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
Civic body had earlier told NGT: science graduates preferred for crucial panel
PMC to table the proposal for formation of the committee at the general body meeting today
Four national highways pass through Pune, which include the Old Pune-Mumbai Road, Mumbai-Banglore bypass, Pune-Solapur Road and the Pune-Satara Road.
The proposed budget 2017-18, saw a provision of Rs 8.04 crore the works suggested by residents
The committee is crucial as it takes decisions on proposals to cut trees in the civic jurisdiction.
The selection of Tilak by the BJP, over other candidates, also sends a clear message about the party rewarding loyalists, while newcomers have to wait and prove themselves.
Of the 162 seats, 97 were won by BJP candidates, 39 by NCP, 10 by Shiv Sena, nine by Congress, two by MNS, one by AIMIM and four by Independent candidates.
PMC poll chief says will look into ward figures, PCMC chief says complainants should approach High Court
This time, the PMC general body will comprise 84 women and 78 men corporators.
The party managed to attract sitting corporators from NCP, MNS and Congress.
Several women corporators are in the running for the top post.
Dhanraj Ghogre — former constable from State Reserve Police Force (SRPF) Group 1— won his very first election on a BJP ticket in an NCP- Congress-dominated stronghold of Wanowrie Panel 25.
How Dhangekar, Bidkar won the battle
The BJP won 98 of the 162 seats in the PMC, managing a near-majority.
A marginal increase in the voter turnout in the PMC election has raised morale in the NCP camp, and the party is hopeful about retaining power in the civic body.
The PMC had declared freebies to motivate voters to exercise their right and had also under taken a public awareness drive through all possible mass mediums.
The NCP has been in power in PMC since 2007 after emerging as the single largest party by dislodging the power of Congress
In 2012 civic elections, two mayors of NCP in the previous tenure —Rajlaxmi Bhosale and Mohansingh Rajpal— faced a shocking defeat.
The four-ward panel system has made the contest an interesting one.
NCP corporator Subhash Jagtap has been elected to PMC for five times consecutively and would be contesting for the sixth term.
The State Election Commission, in a bid to avoid crowds at poll booths, has decided to allow only one polling agent for each party, irrespective of the number of candidates.
Poll officer says will reach out to maximum voters to avoid confusion
On Metro rail, Smart City Mission, traffic, transport and pollution, both parties seem to have similar agenda
The Maharashtra state government, led by the Congress-NCP alliance in 2011, had passed a legislation increasing the reservation for women from 33 per cent to 50 per cent seats in the civic body.
With Rs 109 crore, BJP corporator Yogesh Mulik among richest candidates
After the EC asked candidates to declare their assets, an analysis of the affidavits shows four city mayors (from NCP) have become richer in the last five yrs
BJP gives pledge of good governance, NCP says BJP has done nothing for city
A total of 2,665 nominations were filed by candidates for 162 seats in 41 electoral panels of PMC with 2,215 nominations filed on Friday.
A total of 20,000 staff is required for the election duty in PMC and the civic administration had roped in staff from various government offices and banks.
SEC changes rule, aims to make process more transparent.
The SEC has asked candidates to declare the details of assets they owned during the last contested election, along with details of their existing assets.
The government has made it mandatory for only small tenements, between minimum 270 square feet and maximum 1300 square feet built-up area, to be constructed in these buildings.
Pune city units are worried about the possible impact of seeking votes for two different symbols in case of such tie-ups, creating confusion among voters
The Congress is facing a similar situation, as many senior party corporators are not ready to stay away from the PMC elections.
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