Ajay Khape


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.

Fadnavis leads the party pack in defending Khadse, says he ‘will soon come out clean’
Sun, Jun 19, 2016

‘No substance in the allegations against the former revenue minister’ says Maharashtra CM

Eye on Pune Municipal Corporation, BJP brass in city to fire up cadre
Sat, Jun 18, 2016

Two-day meet of state BJP to finalise strategy for the 2017 civic polls begins today in Pune

PMC’s Water conservation proposal: Treat, recycle waste water or be ready to pay
Fri, Jun 17, 2016

New proposed rules make treatment and recycling of waste water mandatory.

Shaky wadas keep Pune on the edge
Sun, Jun 12, 2016

PMC struggles to convince residents who refuse to vacate crumbling structures despite notices.

Water pipeline project in limbo due to PMC, PCB tussle
Fri, Jun 10, 2016

The PMC recently completed the Rs 175-crore work of laying the second pipeline from the dam to Parvati water works and laid the foundation stone for Rs 110-crore work of laying the 6.5-km pipeline from Parvati to Cantonment water Works.

PMC to rope in IIT, IIM experts for Pune projects
Wed, Jun 08, 2016

“The City Transformation Unit (CTU) would act as knowledge partner to the civic administration in implementing the civic projects.

Pune: Disaster management cell puts an SOP in place
Sat, Jun 04, 2016

As the monsoon season is approaching, the Fire Brigade has geared up for speedy responses in cases of water logging, tree collapse and large scale water accumulation in areas of low elevations.

Pune: ‘Only 60% infrastructure work done’
Sat, Jun 04, 2016

Year after year, the commuters voice their concerns over potholes and inadequate cleaning of drains, and it remains to be seen how prepared the civic administration is this year to take on the challenges.

Smart solutions that didn’t click during my tenure will work now, says Nitin Kareer
Wed, Jun 01, 2016

Kareer is a Principal Secretary of the state urban development department and was recently appointed as chairman of PSCDCL by replacing municipal commissioner Kunal Kumar.

Pune Smart City firm urges state to withdraw directive that infringes upon SPV powers
Wed, Jun 01, 2016

With the Centre's directive, the PSCDCL has now urged the state to withdraw the order pertaining to powers to state high power committee to approve the public-private partnership (PPP) projects worth Rs 50 crore and above for the smart city.

As dam levels dip, every drop to count in city
Mon, May 30, 2016

Water available in four dams is 2.84 TMC this year; in 2015, water storage was 5.3 TMC during this time

PMC asked to develop new roads to divert airport-bound traffic
Sat, May 28, 2016

In a communication to the PMC, Lohegaon airport director Ajay Kumar said, around 55 lakh citizens travelled by air from the Pune airport in 2015-16, which is a 30 per cent increase from the previous year.

Upset over late invites, minister warns privilege motion against mayor, PMC commissioner
Fri, May 06, 2016

In a communication to the mayor, Shivtare alleged that the PMC has been deliberately sending him invitations late for civic functions.

PMC offers Rs 392 cr for Pune-Lonavla additional track for local train service
Tue, May 03, 2016

The proposal came through despite initial reluctance as the civic body feared it would make the investment but the revenue would go to the Indian Railways.

PMC mulls doubling of development charges for Metro rail
Fri, Apr 29, 2016

Among the various charges recovered while sanctioning building construction proposal, the PMC incurs land development charges, building construction charges as per the size of construction.

Uddhav snubs BJP govt: There was no need of rushing for power in Uttarakhand
Fri, Apr 22, 2016

The Sena chief said,"There was no need of rushing for power in Uttarakhand. If good work is done then the public would themselves give power to those efficient."