city anchor: JNNURM phase II: Civic body asks citizens to list needs for proper push to development plan

In a bid to encourage participation of citizens in the development of the city,the Pune Municipal Corporation has sought suggestions from the public in preparing a revised city development plan under JNNURM second phase keeping in mind the needs of the city till 2041.

Written by Ajay Khape | Published: July 5, 2012 4:21:32 am

In a bid to encourage participation of citizens in the development of the city,the Pune Municipal Corporation has sought suggestions from the public in preparing a revised city development plan (CDP) under JNNURM second phase keeping in mind the needs of the city till 2041.

“PMC has started working on revising the CDP,which will be submitted to the Union government. It has been decided that feedback will be sought from all stakeholders before finalising the revised CDP,” said Pravin Ashtikar,deputy municipal commissioner and officer on special duty for JNNURM.

He said feedback from head of civic departments has been obtained and a meeting with social organisations and NGOs would soon be held.

“Feedback from public also plays a major role in planning the city’s future. Citizens will have to make suggestions regarding projects and services they expect from the civic body,” Ashtikar said.

The suggestions should be related to issues,strategies,projects and priorities along with the vision for Pune city. A proforma for the purpose has been posted on http://www.punecorporation.org and responses should be emailed at piu.jnnurmpune@gmail.com or submitted in writing at the office of JNNURM by July 13.

The PMC wants citizens to point out infrastructure issues related to water supply,sewerage,solid waste management,storm water drains,city environment,heritage areas and structures,roads,public transport system,health facilities,education facilities,institutional arrangement and governance and poverty alleviation.

Ashtikar said the citizens have been urged to suggest solutions to the problems described above as strategies and projects for better service delivery and for building quality infrastructure in the city. “Citizens should also give sector-wise priority to the issues that should be taken up by the PMC,” he added.

The PMC initiative is significant in the backdrop corporators claiming that they had not been involved in preparing CDP during phase one of JNNURM and citizens objecting to various projects that were underway.

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