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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 Infra Watch: PMPML gears up to launch e-cab service, activists urge it to improve bus service instead
Thu, Apr 07, 2022

The private cab services are already operating in the city and providing the door to door commuting service, he said.

Pune: In Metro’s first month, 6 lakh hop on for a ride
Wed, Apr 06, 2022

The Metro service was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 6. Phase one of Pune Metro rail will be 33.1 km long and include two routes — Vanaz to Ramwadi and Pimpri-Chinchwad to Swargate.

‘Don’t spit, litter, disturb others’: Pune Metro releases etiquette manual for passengers
Tue, Apr 05, 2022

Pune Metro has released a pamphlet titled 'Metro Etiquettes' with a set of instructions to keep the trains and station premises clean and make the travel hassle-free for the public.

Pune: All curbs withdrawn, but citizens expected to follow Covid-appropriate behaviour
Sat, Apr 02, 2022

"The PMC has withdrawn all restrictions imposed through powers with the Disaster Management Authority under Disaster Management Act 2005," said municipal commissioner Vikram Kumar. It would be applicable in jurisdiction of PMC, Kirkee Cantonment Board (KCB), and Pune Cantonment Board (PCB).

With snakes and rats in office, PMC employees run for cover
Sat, Apr 02, 2022

The civic administration is fed up with the menace caused by rodents and they need to take some immediate steps to resolve the issue before it turns serious.

Pune Infra Watch: PMC seeks 50% stake in Pune Metro’s proposed commercial properties
Fri, Apr 01, 2022

Maha Metro said that it had not received any proposal from the PMC on sharing of developed commercial properties.

Schools in Pune asked to operate on weekends to make up for learning loss
Sat, Mar 26, 2022

The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) on Friday asked city schools to run for the full day on Saturdays and if needed, to remain open even on Sundays to make up for the learning loss suffered by students due to online classes during the pandemic.

Pune Infra Watch: PMC to acquire 115 residential properties in Ganj Peth for Phule monument expansion
Thu, Mar 24, 2022

The Maharashtra government has recently announced Rs 100 crore for the expansion of the monument Phule Wada in Ganj Peth, the residence of Jyotiba Phule and Savitribai Phule.

Pune: To improve Swachh ranking, PMC asks employees, their family members to register positive feedback
Wed, Mar 23, 2022

The additional municipal commissioner informed that the Union government may directly make a phone call to registered citizens for taking feedback on the cleanliness of the city so civic officers and employees should inform their family members about it.

Maintenance at Aga Khan Palace hit as PMC cuts water supply to garden
Wed, Mar 23, 2022

The PMC has convened a meeting with the officers of Aga Khan Palace to discuss the issue, he added.

Pune Infra Watch: PMC plans to install 11 sewage treatment plants to clean Mula-Mutha River
Thu, Mar 17, 2022

The city, excluding the newly merged 34 villages, generates more than 744 million litre per day (MLD) sewage while there are 10 Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) installed by the PMC with a capacity of 567 MLD.

Pune: On Day 1, PMC administrator announces drive against encroachments on roads, footpaths
Thu, Mar 17, 2022

Administrator Vikram Kumar has directed ward officers and heads of all civic departments to reserve time to meet citizens four days a week to hear their grievances and resolve them.

PMC to be run by administrator, this is how it works
Tue, Mar 15, 2022

Former BJP corporators say the state government may use the administrator and force him to take policy decisions in their favour.

Pune Metro sees over 2.5 lakh commuters, Rs 35 lakh in revenue in nine days
Tue, Mar 15, 2022

Pune Metro rail was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 6 and the service was thrown open to public in the afternoon.

PMC: Outgoing BJP clears draft civic budget of Rs 9,716 cr
Tue, Mar 15, 2022

The civic administration had tabled Rs 8,592 crore draft budget in standing committee on March 7 which had to be finalised and tabled in the general body for final approval. The term of the general body ended on Monday but the standing committee finalised the draft budget of Rs 9,716 crore.

PMC general body’s term over; commissioner to take charge as administrator today
Tue, Mar 15, 2022

With the five-year term of the elected general body of the PMC coming to an end, municipal commissioner Vikram Singh will also take charge as the administrator on Tuesday to keep the civic operations going.

Covid positivity rate continues to drops, one patient on ventilator support
Mon, Mar 14, 2022

Only 16 of the 564 active Covid patients are currently in hospital, which is just 2.83 per cent.

Hope to complete Phase-I of Pune Metro by end of 2022: MahaMetro officials
Sat, Mar 12, 2022

The first phase includes a 15.7km-elevated stretch from Vanaz to Ramwadi having 16 stations, 11.4km-elevated route from the PCMC to Swargate with 14 stations, and a 6km-underground route. The entire stretch comprises 33 kilometres.

Metro, high-speed train, Ring Road: Big infra push for Pune
Sat, Mar 12, 2022

In order to introduce the work of our freedom fighters, revolutionaries and great social reformers of Maharashtra to the new generation, a ‘heritage walk’ will be organized in Pune along with that in Mumbai and Nagpur.

Parties compete to hold events, inaugurate projects as PMC term draws to a close
Sat, Mar 12, 2022

The current term of the PMC will end on March 14 after which it will have an administrator to look after all civic affairs till the formation of new general body after civic elections

In last lap before PMC polls, parties organise functions to showcase achievements
Fri, Mar 11, 2022

Over 50 functions have been organised Saturday and Sunday. Corporators are rushing to hold functions before their terms end on March 14.

Pune Infra Watch: PMRDA mulls upgradation of master plan for Pune International Exhibition and Convention Center
Wed, Mar 09, 2022

As per the existing master plan, the PIECC consists of an open exhibition centre of 98,000 square metre, three close exhibition halls of 35,000 square metre each and a convention centre for a capacity of 5,000 persons at a time.

PMC all set to start first batch of MBBS at its new medical college
Wed, Mar 09, 2022

The first medical college of PMC, named Bharatratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee Medical College, will be under Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nashik and managed by PMC Education Trust.

PMC tables Rs 8,592 cr draft budget, to focus on completing ongoing projects
Tue, Mar 08, 2022

While allocation of most of the capital expenditure is for the ongoing projects undertaken by the civic body, a proposal has been made to develop basic infrastructure in the newly merged 23 villages.

Over 21,000 take ride on first day of Pune Metro operations
Mon, Mar 07, 2022

Currently, trains will be run on two routes: 5-km from Garware college to Vanaz station and 7-km from PCMC to Phugewadi, both with five stations. The minimum fare has been kept at Rs 10 and the maximum fare is Rs 20, while Rs 30 is for a return journey.