Pune housing society opposes proposed bus route

A co-operative Housing Society on Airport Road near Lohegaon in Pune has opposed the proposed bus route as it passes through their society.

Written by NitinPatil | Pune | Published:March 9, 2009 10:48 am

A co-operative Housing Society on Airport Road near Lohegaon in Pune has opposed the proposed bus route as it passes through their society. Members of this Jay Prakash Nagar Housing Society have objected to the proposed bus route saying it will be a nuisance to their society and that the road is not suitable for bus travel. They have alleged that the local corporator has altered the previous plan to save his private property . The society members have threatened to move the court if the civic body fails to take action.

Much to the disappointment of the society members,the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) authorities have not done anything so far,even though the members have brought the matter to their notice,including civic Chief Commissioner Praveensinh Pardeshi.

Chairman of the housing society Pravin Patil said,”We have informed the PMC about the objection raised by us. The proposed bus route cuts across our society land. The proposed route from 509 chowk to Dhanori and Lohegaon passing the society also has temple on the turning point. There are three sharp turns in the society touching private residential properties.”

He added,”Actually,the Air Force authorities had given approval to another bus route cutting through the defence land instead of our society land. This route is more convenient causing fewer problems. Moreover,the same route has been approved by the Town Planning department and the Air Force has given its no-objection certificate and had even shown willingness to provide funds for the same,”

The society members have alleged that despite this,the civic body had joined hands with the corporator Sunil Tingare of the NCP,as the first proposed route goes through his property. “Engineers from the civic department had already surveyed the society land,despite our objection,” society members said.

Corporator Tingare was not available for comments.

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