Under pressure from various social organisations,the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) standing committee on Tuesday postponed the decision on privatising mechanised slaughter house in Kondhwa.
It was unanimously decided that the proposal will be taken up for discussions after 15 days, said Baburao Chandere,chairman of the standing committee.
He suggested all the members of standing committee to visit the renovated slaughter house so that a decision could be taken on the same.
Chandere visited the slaughter house on Tuesday and was satisfied with its renovation. The renovation is over and the abbattoir is ready. If there are any objections against the agency that has shown interest in operating it,then the committee can also consider hiring other agencies, he added.
On Monday,social organisations had threatened to intensify agitation if the civic body approved the proposal of privatising the slaughter house. The members of the Yantrik Katalkhana Virodhi Samiti had met mayor Vaishali Bankar to register their protest.
Rs 25 cr approved for road repair work
The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) standing committee on Tuesday approved proposals worth Rs 25 crore for urgent repair and maintenance of city roads ahead of the monsoon.
The city has been divided into five regions. Accordingly,a tender of Rs 5 crore each have been approved for every region, said Baburao Chandere,chairman of the standing committee.
He said the civic administration insisted that the proposals should be approved immediately as there is little time before monsoon arrives.
The work includes tarring of city roads and repairing of potholes. The civic body has also initiated the process of cleaning nullahs and rivers.
The work of increasing the carriage capacity of nullahs and rivers by removing silt has been taken up in a big way, he added.