Ajay Khape


Mayoral race hots up as multiple NCP hopefuls stake claim for Pune’s top post
Tue, Feb 09, 2016

Dhankawade stepped down to make way for another corporator of the party to hold the position as per the arrangement made by his party NCP.

No allocation for 34 villages proposed to merge with PMC
Thu, Feb 04, 2016

BJP-Sena govt unlikely to give go-ahead keeping in mind 2017 civic elections

PMC woos M S Dhoni as brand ambassador
Sat, Jan 30, 2016

“We have written to cricketer MS Dhoni to be brand ambassador of Smart Pune. The reply is awaited,” said municipal commissioner Kunal Kumar.

Pune’s smart city dream sees light: No 2. on list, upbeat PMC vows to think, act smart
Fri, Jan 29, 2016

To put 200 professionals on task to implement smart city; form special purpose vehicle

Pune’s smart city dream sees light: Infrastructure, civic facilities key focus
Fri, Jan 29, 2016

PMC promises smart public transport system, better roads, 24x7 water supply.

Tea party: PMC office-bearers’ cup of joy overflows
Thu, Jan 28, 2016

Over 25% hike in ‘tea allowance’ and ‘voluntary expenditure’ of mayor, deputy mayor and others in draft budget.

PMC’s draft budget likely to slash funds of corporators
Sat, Jan 23, 2016

The PMC will have to explore new revenue sources and at the same time cut down the expenditure of other schemes.

Villagers see red over Pune Municipal Corporation’s sewage water project
Fri, Jan 22, 2016

Claim groundwater getting polluted due to untreated water release, seek RO plant

Pune Municipal Corporation to prepare tourism master plan
Thu, Jan 21, 2016

Aims to boost infra, marketing, transport, cultural activities; introduce city’s rich biodiversity.

Pune: ‘Dark’ side of the city is a nightmare
Sun, Jan 17, 2016

The PMC, which manages the streetlights in the city, has clearly failed to identify locations that need to have lights during night hours.

Civic polls 2017: Devendra Fadnavis’s panel formula baffles aspirants
Sat, Jan 09, 2016

Government favours panel system but has told the Bombay High Court that it prefers ward-wise poll; aspirants seek quick clarity.

Rambo Circus may not get Mutha river nod
Wed, Dec 30, 2015

Citing NGT order & state govt regulations, irrigation dept scuttle plans of 25th year celebrations.

Corporator gets a taste of PMC red tape, writes to civic chief
Sat, Dec 26, 2015

Had to make five rounds of PMC office for getting a birth certificate for her granddaughter, wants process changed.

NCP, Cong, MNS put Pune smart city plan on hold
Thu, Dec 10, 2015

The deadline to submit the plan being on December 15, this has severely hampered the chances of the city to make it in the first phase.

Big canvas, but exclusion of three cantonments a ‘big setback’
Wed, Dec 09, 2015

"This will ensure more natural resources like water within the PMRDA region and land for planning development,” said Mahesh Zagade, commissioner of PMRDA.

A first: PMC recovers honorarium from disqualified corporators
Fri, Dec 04, 2015

The PMC pays honorarium of Rs 7,500 per month to each of the 157 elected representatives.

PMC ready with Rs 3,480-crore smart city plan for Pune
Thu, Dec 03, 2015

Once selected, PMC will get Rs 500 crore as seed money from Centre, proposes to raise the rest through loans, user charges, tax or cess

After 4th revision, Pune Metro project cost goes up by 45 pc
Sat, Nov 28, 2015

Delay in implementation has increased cost from Rs 7,984 cr in 2009 to Rs 11,522 cr in 2015; Route length on Vanaz to Ramwadi corridor has been reduced by 260 m

PMC bypoll: Congress victory silences BJP, Sena in city
Tue, Nov 03, 2015

AIMIM garners 1,584 votes in its first election.

Smart city: Union joint secy to meet political leaders today, discuss problems
Fri, Dec 25, 2015

The PMC officer said the civic administration has been criticised by elected representatives over its implementation of smart city mission.

Buzz about a new mayor as NCP gears up for 2017 civic polls
Sun, Oct 25, 2015

The ruling party in PMC, alarmed by BJP’s success in the city in Lok Sabha and Assembly polls, doesn’t seem to be happy with the current mayor.

Govt seeks reply from PMC for not marking Annabhau Sathe’s birth anniversary
Thu, Oct 22, 2015

The civic administration said it was a low-key celebration due to mourning declared by the Union government following the death of former President APJ Abdul Kalam.

Civic body’s latest worry: Growth of water hyacinth
Thu, Oct 15, 2015

PMC steps up measures to prevent it and tackle mosquito menace.

Recession continues to grip sector
Sun, Oct 11, 2015

Going by the figures, the PMC gave 3,866 building permissions in 2014-15 which is lowest in the last eight years.

PMC set to start Kondhwa slaughter house
Sat, Oct 03, 2015

Facility shut since it was modernised in 2008.

Pune Municipal Corporation to increase oversight on participatory budget
Sat, Sep 26, 2015

The PMC allocated at most Rs 50 lakh in each of the 76 electoral panels while making a budgetary provision of Rs 38 crore.

PMC to undertake Rs 935-crore project to resolve water crisis
Thu, Sep 24, 2015

To resolve its water woes, the PMC has prepared a master plan with an estimated cost of Rs 2,800 crore.

PMC’s smart city survey leaves Puneites confused, Commissioner says will address concerns
Wed, Sep 23, 2015

At the ground level, though, the survey is found to be riddled with chaos and confusion.

Fadnavis, Javadekar keep away, but Kalmadi reads out PM’s best wishes for Pune Festival
Sat, Sep 19, 2015

Kalmadi read out a letter from Prime Minister Narendra Modi giving best wishes for the festival.

After BMC, PMC to pull up erring mandals for illegal, oversize Ganesh pandals
Fri, Sep 18, 2015

Civic admn to undertake a special anti-encroachment drive on roads to ensure smooth flow of traffic.

BJP bigwigs on top of Kalmadi’s guest list for Pune Festival this year
Wed, Sep 16, 2015

Among the various cultural events, the inaugural function is also going to have a show of yoga and malkhamb this year.

PMC puts curbs on pandals, mandals
Sun, Sep 13, 2015

Earlier, all political parties in civic body had opposed any such restrictions

Water cut decision not delayed, says Girish Bapat
Sat, Sep 05, 2015

Last month, the PMC administration was prepared to introduce water supply cuts, but the canal committee chaired by the guardian minister deferred the decision.

After infrastructure, PMC looks for consultants to improve finances
Fri, Sep 04, 2015

The PMC is now looking at appointing consultants to advise the administration in ways to improve their financial status.

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.