Ajay Jadhav

Articles By Ajay Jadhav

As Swachh Survekshan takes centrestage, PMC drive against spitting in public slows down

Now, only 4-5 offenders face action daily; nearly 40 were penalised when drive took off

Clean energy start-up drags PMC to NGT over ‘huge losses’

In March 2015, the PMC signed an agreement with NEX to implement the project and allotted land measuring 1,494 sq m on Sus Road in Baner for segregating and crushing organic food waste into a slurry.

Sambhaji statue ready: PMC seeks corporators’ nod to finish paperwork, install it in civic park

The proposal to make a statue, on the basis of a picture in Budhbhusan, a book written by Sambhaji himself, was presented by Member of Legislative Council Anil Bhosale years ago. The plan was approved by the district administration in August 2014 and the City Improvement Committee of PMC approved the proposal in June 2015.

From reserved to residential: PMC to convert 11,800 sqm of BDP land in Baner

The PMC’s move comes three years after the development plan for the area was finalised. Municipal Commissioner Saurabh Rao has sought permission from the PMC’s city improvement committee to change the land categorisation.

Free PMPML passes for civil services aspirants who join PMC training programme

Till now, only those whose annual family income was less than Rs one lakh per year were eligible for the training programme run by the civic body, but now the PMC wants the income criterion removed.

For Metro project, Maharashtra to exclude development nod from planning body

As per the special provision, permission of the commissioner or chief executive officer of the authority would not be neccessary to construct structures for operational purpose of the Metro rail service.

Swachh Survekshan 2019: PMC hires another agency, this one to spruce up its ‘brand’

The Swachh Survekshan, a survey under the Union government’s flagship Swachh Bharat Mission, selects the 100 cleanest cities in India.

PMC, PSCDCL both want the same thing: To carry out tender process for advts in civic jurisdiction

PSCDCL has promised to ensure a revenue of Rs 70 crore for the PMC and Rs 20 crore for the PMPML from the advertising permissions, while the PMC has said it could generate more than Rs 100 crore from it.

Maharashtra state govt issues own by-laws for disposal of waste

As per the state government’s by-laws, residential properties would have to pay Rs 60 per month user charge for collection of waste from home. while the PMC had fixed Rs 50 as the user charge.

How many roads, how many streetlights in civic areas? RAMS report raises doubts over PMC’s claims

While the civic body claims that it has 2,200 km of roads and one lakh street lights in its areas, RAMS, an initiative by the Pune Smart City Development Corporation Ltd (PSCDCL), puts the total length of roads at 1,400 km

Folk art, street plays to help sell govt schemes

In a government resolution, the state General Administration Department said it has assessed that folk art and street plays are more effective to disseminate information about government schemes than traditional print and electronic media.

PMC plans perks for talented sportspersons: Houses on rent, jobs

This move, said the standing committee chief, will help the sportspersons maintain their base in the city and utilise the various facilities available in Pune for training and practice.

PM Modi: If Vajpayee had more time, India would have a vast Metro network now

In Pune, PM Modi lays the foundation of Metro line 3, says previous governments did not push infrastructure development.

Brakes on ambitious bicycle tracks plan as civic body diverts funds to pay water charges

The civic administration proposed that it was possible to divert the Rs 50 crore meant for the cycle track project to pay for the water charges to the irrigation department.

Eight of 21 PMC water tankers ineligible to run on road

In a proposal to purchase new tankers, the civic administration sought permission to discard the vehicles that have completed their lifespan and purchase three new vehicles.

Pune: Civic body plans to use funds meant for checking dog menace to treat urban poor

The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) administration has spent the Rs 18.4 crore allotted in the civic budget, to bear 50 per cent of the medical expenditure of the urban poor, within the first seven months of the financial year.

In pursuit of a better rank, PMC corporators to visit 2-time Swachh survey topper Indore

In 2016, the Pune Municipal Corporation was ranked 11th among the 100 cleanest cities in India under the Swachh Survey. The civic body slipped to the 13th place in 2017 and again jumped to the 10th position in 2018.

Already in top 10, PMC appoints private agency to get better rank in Swachh survey

The agency’s tasks include setting up a project implementation unit (PIU) that will study the PMC’s cleanliness initiatives this year, and planning programmes and projects to improve “problem areas”.

Jansamwad vs Jansampark in Pune: Congress, BJP go door-to-door in city to trumpet ‘achievements’

The campaign will also point out the “failures” of the BJP-led governments in the Centre and state. A booklet prepared by the Congress will also compare the “achievements of the Congress when it was in power and failures of the BJP government”.

Pune: PMPML to buy more buses, PMC to help it out with Rs 116 cr

The transport body, which often faces criticism over its ageing vehicles and breakdown of buses, has decided to add a total of 400 buses to its fleet, to improve services for lakhs of commuters in Pune.