Ajay Khape

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PMC begins survey to finalise new parking policy, to set up panel with experts
Fri, Jul 14, 2017

“The civic body plans to have a parking management system in place... and a Parking Management Cell comprising experts would oversee all tasks related to planning, implementation and operations of such a system,” said a PMC traffic planner.

PMC strides ahead with ‘smart’ plans, but not-so-smart management
Wed, Jul 12, 2017

On the expenditure front, the capital expenses of the PMC has increased by over eight times, from Rs 353 crore in 2003-04 to Rs 2,926 crore in 2017-18. The priority has been on the development of roads and providing civic amenities to meet the demands of local residents.

New rules for civic body: Govt panel asks PMC for suggestions on making civic body more efficient
Fri, Jul 07, 2017

For bringing in transparency, accountability and efficiency in civic works, the committee has urged the civic body to suggest amendments or inclusions to be made in the Maharashtra Municipal Corporation Act.

The changing political map of Pune: From Cong to NCP to BJP; clock stops, lotus blooms
Thu, Jul 06, 2017

The last two decades have seen the city of Pune change beyond recognition. This is true of both visible changes — such as in population, peripheries and pollution — as well as the not-so-visible ones such as those in politics and perceptions. Pune Newsline tracks the changes the city has undergone over 20 years, to give a context to the Pune of today

PMC ready with Rs 2,618 crore river beautification plan
Wed, Jul 05, 2017

Plan includes continuous access with pathways for walking, cycling; 16 new boating facilities, 20 new ghats and more eateries

Tax waiver expanded for families of deceased defence personnel
Sat, Jun 17, 2017

It will cover waiver of general tax in property tax to all properties of deceased personnel, widows

Pune Municipal Corporation nuisance detection squad defunct, anti-spitting law yet to see light of day
Thu, Jun 15, 2017

“For almost four years, the NDS has been kept away from actions pertaining to sanitation and solid waste management. The squad was transferred to the civic anti-encroachment department...,” said Joint Municipal Commissioner Suresh Jagtap

Pune Municipal Corporation sets up 5 special funds to keep urban projects rolling
Wed, Jun 07, 2017

To conserve heritage buildings in civic jurisdictions, the PMC would keep two per cent of the total development charges collected, to undertake repair and maintenance work of the structure.

Maharashtra yet to finalise Premium FSI rate, real estate on TOD route stalled
Thu, Jun 01, 2017

Developments on the TOD route, which is to be used for both the Metro project as well as the Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS), have been stalled as permissions have not been granted for new projects.

Pune: After row over PMC charges, MSEDCL offers to reinstate roads on its own
Fri, May 26, 2017

Earlier, the MSEDCL refused to pay the charges levied by the PMC, claiming they were too high. However, the civic body has refused to lower the rates.

In BJP’s first PMC budget: Cow shelter, yoga centres, health schemes named after leaders
Fri, May 12, 2017

Rs 5,912-crore budget includes many projects promised in BJP’s election manifesto, says party leader

‘Housing for all by 2022’: PMC to appoint consultant for housing scheme
Thu, May 11, 2017

The scheme, which aims at providing “housing for all by 2022”, has received around 90,000 applications so far.

PMC to draft plan on waste management till 2025
Tue, May 09, 2017

Plan to be drafted within 10 days, tabled in general body

As garbage piles up in parts of city, PMC, state govt yet to find land for waste processing plants
Sat, May 06, 2017

A total of 1,600 tonne of waste is generated every day in Pune, of which 1,100 tonnes is being processed

PMC initiative to rid city of garbage containers faces tough challenge
Fri, May 05, 2017

Though the project was initially successful, it is now facing a challenging task — the civic body is aiming at 100 per cent door-to-door waste collection in Pune.

In absence of chief, Pune Municipal Corporation officers ‘running away from duty’, BJP seeks written explanation
Thu, May 04, 2017

In a letter to Municipal Commissioner, BJP leader and Leader of the House in PMC, Srinath Bhimale, said he was shocked at the way top civic officials were found to be running away from the responsibilities.

Pune: How ‘lethargic’ civic body allowed biogas plants in the city to sit on waste
Thu, May 04, 2017

The Pune Municipal Corporation has been struggling to tackle the city’s garbage problem. Pune Newsline zeroed in on the tall claims of the PMC about solid waste management, only to come across a harsh ground reality.

Parties declare official expenditure in Pune civic polls: BJP-1.83 cr, NCP-1.61 cr, Sena-17.30 lakh, MNS-2 lakh
Wed, May 03, 2017

Of the four parties, MNS spent the lowest. Its total expenditure was Rs 2,00,100: Rs 1,627 per candidate

Pune: New corporators furious over delay in issuing identity-cards
Wed, Apr 26, 2017

Say work affected as civic staffers not recognising them due to lack of I-cards.

Pune: Traffic police seeks relief for cops on the job, asks PMC for 100 booths at junctions
Tue, Apr 25, 2017

Pune Traffic DCP said during duty hours traffic policemen do not have any place of shelter in the city during summer or rainy season

Pune: Residents, activists complain about condition of dividers, speed-breakers, crossings; PMC says trying to do better
Sun, Apr 23, 2017

Civic administration says road safety audit underway, will come up with safety improvement plan

Only two of seven corporators in PMC’s Tree Authority are science graduates
Sat, Apr 22, 2017

Civic body had earlier told NGT: science graduates preferred for crucial panel

AIMIM corporator set to make it to PMC coordination panel
Tue, Apr 18, 2017

PMC to table the proposal for formation of the committee at the general body meeting today

Many major roads in Pune turn out to be state highways, PMC stumped
Wed, Apr 12, 2017

Four national highways pass through Pune, which include the Old Pune-Mumbai Road, Mumbai-Banglore bypass, Pune-Solapur Road and the Pune-Satara Road.

PMC’s ‘citizen-participatory budget’ losing sheen
Tue, Apr 04, 2017

The proposed budget 2017-18, saw a provision of Rs 8.04 crore the works suggested by residents

Pune: PMC proposes to appoint seven corporators with science background for Tree Authority
Thu, Mar 16, 2017

The committee is crucial as it takes decisions on proposals to cut trees in the civic jurisdiction.

Four-time corporator, descendant of Bal Gangadhar Tilak, set to be next Pune mayor
Thu, Mar 09, 2017

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.

BJP grabbed 60 per cent seats in PMC, but voteshare was only 37 per cent
Fri, Mar 03, 2017

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.

Maharashtra: EVM row rages on as candidates who lost hit the street, seek probe
Wed, Mar 01, 2017

PMC poll chief says will look into ward figures, PCMC chief says complainants should approach High Court

In PMC House, women outnumber men, 96 are first-time corporators
Sat, Feb 25, 2017

This time, the PMC general body will comprise 84 women and 78 men corporators.

PMC, PCMC poll results: Among BJP’s winners, 38 ‘imports’
Sat, Feb 25, 2017

The party managed to attract sitting corporators from NCP, MNS and Congress.

Who will be next Pune mayor? BJP faces tough choice between loyalists, ‘imports’
Sat, Feb 25, 2017

Several women corporators are in the running for the top post.

PMC Elections 2017: The unusual winners, a peon and a former SRPF man
Fri, Feb 24, 2017

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.

PMC Elections 2017: A look at big wins and disappointing shows
Fri, Feb 24, 2017

How Dhangekar, Bidkar won the battle

PMC elections 2017: BJP ends NCP’s 10-year rule in Pune
Fri, Feb 24, 2017

The BJP won 98 of the 162 seats in the PMC, managing a near-majority.

PMC Elections 2017: BJP takes on NCP; political future of many senior leaders hangs in balance
Thu, Feb 23, 2017

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.