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Ajay Jadhav


Ajay Jadhav is an Assistant Editor with The Indian Express, Pune. He writes on Infrastructure, Politics, Civic issues, Sustainable Development and related stuff. He has worked with PTI, Sakal Times, Maharashtra Herald before joining The Indian Express in 2007. Ajay has a Masters degree in Journalism from SPPU, Pune and a Post Graduate diploma in CSR from Karve Institute of Social Service, Pune.

Pune: Ahead of PMC polls, aspirants across parties set eyes on lottery for reservation of seats
Tue, May 24, 2022

The state election commission has issued notification to 12 civic bodies, including PMC, to hold the lottery to decide the reservation of electoral seats without the Other Backward Class (OBC) category.

MNS leader raises issue of two 13th-century dargahs ‘built on temple land’
Tue, May 24, 2022

MNS general secretary Ajay Shinde says a commander of Alauddin Khilji had demolished the Punyeshwar and Narayaneshwar temples in Pune and later dargahs were built on the land.

PUNE INFRA WATCH: PMC to set up centralise command and control centre for all civic issues in city
Fri, May 20, 2022

A team of three civic officers will be led by deputy municipal commissioner Pratibha Patil as nodal officer for setting up the ICCC, he said.

Pune Infra Watch: PMC to set up centralised command centre for all civic issues
Thu, May 19, 2022

Pune Municipal Corporation's Integrated Command and Control Center will monitor public grievances, public and traffic movement, disaster management etc

Electric bus service to Sinhagad Fort suspended till safe travel issues resolved: Ajit Pawar
Tue, May 17, 2022

Authorities to consider procuring smaller buses, building more charging stations and widening road

Pune Infra Watch: Pune Zila Parishad to use its land on Sinhagad Fort for heritage, tourism development activity
Thu, May 12, 2022

“The one-acre land of Pune Zila Parishad on the Sinhagad Fort was lying vacant. Thus, the zila parishad on the instructions of the Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar has decided to develop it,” said Yuvraj Desai, Executive Engineer of Pune Zila Parishad.

Pune Municipal Corporation issues warning to manufacturers of idols made of PoP
Wed, May 11, 2022

It is mandatory for all the civic bodies to implement guidelines issued by pollution control board, he said.

Pune: PMC, PCMC likely to go for polls in second phase before September
Wed, May 11, 2022

The finalisation of the delimitation map for civic bodies, including PMC and PCMC, will be completed on May 11 and will be published in the official government gazette on May 17.

Pune Infra watch: Last funding under Pune smart city project is for robots to clean manholes
Fri, May 06, 2022

Manual scavenging requires humans to enter manholes and clean them physically and this practice has claimed the lives of many workers.

Local bodies’ polls in Pune: Confident of coming to power at PMC, say BJP, NCP
Thu, May 05, 2022

The state government had appointed municipal commissioner Vikram Kumar as administrator for the PMC after the five-year term of the elected general body ended on March 14.

Pune: Civic body to offer free accommodation to garden dept staff inside parks
Tue, May 03, 2022

The civic body has the custody of 170 gardens and there is a provision to accommodate one family in most of the gardens. Till now, the PMC was not paying house rent allowance (HRA) to employees staying in the residential quarters within civic gardens.

Two Pune civic hospitals in final list for Centre’s ‘LaQshya’ programme
Sat, Apr 30, 2022

Kamla Nehru Hospital and Chandumama Sonawane maternity home are the hospitals that have become eligible.

Pune Infra Watch: PMPML to scale up EV charging stations as more electric buses join its fleet
Fri, Apr 29, 2022

The EV charging station at Wagholi is ready for commissioning and is capable of charging 70 electric buses at a time, according to officials.

Organise visit to Ayodhya, take morning walks to connect with residents, Patil tells BJP leaders
Wed, Apr 27, 2022

The BJP is also planning to invite Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for the final event of ‘Jansamvad Abhiyaan’, an initiative to take the achievements of the party to Pune residents.

Keep up public connect, arrange Ayodhya trips: State BJP chief to ex-corporators in Pune
Tue, Apr 26, 2022

Maharashtra BJP chief Chandrakant Patil was speaking to former city corporators as part of the Jansamvad Abhiyaan organised to highlight the party’s achievements ahead of the civic polls.

PMPML to lease out buses to other civic bodies, private firms
Sat, Apr 23, 2022

PMPML Chairman and Managing Director Laxminarayan Mishra said, “I have held initial discussion with few civic bodies on leasing PMPML buses. Among those who have shown interest are municipal corporation of Solapur and Kolhapur.”

Pune garbage crisis: Under NGT lens, records expose PMC’s claims of waste processing
Fri, Apr 22, 2022

This is the fourth part of The Indian Express series on Pune's garbage crisis. Records expose how PMC is processing the waste generated in the city.

Pune Infra Watch: PMC plans more Lighthouse centres after 8,000 youths secure jobs through skill development programme
Thu, Apr 21, 2022

The PMC has extended its agreement with the Pune City Connect for another five years. At present, 11 Lighthouse centres across the city give training to the youth.

MNS gives May 3 ultimatum to remove mosque loudspeakers, seeks ‘patriotic’ Hindus’ support
Mon, Apr 18, 2022

Announcing a public rally in Aurangabad on May 1, Raj Thackeray says the issue is social, not religious, and called for a 'befitting reply' to people who 'consider their religion to be more important than law'.

NCP to celebrate Hanuman Jayanti, hold iftaar simultaneously to counter MNS maha-aarti plan
Sat, Apr 16, 2022

While the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) has decided to recite 'Hanumanchalisa’ and carry out a `maha-aarti’ at a city temple with its party chief Raj Thackeray in attendance, the NCP has decided to simultaneously celebrate Hanuman Jayanti and hold an Iftaar party.

Next for PMC: Restoration of lakes in city, starting with Pashan
Sat, Apr 16, 2022

“We want to bring Katraj, Pashan and Jambhulwadi Lakes in Pune City back to their natural condition. Thus, the rejuvenation of lakes is being pushed to be carried out in the best possible scientific way,” Mangesh Dighe, Environment Officer of PMC, said.

Pune: NCP for joint Hanuman Jayanti celebrations and iftar party, MNS to recite Hanuman Chalisa
Fri, Apr 15, 2022

MNS chief Raj Thackeray will perform a maha arti at a Hanuman temple on Kumthekar Road in the old city area on Saturday.

Pune Infra Watch: PMC to start lake rejuvenation efforts with Pashan
Thu, Apr 14, 2022

The PMC has constituted a 16-member 'Pashan lake development and restoration committee' with a few residents and expert NGOs in the field as its members to rejuvenate the lake in the southwest of the city.

Remain loyal to MNS, says Vasant More after meeting with Raj Thackeray
Mon, Apr 11, 2022

Vasant More was removed from the post of the party’s Pune unit chief after he refused to heed a call given by Thackeray to play the ‘Hanuman Chalisa’ in front of mosques.

On Phule birth anniversary, PMC clears proposal to expand memorials of social reformer, Savitribai
Tue, Apr 12, 2022

The Mahatma Phule Pratishthan, however, said the chief focus of the endeavour should be to spread the Phule couple’s message of social reform.