Though the residents and activists remained sceptical about Pune Police’s seriousness towards resolving the traffic issues, Shukla sounded determined to find a solution to the problem that throws life out of gear for commuters.
The trio — Jitendra Babubal Shinde (21), Santosh Gorakh Bhaval (29) and Nitin Gopinath Bhailume (28) — was convicted for the rape and murder of the Class IX student. Arguments over the quantum of punishment will take place on November 21.
Over 20 years ago, The Indian Express, under the banner of the Express Citizens Forum (ECF), had, for the first time, raised the issue of pandals that were being indiscriminately set up by Ganesh mandals on the congested and narrow roads of the city.
As many as six PCMC employees have been caught red-handed taking graft by ACB sleuths in the last five months — all this under the rule of the BJP which is in the saddle in its over three-decade-long history.
On Monday, not only did Sainiks participate actively in the bandh, they also resorted to road blockades in several parts of western Maharashtra and Marathwada. In Kolhapur, the Sainiks blocked the Mumbai-Bengaluru highway for half an hour and raised slogans.
BJP workers and leaders kicked off their celebrations by bursting crackers at the party office on Shirole Road and by thanking PM Modi, the Chief Minister and senior party leaders for turning the Metro project into a reality.