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Don’t dig roads for pandals,says PMC

Considering the pandal-raising that leads to potholes on the roads during the ten-day Ganesh Festival next month...

Written by Express News Service | Pune |
July 22, 2009 4:47:16 am

Considering the pandal-raising that leads to potholes on the roads during the ten-day Ganesh Festival next month,the Pune Municipal Corporation on Tuesday took a decision not to let the Ganesh mandals dig roads for raising pandals. It has instead directed all the mandals to make permanent pits using piling machine,a breaker or a core cutter. The pit will remain permanent on the road,which could later be sealed with a cap.

Civic commissioner Mahesh Zagade held a special meeting to discuss things regarding the Ganesh festival. The press release by PMC says that it was trying to dissuade the Ganesh mandals not to dig roads for pandals,as it leads to formation of potholes. “Therefore,instead of digging the roads in a traditional way,the pits should be dug with the help of a piling machine or a breaker or a core cutter. One the pit is done,a pipe could be inserted inside permanently and the pit could be sealed with a cap,once the pandal is removed. However,the inside pipe and cap have to be kept back by the Ganesh mandal. This will avoid the need to create pits over and over again,”

More information regarding this is being made available at the 14 civic ward offices in different parts of the city. Zagade has given directions to the ward offices to strictly follow the directions when Ganesh mandals approach them for seeking permissions.

The Ganesh mandals,that are found digging pits for pandals,will be taken strict action against,the PMC has informed.

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