Ajay Khape


Mayor Prashant Jagtap turns to his own kitty to develop his new panel, other corporators call it ‘strategic’ move
Fri, Oct 14, 2016

Corporators cry foul, say ‘mayor should have given funds for development much earlier’.

Pune: Electoral panel name change sought to include religious places, famous spots
Wed, Oct 12, 2016

The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) made public the delimitation of electoral panels on October 10 for the upcoming civic polls while seeking suggestions and objections by October 25.

Pune civic polls: Mayor, top leaders in a tight race
Sun, Oct 09, 2016

The draw for the reservation of seats in different categories for the 2017 Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) elections was held Friday.

Change in reservation, boundaries in PMC will trigger defections, say leaders
Sat, Oct 08, 2016

A total of 162 corporators have to be elected for the new general body in PMC.

Not a smart move: PMC e-newsletter disappears into thin air
Wed, Oct 05, 2016

PMC was ranked 2nd in smart city contest and the first anniversary of launch of Smart City Mission was also held in the city and attended by the PM.

Pune Municipal Corporation launches Open Data portal with free real-time data access
Fri, Sep 30, 2016

The Pune Data Store endorses Union Government’s Open Government Data platform... The site would provide data sets to help understand the city and develop solution to Pune’s problems.

PMC works on road safety plan, will rope in pvt party
Wed, Sep 28, 2016

“The objective is to check the number of accidents taking place on city’s roads. We will first implement the plan for roads that are at least 12 metres wide,” said Rajendra Raut, from PMC.

Pune Municipal Corporation’s plan to install 6 lakh water meters meets a cold response
Tue, Sep 27, 2016

The deadline was first extended till September 21, but the PMC received only one tender and therefore, it had to extend it till October 3.

PMC’s green measures boomerang: Immersion vessels turn breeding sites
Sat, Sep 24, 2016

Civic body sends out staff to each and every housing society to keep a check on water stagnation.

7 months on, Pune Municipal Corporation says can’t pay victims’ kin despite resolution
Tue, Sep 20, 2016

Seven months after the elected representatives in PMC decided to grant Rs one lakh to each of the families of the 14 students who had drowned at Murud beach in Raigad district

PMC drive works: Fewer Ganesh immersions in Mutha river
Sat, Sep 17, 2016

the number of idols immersed across the city went up from 3,52,900 last year to 3,53,889 this year.

Pune: Ahead of civic polls, parties woo Ganesh mandals with promises to push loudspeaker demand
Sat, Sep 10, 2016

Guardian Minister Girish Bapat said CM Fadnavis had assured of issuing new notification on allowing loudspeakers till midnight. Maharashtra government would allow it for five days in Ganesh festival.

Leaders recall Sushilkumar Shinde’s struggle, Pranab Mukherjee felicitates him on his 75th birthday
Mon, Sep 05, 2016

Governor C Vidyasagar Rao said Shinde rose through ranks as he has exceptional qualities of working with no bitterness against anyone.

2017 PMC polls: Parties wait for electoral panel delimitation draft to plan strategies
Sat, Sep 03, 2016

The number of corporators to be elected from PMC has increased from 152 to 162.

Now, CCTVs to keep a watch over 310 PMC schools
Fri, Sep 02, 2016

"The parents of the students will be relieved by the initiative of installing CCTVs in civic schools at all locations, wherever required,” said Vasanti Kakade, chairperson of the Pune Education Board.

Housing societies in Pune cry foul as donation demands go up
Fri, Aug 26, 2016

In Manikbaug, residents of Sunder Park society were taken aback when a mandal sought a donation of Rs 5,000 for the celebrations to set up a dhol tasha troupe.

A revamped Lal Mahal to open its new door to visitors in Pune
Wed, Aug 24, 2016

The Lal Mahal is among the famous monuments in the city and the present structure is a reconstruction of the original Lal Mahal that was ruined and razed in the 17th century.

PMC plans project to promote ‘bird world’
Thu, Aug 18, 2016

Pashan lake area, Mula-Mutha riverside near Yerawada and Taljai hill in Parvati are hot spots.

Maharashtra seeks advice on increasing mayor’s entertainment allowance
Fri, Aug 12, 2016

The state has divided the municipal corporations in various categories based on the revenue collections.

PMC in fix over property tax discounts to IT firms set up between 2010 and 2015
Thu, Aug 11, 2016

The civic administration has tabled a proposal in the standing committee to take a decision on properties of IT and ITES that came up after 2010.

Pune to now go wi-fi, agency to kickstart smart projects
Tue, Aug 09, 2016

Smart parking, panic button, public address system, environmental sensors on the cards

PMC clueless about age of two major bridges
Sun, Aug 07, 2016

In 2014, the PMC had carried out the structural audit of the bridges on Mutha river in its jurisdiction through a private agency.

Environment Status Report: More vehicles on Pune roads, pollution levels continue to rise
Sat, Jul 30, 2016

On the overall assessment in Environment Status Report (ESR), 2015-16, the index has slightly decreased in PMC despite the conservation efforts.

PMC launches pension scheme for widows, destitute women
Wed, Jul 27, 2016

A total of Rs 600 per month under the two schemes are provided as pension to eligible women through the collector’s office.

Pune Municipal Corporation panel had warned roads would crumble during rains
Sun, Jul 24, 2016

Various guidelines were issued by the Pune Municipal Corporation committee to improve the deteriorating road conditions in the city.

Pune Municipal Corporation proposes reservation of commercial properties for disabled
Thu, Jul 21, 2016

The PMC has decided to reserve 50 per cent of the properties in any commercial complex owned by it for citizens of various categories.

Curbing noise pollution: PMC to map silence zones, cops to have sound meters
Thu, Jul 14, 2016

Significantly, the civic body would be giving sound meters to police to initiate action against offenders.

Pune: Now, property tax waiver for widows of ex-servicemen
Wed, Jul 06, 2016

It also clarified that the decision would be applicable for only one property even if it is jointly owned with any member of the family.

Beautifying the Mutha: Squad for river protection in place, PMC depts not ready to supervise it
Sun, Jul 03, 2016

While the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has embarked upon the ambitious project of beautification of the River Mutha—one of the most polluted rivers— and set a  patrolling squad in place to  protect the river, the dedicated squad of 17 ex-servicemen  is struggling for its own  sustenance with no civic  department ready to take  the responsibility of […]

PMC plans state’s ‘tallest’ flagpole at Katraj lake
Thu, Jun 30, 2016

He said that the flagpost would be a major tourist attraction along with Katraj lake and Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park in the area.

PM Modi laments shifting of IPL matches out of Maharashtra
Sun, Jun 26, 2016

“The media created the controversy and everyone believed that if there is no cricket match, there would be no use of water in the stadiums,” Modi said.

Pune: After CM steps in, NCP agrees to send mayor to attend PM function
Sat, Jun 25, 2016

Earlier, NCP, Congress, MNS and Shiv Sena had decided to boycott the function.

After Maharashtra CM steps in, NCP agrees to send mayor to attend PM function
Sat, Jun 25, 2016

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis intervened Friday evening to defuse the situation after which the mayor was given a green signal by his party NCP to attend the function.

Pune to showcase multi-modal transit hub, designer streets to celebrate first anniversary of the smart city project
Fri, Jun 24, 2016

These announcements come on the eve of the launch of “How to Make Your City Smart” competition to be announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 25, in Pune.

Maharashtra civic polls: Should go it alone in civic elections, say BJP workers
Mon, Jun 20, 2016

In the state BJP executive committee meeting that concluded on Sunday, some leaders, while passing the resolution, sought inclusion of the workers’ demand to independently contest civic polls.

Maharashtra polls: Venkaiah Naidu calls upon state BJP, Sena leaders for restraint
Sun, Jun 19, 2016

Shiv Sena is the oldest alliance partner of the BJP and existed from the days of late Sena supremo Balasaheb Thackeray, says Naidu.