First village to merge with Pune city soon

May 17, 2013, 02:42 IST | Priyankka Deshpande

The process of merger of Yewalewadi village under Pune Municipal Corporation's limit would be kicked off after May 18 once the meeting between Pune Municipal Commissioner and Zilla Parishad Chief Executive Officer is over on May 18.

This adjoining village of Kondhwa Budruk would then become the first village to be included in PMC’s limit after the state government’s decision last year of merging as many as 28 nearby villages of the city under PMC’s limit. 

“Once the village is merged with PMC, all the assets, records and property of the village would hand over to PMC by the Gram Panchayat,” said Block Development Officer of Haveli Taluka, Chandrakant Waghmare. Yewalewadi is a rapidly developing area, whose population has doubled according to the 2011 census. According to 2001 census the total population of Yewalewadi was 4,500 which has gone up to ten thousand according to the 2011 census.

“The PMC has already provided water supply to the village as it is mandatory for any Municipal Corporation to supply water to villages which are located in the 5 kilometre limit of the corporation,” said Waghmare. The thirteen employees of the Gram Panchayat will work as PMC employees after the merger of Yewalewadi in PMC. 

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