In a letter to the election office, the city unit of the Congress pointed out that there were lakhs of voters in the city and it was necessary for the candidate to hold at least 300 corner meetings to reach out to all of them.
"The 17 land plots measuring 3,041 square metres are worth Rs 28.68 crore, and this should be deducted from the PMC’s total financial responsibility for the project,” said Municipal Commissioner Saurabh Rao.
However, in a proposal tabled in the standing committee, Municipal Commissioner Saurabh Rao had urged the panel as well as the general body of the PMC to reconsider its decision to allow PSCDCL to conduct the tender process.
The state government and the PMC had assured the affected families of rehabilitation as well as financial assistance. The state government had decided to provide Rs 50,000 to each affected family and had sanctioned Rs 3 crore for the purpose.
The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) administration has spent the Rs 18.4 crore allotted in the civic budget, to bear 50 per cent of the medical expenditure of the urban poor, within the first seven months of the financial year.
In 2016, the Pune Municipal Corporation was ranked 11th among the 100 cleanest cities in India under the Swachh Survey. The civic body slipped to the 13th place in 2017 and again jumped to the 10th position in 2018.
It has been five years since the fishmongers were forced to vacate the Ganesh Peth market building by the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC ) which had then promised to construct a new building, with better facilities, for them within 18 months.