After a meeting with officers of Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC),Kirkee Cantonment Board (KCB) and the Bombay Engineering Group (BEG) on Thursday gave their consent to the nullah channelising work.
The civic body gave a presentation of the work to the KCB and BEG officers. They were also explained that it cannot be diverted owing to geographical reasons. They have agreed to restore the nullah, said municipal commissioner Mahesh Pathak. Pathak said they have asked for a detailed plan along with the estimated cost of the work. There will be a site visit on June 2 after which the work will be started,he added.
Deputy municipal commissioner Damse suspended
The Pune Municipal Corporation on Thursday suspended deputy municipal commissioner Laxman Damse on the directions of the state government for his alleged role in illegally allotting stalls at a vegetable market at Aundh to to ineligible citizens.
There were complaints from citizens on irregularities in the allotment of stalls and an inquiry proved the allegations true. The report was sent to the state government to take a decision on the issue, a civic officer said. The issue was raised in the state legislature by MLC Anil Bhosale after which the state government directed the civic body to suspend Damse and some other civic staff, he added.
Rs 275-cr property tax collected
The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has registered a record property tax collection of Rs 275 crore in the first two months of the current financial year. A total of 3.42 lakh property owners responded to the PMC initiative and paid taxes in the first two months, said Vilas Kanade,joint municipal commissioner. He said the civic body has also recorded the highest recovery in a month as it collected Rs 232 crore in May.