Civic body allocates 112 flats under BSUP project in Warje


PUNE: The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) recently allocated 112 flats constructed under the Basic Services to Urban Poor (BSUP) to the project-affected people.

The Centre had approved 20,528 tenements for the urban poor under the BSUP. However, the PMC has, so far, managed to construct only 2,294 tenements while the construction of 3,474 tenements is on. There has been no progress on plans to construct another 14,760 tenements.

The state has asked the civic body to submit a report explaining the status of its plan, which was to construct all the tenements by March 2012.

Municipal commissioner Mahesh Pathak on Monday said, “The PMC has allocated 112 flats in Warje scheme to those affected by road construction and nullahs. The PMC will complete the remaining allocation and construction on priority.”


The state and central governments had recently warned the PMC that if it fails to step up efforts to complete projects under the BSUP, then funds meant for Pune will be diverted to other cities. Secretary of the ministry of housing and urban poverty alleviation ( HUPA), who was in Pune recently, had expressed dissatisfaction with the civic body’s handling of the BSUP projects.