feasibility study will include surveys and satellite images would be taken after which a base map and a detailed project report will be prepared.

The consultant would have to prepare presentations through 3D walkthroughs, and include river development concepts such as heritage conservation, cultural use, greenery, beautification, and landscaping depending on the characteristics of the rivers.

Former municipal commissioner Dinesh Waghmare while presenting the annual budget for 2017-18, said the Pavana river front development project has been listed in the Smart City project.

Pimpri Chinchwad has been included in the Smart City list last December just before the municipal elections. Waghmare said in the initial phase, Rs 150 crore has been allocated for riverfront development, which will include landscaping, plantation of trees along the river banks, jogging and cycle tracks.....Read more


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