Redefining the geographical boundaries of the ward offices,the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) administration has proposed an addition of another ward office in the civic jurisdiction based on the increase in the citys population.
In its proposal,the civic administration has proposed the ward office for Kondhwa-Wanoworie area that would have a geographical area of five electoral panels under its jurisdiction.
Panel number 45,46,61,62 and 63 would come under the proposed ward office.
The civic administration said the citys population stood at 23.81 lakh in 2007 and had 144 corporators,while the ward offices were 14.
Now,the population of the city has increased to 31.15 lakh,while the number of corporators have gone up to 152 after the rise in the number as per the growth of population.
As per the BPMC Act,the civic body has to define geographical boundaries of ward offices as per the boundaries of the electoral panel. Hence,the jurisdiction of ward offices are being redefined and an additional ward office is proposed to cater to the citys growing needs.