Mohammadwadi gears up for mushy drainage, muddy roads this monsoon

Currently, the drainage work is incomplete and is going to cause serious trouble to area residents during monsoon.

pune Updated: May 19, 2018 17:47 IST
Nadeem Inamdar
Nadeem Inamdar
Hindustan Times, Pune
Pune,Mohammadwadi,rain
The road from Raheja Vista housing society to SM Ghule Patil chowk has no stormwater drains.(HT PHOTO)

The Mohammadwadi citizens’ watch group has expressed serious concern over the sluggish pace of the drainage pipeline laying work being carried in the area by Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) and has demanded immediate supervision of Saurabh Rao, commissioner, PMC.The citizens' watch group, in its petition to the municipal commissioner, has pointed out that carrying out road repair and drainage laying work before the elections has become a habit of PMC. In the current case, the drainage work is incomplete and is going to cause serious trouble to area residents during monsoon.

Daljeet Goraya, member, national institute of bank management (NIBM) citizens' watch group, who has carried out a year long research on the drainage line work in the area, said that the onset of monsoon will aggravate the problems faced by residents. Over 10,000 residents from Cloud 9, Nine Hills, Raheja Vista, Ganga Kingston and Gemini housing societies will be affected due to the delayed drainage line laying work in the area.

“When the drainage line work itself is taking years to complete, when will PMC carry out monsoon preparedness work in our area? It is a sham and is a mockery of citizens who are paying crores in taxes, but not getting civic services on time. We will create awareness at all levels so that PMC will not be able to fool residents in the name of development henceforth,” Goraya said.

Deepak Shah, a resident of Ganga Kingston, alleged that corruption in the ranks of PMC infrastructure department has become deep-rooted.

“PMC has no concern for the thousands of residents who still don’t have a proper approach road. They also lack a proper drainage. The monsoon is going to make life hell for Mohammdwadi residents and PMC will be completely responsible for the mess. We want PMC to be audited by experts from the civilians’ side, so that their misdeeds and wrong doings are exposed,” Shah said.

Mukta Tilak, Pune mayor, said that the civic administration has reviewed pre-monsoon works in Mohammadwadi during a meeting on the issue and necessary directions have been issued to ensure that the work is completed at the earliest.

First Published: May 19, 2018 17:38 IST