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Encroachment department is an independent department of Pune Municipal Corporation which is under control of additional municipal commissioner (Estate). There are 15 Encroachment Departmental offices in fifteen Ward offices which report to the main Encroachment department located in PMC main building, Shivaji Nagar.

Objectives :-

  • To make sure, that citizens will not face any inconvenience due to illegal construction& unauthorized hawkers on roads/ footpath.
  • To declare ‘Hawking Zones’ & ‘Non-Hawking Zones’ & rehabilitate the hawkers from ‘Non-Hawking Zones’ to ‘Hawking Zones’.
  • To make Pune City free from Traffic congestion caused by unauthorized hawkers.
  • To remove illegal encroachment and unauthorized hawkers on Footpath, Roads and Streets.
  • To keep areas like Hospitals, Railway Stations, Schools, Religious Places, Government Offices and Silent Zones free from unauthorized hawkers.
  • To give permission and supervise that temporary Pandals, Stages, etc. are erected only after prior permission and not causing any traffic congestion during festivals.

Working of this department is under the “MMC act- 1949” as given below:

  • Section 227 – To give permission to weather shed.
  • Section 231 – To Remove encroachment on roads and footpaths within PMC
  • Section 234 – To give permission to pandals during festival.
  • Section 239 – To give license to temporary storage of building material.
  • Section 438 – To release of encroachment material by applying appropriate removal charge as per rules – To auction of remaining encroached material.
  • To provide business license to eligible hawkers, to collect license fee and to keep control over it as per “The Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Act- 2014”.

Responsibilities & Services :-

  • The main function of the encroachment department is to remove encroachment on Roads / Footpath owned by Pune Municipal Corporation.
  • To supervise and control activities against illegal constructions & encroachments on roads and footpaths as per provisions of Maharashtra Municipal Corporation Act- 1949
  • To take necessary action on complaints regarding illegal constructions & encroachments on roads and footpath.
  • To provide license &identity card to eligible hawkers as per “The Street Vendors Act-2014”.
  • To construct Otta market / market in Pune for legal hawkers to carry out rehabilitation as per “The Street Vendors Act – 2014”.
  • To transfer of authorised license of stall / cart / gatai to their family member (Varasahakk).
  • To provide duplicate license to hawkers as per their demand.
  • To change business category in license as per their demand.
  • To issue temporary permission for temporary business / seasonal business during festivals as per policy.
  • To issue temporary permission for erection of pandals / stages / archesas per policy.
  • To provide necessary man power & machinery to other PMC Departments for removing illegal construction & encroachments on Government Land or Private Land.
  • To make open space available on rent basis for Maharashtra state agricultural marketing board to set up weekly market of farmer’s group.


HOD's Note

Dear Punekar,
As the head of an encroachment department I would like to convey a message
that it was established with a single goal to make sure that our city will be free from
unauthorized / illegal activities on roads and footpath, so that our citizens will not face
any inconvenience while walking on Footpath or driving on roads of our city.
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HOD Name: Shri. Madhav Jagtap

Designation: Deputy Commissioner

E-Mail id: madhav.jagtap@punecorporation.org

Mobile No: +91 9689931457

IT Nodal Officer

IT Nodal Officer Name: Smt. Kanchan Khirid

Designation: Steno Typist

E-Mail id: encroachment1@punecorporation.org

Mobile No: +91 25501392

IT Nodal Officer

IT Nodal Officer Name: Shri. Nitin Sonwane

Designation: Junior Engineer

E-Mail id: encroachment1@punecorporation.org

Mobile No: +91 9689963097

Department Information

Department Address: Encroachment / Illegal Construction Removal Department, 119, First floor, Pune Municipal Corporation main building, Shivajinagar, Pune - 05

Phone No: + 25501398

E-Mail id: encroachment1@punecorporation.org

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