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Tough task ahead for PMC: Prepare plan
Fri, Aug 28, 2015

The SCP will be based on models defined – city improvement (retrofitting), city renewal (redevelopment) and city extension (greenfield development).

Civic school in controversial building caught in a name game
Wed, Aug 26, 2015

After getting the possession of the building, the PMC started a civic school there and passed a resolution naming the school after Swami Vivekanand and accordingly put a board outside the building.

Demarcate area for wastepickers, SWACH urges civic administration
Wed, Aug 19, 2015

At present, there are as many as 2,300 wastepickers affiliated to SWACH who collect waste from 4.08 lakh properties in the city.

A year on, PMC clueless about its report to make Pune ‘women sensitive city’
Sat, Aug 15, 2015

Nazirkar, however, said the UCD department was already implementing various schemes for women empowerment.

PMC to identify wi-fi spots, lease them to pvt telecom companies
Fri, Aug 14, 2015

“The civic body will identify spots mostly where people gather in large number or hang out. Private telecom companies can opt for spots by paying the necessary fee to the civic body,” Kumar said.

Amid dry days, PMC awaits irrigation dept nod for water supply cuts in Pune
Wed, Aug 12, 2015

At present, the PMC supplies around 15 TMC of water to meet the demands of the city while the state government has officially allocated 11.5 TMC.

FTII set to lose part of its green cover to construction
Wed, Aug 05, 2015

Civic officials had visited the site where the trees are proposed be cut and that the recommendations of administration would also be presented before the authority at the meeting.

In bid for smart city tag for Pune, PMC to redesign its logo, letterheads, envelopes
Thu, Jul 16, 2015

There will also be an information folder about the PMC, which would be prepared for promoting the city in various sectors including tourism.

LBT abolition: State govt keeps civic bodies guessing
Thu, Jul 16, 2015

Presenting the BJP-Shiv Sena government’s first budget for 2015-2016, Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar had announced that the government intended to abolish LBT, which was introduced in April 2013.

PMC to offer land for mobile towers to cut its LBT losses
Wed, Jul 08, 2015

Last year, the PMC’s general body meeting approved use of civic property for installing mobile towers, after which 394 locations have been identified.

Civic body initiatives give Pune a head start
Sat, Jul 04, 2015

The PMC is already working on ways to improve its website and adopt online services in the civic body.

Civic body initiatives give Pune a head start
Fri, Jul 03, 2015

Amitav Mallik of the Pune International Centre said Pune should not wait for the approval of the union government to establish itself as a smart city.

PMC ready, corporators set for a pay hike
Wed, Jul 01, 2015

State govt seeks civic body’s view on raising honorarium, PMC says no problem.

PMC gears up to pull down buildings in Lohegaon
Mon, Jun 22, 2015

Civic chief to meet corporators, departments to plan action on structures constructed within 1,000 yards of Air Force station.

Waste Management: PM shows interest in PMC initiatives to keep city ‘clean’
Tue, Jun 16, 2015

NITI Aayog officials visit city to study the civic body’s practices, municipal commissioner says presentation to PM scheduled.

Now, BRTS set for July-August take off
Mon, Jun 15, 2015

While the project on Nagar-Alandi route is set for August 1 launch; trial run on Aundh-Ravet route likely by July 15

PMC to rope in staff from civic depts, schools for July 4 survey
Fri, Jun 05, 2015

The survey will be carried out on July 4 between 7 am and 7 pm.

Eye on 2017 civic polls, NCP prepares its report card for PMC
Thu, Jun 04, 2015

The NCP is the single largest party in the PMC. It had joined hands with Congress to retain power after the 2012 civic polls.

PMC works on disaster management plan for city zoo
Tue, Jun 02, 2015

PMC’s disaster management officer Ganesh Sonune said the civic administration had already prepared a disaster management plan for the city, which is updated every year.

For property tax rebate, vermiculture pips water harvesting
Wed, May 27, 2015

Use of solar energy found a better response, with 3,271 new properties adopting it in 2014-15 as against the 3,105 new properties in previous year.

Kolhapur: Cong’s abnormal mentality behind opposition to land law, says Nitin Gadkari
Mon, May 25, 2015

No more touts in governance, we are servants of public: Fadnavis

Shah, Fadnavis take a swipe at ally Sena
Sun, May 24, 2015

Party chief says those talking about BJP should realise its strength; Fadnavis says breaking up with Sena helped.

Kolhapur Meeting: Modi gave corruption-free governance, says Amit Shah
Sun, May 24, 2015

‘Regardless of Opposition criticism, the party satisfied with Modi government’.

Javadekar backs bullock cart race, Nagpanchami
Sun, May 24, 2015

Javadekar said there are objections to Nagpanchami, an age-old festival, at Shirala where snakes are worshipped.

Cars for Mayor and his deputy: Rs 23 lakh to be diverted
Fri, May 22, 2015

In November last year, standing committee had approved the diversion of Rs 30 lakh for the purchase of new cars.

Minister seeks cancellation of deputation of top civic official
Fri, May 15, 2015

n a communication to the PMC, the state urban development department headed by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has directed the municipal commissioner to respond to the complaint by the minister.

Unable to maintain it, PMC offers its CCTV network to state govt
Thu, May 14, 2015

The state government has undertaken the project of setting up the CCTV network.

2017 civic polls: For delimitation of wards, PMC bets big on Google map
Wed, May 13, 2015

Number of wards will go up from 152 to 160 with the proposed merger of 34 villages.

Civic Projects: New computerised system to now help issue TDR in 111 days
Mon, May 11, 2015

The process of issuing a TDR at present takes a minimum of a year.

Civic amenities: NCP, BJP go all-out to catch public eye
Mon, May 04, 2015

Both parties are working on several initiatives on issues such as the condition of roads as well as sanitation.

Panchayat rues delay: No progress on garbage units irks villagers
Thu, Apr 30, 2015

The delay will again lead to overshooting of the 9-month deadline set in Jan to allow dumping at the landfill site.

53% structures in Pune not quake-resistant: PMC report
Tue, Apr 28, 2015

IWDMP prepared in 2012 says city is in seismic zone III & could experience quakes of magnitude 7 on Richter scale.

Eye on 100, PMC to opt for credit rating exercise
Sat, Apr 25, 2015

The objective of the rating is to make a report of the financial status of the civic body.

Govt steps in with priority plan, Sinhagad to sport a new look
Wed, Apr 15, 2015

Earlier efforts falling flat was attributed to lack of coordination between various departments.

People’s say in civic works takes a hit
Sat, Apr 11, 2015

PMC slashes allocation under participatory budget scheme, activists slam the civic body

Centre praise may prod corporators to extend SWACH
Sat, Apr 04, 2015

The SWACH initiative was started in 2007 after the waste-pickers in the city came together.