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.
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.
"The PMC has withdrawn all restrictions imposed through powers with the Disaster Management Authority under Disaster Management Act 2005," said municipal commissioner Vikram Kumar.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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.