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Pune News Highlights: Chetak helicopter makes precautionary landing in Baramati

Pune News Highlights: A precautionary landing was completed in an open area short of Baramati airfield (in Pune district) today due to a suspected technical issue

The crew & aircraft are safe of the Chetak helicopter are safe. (Image Source: Local Police officials)

Pune News Highlights: Wing Commander, Ashish Moghe, PRO, Air Force spoke with ANI, reporting a Chetak helicopter of Indian Air Force (IAF) which carried out a precautionary landing in an open area short of Baramati airfield (in Pune district) today due to a suspected technical issue. The crew & aircraft are safe. Recovery of helicopter is underway.

Residents of Pimpri Chinchwad can now avail of health services at their doorstep as Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) has decided to start ‘Jijau Clinic’, on the lines of ‘Mohalla Clinic’ in Delhi, in 25 densely populated places across the city. An expenditure of Rs 1 crore 65 lakh has been sanctioned for this at the primary level, as reported by Loksatta.

In other news, Pune City police have arrested five persons for allegedly smuggling Ambergris or Whale Vomit. Police have identified the accused persons as Rakesh Korde (28), Navaz Kurupkar (24), Ajim Kazi (50), all three from Dapoli in Ratnagiri district, and Vijay Thange (56) and Akshay Thanage (26) of Dhankawadi in Pune. Police have recovered Ambergris worth Rs 5 crores from them.

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21:06 (IST)01 Dec 2022
After Bombay HC rap, Pune RTO says will consider ‘afresh’ Rapido’s application to operate in city

The Pune Regional Transport Office (RTO) Thursday said it will reconsider “afresh” the application of Roppen Transportation Services Pvt Ltd (Rapido) for grant of licence for operation as an aggregator. The RTO’s decision follows a Bombay High Court ruling.

“The Bombay High Court has directed us to reconsider afresh the application of Rapido for grant of licence to operate its services in Pune city. Accordingly, we will reconsider their application afresh on its merit and in accordance with the law as directed by the High Court,” Regional Transport Officer Ajit Shinde told The Indian Express. Continue...

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15:09 (IST)01 Dec 2022
Six-month road safety drive on Pune-Mumbai highways begins; overspeeding, lane cutting, wrong parking to invite action

The Maharashtra government Thursday (December 1) launched a multi-agency enforcement and awareness drive on two highways connecting Pune and Mumbai — the Expressway and the Old Highway. The six-month-long drive will comprise a survey of accident-prone ‘black spots’, and stringent action against overspeeding, lane cutting and wrong parking, among other road safety measures.

The state motor vehicle department has initiated the drive, which will be executed by joint teams of officials from regional transport offices of Pune, Pimpri-Chinchwad and Panvel, traffic police, state highway patrol, Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation, Public Works Department and NGOs. The drive comes after a meeting recently chaired by Chief Minister Eknath Shinde in which all agencies were directed to take coordinated action towards increasing the safety on the two highways connecting Pune and Mumbai. Read More...

13:44 (IST)01 Dec 2022
DigiYatra to be launched at Pune airport: Jyotiraditya Scindia

DigiYatra will be launched at Pune Airport soon along with Hyderabad, Vijaywada and Kolkata. Itis based on facial recognition technology and will make the boarding process faster and seamless, said Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia. 

Further, DigiYatra will ensure enhanced security at the airport as the passenger data is validated with airlines departure control system and only designated passengers can enter the terminal.

12:40 (IST)01 Dec 2022
Air Force helicopter makes emergency landing in Baramati, crew safe

A Chetak helicopter of the Indian Air Force carried out a precautionary landing in an open area short of Baramati airfield in the Pune district due to a suspected technical issue Thursday, the IAF said, adding the crew and the aircraft were safe. The recovery of the helicopter was underway, according to the IAF statement. Read more

11:38 (IST)01 Dec 2022
PMC not acting on encroachments around Navale Bridge: NHAI officials to Div Comm

Officials of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) have complained to the Divisional Commissioner Saurabh Rao that Pune Municipal Corporation is not taking action against the encroachments in the Navale Bridge area. Divisional Commissioner Rao has asked the NHAI for a list of these encroachments and will order the municipality and the police to take action once received, as reported by Loksatta. 

Navale Bridge has made headlines due to a series of accidents in the same area past week. Various measures have been taken: a separate right-hand lane for heavy vehicles from Katraj Tunnel to Navale Bridge, rumble strips, instrcution boards making drivers aware, as reported by Loksatta. 

10:38 (IST)01 Dec 2022
Pune Infra Watch: PCMC to set up new postmortem centre with capacity to store 60 bodies

After the recent incident of two bodies getting exchanged in a case of mistaken identity at Yashwantrao Chavan Memorial Hospital, Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) has decided to set up a new well-equipped and adequately staffed postmortem centre with more cadaver storage capacity and dissection facility.

The two-floor postmortem centre will come up near the existing one at the civic-run YCMH at a cost of Rs 10 crore, according to officials. Read more

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Mylab launches kit for detecting TB, multidrug resistance variant in single test

In a first, a single test that will be able to detect tuberculosis and multidrug-resistant tuberculosis was launched Wednesday by Pune-based Mylab Discovery Solutions private limited.

After leading diagnostics innovations for Covid-19, Hasmukh Rawal, MD, Mylab, told mediapersons that they had received Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation CDSCO, TB Expert Committee and ICMR approval for the first indigenous TB Detection kit to detect tuberculosis which simultaneously detects multiple drug resistance to Rifampicin and Isoniazid in a single test. Read More...

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Pune: Power supply cut in Shivajinagar, Deccan area on Thursday, Sunday

The pre-planned construction of new towers and other repairs for Mahapareshan's 132 KV extra high voltage power lines on Aundh to Rawet BRT road will be carried out in two phases. Therefore, on Thursday (December 1) from six in the morning to one in the afternoon and on Sunday (December 4) from six in the morning to eight in the morning, power supply will be shut off in some areas of Shivajinagar, Deccan.

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Pune: Rs 10 crore robbery in Kothrud credit institution; Laxmibai Civil Credit Society president arrested

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Special auditor J. S. Gaikwad has lodged a complaint at Kothrud police station. During the period of 2015 to 2020, it was found that the chairman Pawar and the directors of the credit institution embezzled Rs 9 crore 74 lakh 40 thousand 169 rupees. It was found that the chairman and director embezzled in connivance with the controllers of the credit institution. The investigation revealed that he had distributed this amount in the name of fake borrowers. A complaint was lodged in this regard in the Financial and Cyber Crimes Branch. 

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Pune accident highlights issues related to traffic management, enforcement and infrastructure on highway bypass

The major vehicle pile-up on Pune’s Navale Bridge Sunday night has once again brought to light many issues related to traffic management, enforcement and infrastructure that the Katraj-Dehu road bypass of the Mumbai-Bengaluru highway has been grappling with over the past several years, with no concrete solution in sight.

The accident took place around 8.30 pm when a truck went out of the driver’s control on a downward gradient slope and hit at least 48 vehicles, 24 of which were badly damaged, following a suspected brake failure. Around 20 persons were injured and six of them were hospitalised while others required administration of first aid. (Read More)

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The commuters who survived the Navale bridge accident on Sunday recall a sudden powerful dash to their cars, giving them and their fellow passengers a strong jerk, and say that they could not figure out for a while where the jolt came from. Some of them even mistook it for a tremor.

One of them was 45-year-old Pandurang Bashinge, a cab driver, ferrying a family of four, including an infant, from Katraj to Mumbai after his car was booked through an online cab service. The couple and infant were seated in the rear seat while an elderly family member was in the front passenger seat when the accident took place.

Speaking to The Indian Express, Bashinge said, “The traffic from Warje area on the Pune to Mumbai corridor was moving slowly as usual. A few seconds later, my car came to a complete halt behind a bunch of vehicles that had halted due to the jam. We all suddenly felt a powerful jolt and were terrified. For some time, it felt like we experienced a tremor. It took us a while to realise that the truck that had already hit some vehicles, had hit our car along with a car that it was dragging. There was chaos for a while on the road.” (Read More)

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Tanker collides with 3 vehicles on Pune’s Navale bridge area on Nov 27

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Three vehicles were damaged in the incident. The tanker driver identified as Mohammad Akram Mohammad Sagir, a native of Uttar Pradesh, tried to escape from the spot but was nabbed. (Read More)

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Pune Inc: An ‘electric bull’ that does more than tilling soil, winner of many awards

The number of enquiries that Pune-based startup Krishigati receives every week has convinced the couple who founded it, Sonali and Tukaram Sonawane, that the country has a high demand for their product.

Krishigati has rolled out a machine called the Electric Bull that does what the bull has been doing for farmers — till the soil — but also what it could not, which is precision sowing, seeding, earthing up multiple lanes at a time and spraying to raise farm productivity. The innovation has won the company several honours, including a runner-up prize in the Pune Chapter of the TiE Women’s global contest.

Mylab launches kit for detecting TB, multidrug resistance variant in single test

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First published on: 30-11-2022 at 10:20 IST
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