"Earlier, the PMC had conducted the technical audit of 18 bridges, and taken up repair and restoration work. Now, we are in process of appointing a consultant for the audit of old bridges, flyover and ROBs that are more than 25 years old,” said PMC Chief Engineer Srinivas Bonala.
Due to the insufficient wastewater treatment capacity, non-functioning of intermediate pumping stations and non-availability of a sewerage system, the untreated sewage was finding its way to Mula-Mutha river and polluting it.
“The PMC would provide the plot and develop it as per RTO norms. There would be an agreement with RTO for sharing the revenue. The civic property would be in the custody of the PMC and would help generate revenue,” said Bonala.
The plastic has been provided by Rudra Environmental Solutions (India) Ltd (RESIL). Shirish Phadtare of RESIL said they have learnt that the performance of roads made with use of plastic has been better.
Those found committing acts such as spitting in public, urinating in non-designated places, washing clothes or utensils in non-designated places, littering in order to feed animals or birds in non-designated places, and defecating in non-designated places, would have to pay compounding charges of Rs 500.
“The animal census would have to be completed in three months and the use of tablets by enumerators would make it faster. The geo-tagging of the animal would be done,” he said, adding that the photographs of each animal can also be brought on record, but the PMC will have to take initiative for that.
The current Smart City Proposal for Pune includes transformation of around 950 acres of Aundh-Baner-Balewadi area and there are plans to extend it by 150 per cent
Murlidhar Mohol, chairperson of standing committee, said, “The civic standing committee has approved the proposal of appointing IIT-Rorkee to carry out necessary techno-commercial analysis of the proposed plant at a cost of Rs 8.26 lakh, including the Goods and Service Tax (GST).”
The PMC has been implementing 24 different schemes for the empowerment of the urban poor, backward class community as well as disabled and widows through its urban community department.
Their dream is now taking shape, thanks to Shinde and other collection agents of the Navchetna Mahila Nagri Pat Sanstha, the credit society with which the women — mostly members of self-help groups, where they made papads and pickles — held accounts.
While implementing state govt scheme to improve standard of living, PMC grapples with delays, lack of data
In an attempt to highlight the contribution of the Congress in the freedom movement, the city unit of the party is planning to mark a 75-year-old historic incident, when freedom fighter Narayan Dabhade was killed by the British during the launch of the Quit India movement.
Over 20 years ago, The Indian Express, under the banner of the Express Citizens Forum (ECF), had, for the first time, raised the issue of pandals that were being indiscriminately set up by Ganesh mandals on the congested and narrow roads of the city.
In 2006, the PMC had launched the Dr Baba Amte Disable scheme, under which disabled persons in the city will get Rs 2,000 per month to meet their needs.
In the report, tabled during the PMC’s General Body meeting on Friday, the civic administration has outlined the impact of the Urban Heat Island Effect.
“The civic body plans to have a parking management system in place... and a Parking Management Cell comprising experts would oversee all tasks related to planning, implementation and operations of such a system,” said a PMC traffic planner.
On the expenditure front, the capital expenses of the PMC has increased by over eight times, from Rs 353 crore in 2003-04 to Rs 2,926 crore in 2017-18. The priority has been on the development of roads and providing civic amenities to meet the demands of local residents.
For bringing in transparency, accountability and efficiency in civic works, the committee has urged the civic body to suggest amendments or inclusions to be made in the Maharashtra Municipal Corporation Act.
The last two decades have seen the city of Pune change beyond recognition. This is true of both visible changes — such as in population, peripheries and pollution — as well as the not-so-visible ones such as those in politics and perceptions. Pune Newsline tracks the changes the city has undergone over 20 years, to give a context to the Pune of today
Plan includes continuous access with pathways for walking, cycling; 16 new boating facilities, 20 new ghats and more eateries
It will cover waiver of general tax in property tax to all properties of deceased personnel, widows
“For almost four years, the NDS has been kept away from actions pertaining to sanitation and solid waste management. The squad was transferred to the civic anti-encroachment department...,” said Joint Municipal Commissioner Suresh Jagtap
To conserve heritage buildings in civic jurisdictions, the PMC would keep two per cent of the total development charges collected, to undertake repair and maintenance work of the structure.
Developments on the TOD route, which is to be used for both the Metro project as well as the Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS), have been stalled as permissions have not been granted for new projects.
Earlier, the MSEDCL refused to pay the charges levied by the PMC, claiming they were too high. However, the civic body has refused to lower the rates.
Rs 5,912-crore budget includes many projects promised in BJP’s election manifesto, says party leader
The scheme, which aims at providing “housing for all by 2022”, has received around 90,000 applications so far.
Plan to be drafted within 10 days, tabled in general body
A total of 1,600 tonne of waste is generated every day in Pune, of which 1,100 tonnes is being processed
Though the project was initially successful, it is now facing a challenging task — the civic body is aiming at 100 per cent door-to-door waste collection in Pune.
In a letter to Municipal Commissioner, BJP leader and Leader of the House in PMC, Srinath Bhimale, said he was shocked at the way top civic officials were found to be running away from the responsibilities.
The Pune Municipal Corporation has been struggling to tackle the city’s garbage problem. Pune Newsline zeroed in on the tall claims of the PMC about solid waste management, only to come across a harsh ground reality.
Of the four parties, MNS spent the lowest. Its total expenditure was Rs 2,00,100: Rs 1,627 per candidate
Say work affected as civic staffers not recognising them due to lack of I-cards.
Pune Traffic DCP said during duty hours traffic policemen do not have any place of shelter in the city during summer or rainy season
Civic administration says road safety audit underway, will come up with safety improvement plan