The civic administration had proposed to not allow anyone in the civic building without permission, citing that free access was leading to “unnecessary problems in the smooth functioning” of the PMC office.
While the PMC is vying for ODF++ (Open Defecation Free) ratings from the Centre as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, claiming it has progressed two notches up in achieving ODF drive targets, the picture is starkly different along railway tracks passing through its jurisdiction.
The civic standing committee on Monday approved the civic administration’s proposal to set up a trust to run the proposed civic medical college and incur total expenditure of Rs 622 crore for seven years to start the college.
Some thousand Ganesh pandals are erected every year during the festival in the city. The city witnesses a lot of tourists during the festival to watch the decorations and processions by Ganesh mandals.
According to a recent UN report, India is projected to overtake China as the world's most populous country around 2027. The largest increase in population between 2019 and 2050 is estimated to take place in India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Egypt and USA.
PMC Chief Engineer V G Kulkarni said the civic body will develop a groundwater park in the available amenity spaces in the city so as to guide residents on the implementation of various models of rainwater harvesting.