Pune News Today Live and Updates: Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) Friday recorded 121 fresh Covid-19 cases and 3 deaths. Pune region reported the highest 1,065 new Covid-19 cases and 15 deaths and Pune city reported 141 cases and six fatalities.
Meanwhile, in the wake of a horrific gangrape incident in which multiple auto-rickshaw drivers were allegedly involved, the Lashkar police station of Pune City Police has come up with a competition for ‘safe and secure auto-rickshaws’. The competition — Mazi Rickshaw Surakshit Rickshaw Sparda 2021 — has been organised on the occasion of Navratri.
In other news, Pune City Police have arrested two men from Gujarat for falsely claiming to be authorised distributors of a rapid self-test kit to diagnose Covid-19, manufactured by the Mylab Discovery Solutions Private Limited. Mylab Discovery Solutions, a company based in Pune, is the manufacturer as well as distributor of the Coviself Covid-19 self-test kit.
Also, Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari said Friday that he was ready to take over Pune’s Ring Road Project if the state government, which is presently overseeing the project, agrees to it and takes the responsibility for land acquisition. Gadkari was in Pune on Friday to lay the foundation stone for two important flyover projects at Sinhagad Road and Pune-Satara Road. The events were also attended by Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar.