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PCMC diary: Pardeshi orders probe into construction of building on nullah

The new Municipal Commissioner Dr Shrikar Pardeshi has ordered a probe into the construction of a residential building on a natural nullah,which results in floods in the area in monsoon.

The new Municipal Commissioner Dr Shrikar Pardeshi has ordered a probe into the construction of a residential building on a natural nullah,which results in floods in the area in monsoon. The building,which has 24 flats,has been constructed in Keshavnagar area of Chinchwad. The issue of construction of buildings on nullahs flares up every monsoon only to disappear as the season ends.

The issue came to the fore after the new commissioner ordered early completition of nullah clean-up. He personally visited different parts of the town and found that a nullah has disappeared as the building has come up there. He promptly ordered a probe,stopping short of ordering its demolition. The the probe is on and commissioner will act after receiving the report.

PCMC yet to act on ‘illegal’ buildings

After PCMC conceded that three buildings coming up in Pimprigaon were illegal,no action has been taken by the civic body even as a brisk construction activity is under way at the sites. Dr Pardeshi had said last week that he is looking into the issue but since then there has been no word from civic officials or the commissioner’s office.

2 FSI for constructions on upto 2 guntha land

The PCMC has come up with a new solution to stop the growth of illegal constructions across the town. The City Improvement Committee on Tuesday passed a resolution allowing 2 FSI for constructions on plot of land upto two guntha. Civic officals said citizens are unaware that they could construct structures on half guntha land. “Since they are not aware,they do not seek permission from the civic body,which leads to illegal constructions. We have decided to allow 2 FSI on plot of land from half guntha to two gunthas. The proposal for increasing the FSI was moved by Sangvi corporator Prashant Shitole. The proposal was approved after the debate which will now be presented before the civic general body meeting.

Residents oppose road widening

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Residents of Kalewadi area are on warpath. This,after the civic body announced its plans of widening the road from Athvan Chowk to Pavana river in Nadenagar area of Kalewadi. Currently,civic officials are marking the road width beyond which the constructions will be allowed. The residents,who are set to lose their structures,have alleged that civic officials are carrying out wrong markings. The road was first widened in 1997 and 2002.

Scholarship sought for disabled students

The Nagri Haqq Suraksha Samiti has demanded scholarship for disabled students. In a letter to standing committee chairman Jagdish Shetty,Manav Kamble,president of the samiti,said the PCMC’s decision to award scholarship to state and national-level players is praiseworthy. “But it is highly regrettable that disabled students have been ignored by the standing committee. These disabled students have excelled in various sphere and have made Pimpri-Chinchwad proud,yet they have been ignored,” he said.

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