The new model toilets will have several facilities including a baby feeding room. The PMC’s ambitious plan also includes solar panels that will be installed on the toilets. The power generated by the panels will be used to meet the demand of the structure
A review conducted by the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), in the wake of the Dattawadi incident, has revealed that the civic body has managed to get only 165 construction labourers registered with the Board.
During the meeting, it was revealed that a total of 655 complaints that were to be addressed by 15 ward offices have not been attended to so far, while 411 complaints have not been addressed by the civic departments.
"Earlier, the PMC had conducted the technical audit of 18 bridges, and taken up repair and restoration work. Now, we are in process of appointing a consultant for the audit of old bridges, flyover and ROBs that are more than 25 years old,” said PMC Chief Engineer Srinivas Bonala.
Due to the insufficient wastewater treatment capacity, non-functioning of intermediate pumping stations and non-availability of a sewerage system, the untreated sewage was finding its way to Mula-Mutha river and polluting it.
“The PMC would provide the plot and develop it as per RTO norms. There would be an agreement with RTO for sharing the revenue. The civic property would be in the custody of the PMC and would help generate revenue,” said Bonala.
The plastic has been provided by Rudra Environmental Solutions (India) Ltd (RESIL). Shirish Phadtare of RESIL said they have learnt that the performance of roads made with use of plastic has been better.
Those found committing acts such as spitting in public, urinating in non-designated places, washing clothes or utensils in non-designated places, littering in order to feed animals or birds in non-designated places, and defecating in non-designated places, would have to pay compounding charges of Rs 500.
“The animal census would have to be completed in three months and the use of tablets by enumerators would make it faster. The geo-tagging of the animal would be done,” he said, adding that the photographs of each animal can also be brought on record, but the PMC will have to take initiative for that.
Murlidhar Mohol, chairperson of standing committee, said, “The civic standing committee has approved the proposal of appointing IIT-Rorkee to carry out necessary techno-commercial analysis of the proposed plant at a cost of Rs 8.26 lakh, including the Goods and Service Tax (GST).”
Their dream is now taking shape, thanks to Shinde and other collection agents of the Navchetna Mahila Nagri Pat Sanstha, the credit society with which the women — mostly members of self-help groups, where they made papads and pickles — held accounts.
In an attempt to highlight the contribution of the Congress in the freedom movement, the city unit of the party is planning to mark a 75-year-old historic incident, when freedom fighter Narayan Dabhade was killed by the British during the launch of the Quit India movement.
Over 20 years ago, The Indian Express, under the banner of the Express Citizens Forum (ECF), had, for the first time, raised the issue of pandals that were being indiscriminately set up by Ganesh mandals on the congested and narrow roads of the city.