Residents protest against proposed garbage plant at Ramtekadi
While the police tried to block the protestors, residents and political workers forcibly entered the garbage plant site as part of their protest.Updated: Oct 02, 2017 23:16 IST
Hindustan Times, Pune
Residents of Ramtekdi, along with leaders of the opposition parties in Pune, came out on the streets on Sunday against a proposed garbage processing plant in the area. The citizens and politicians later threw waste at the office of local legislator Yogesh Tilekar.
While the police tried to block the protestors, residents and political workers forcibly entered the garbage plant site as part of their protest.
The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has decided to build a new garbage processing plant at Ramtekdi in Hadapsar. However, this project has invited protests from local residents.
On Sunday, leaders of the Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress took out a march against this new garbage plant. The rally was attended by MP Shivaji Adhalrao Patil, opposition leader Chetan Tupe, Hadapsar ward committee chairman Yogesh Sasane, corporator Nana Bhangire, former MLA Mahadev Babar and corporators from the area.
PMC has decided to set up a 700-tonne mixed waste processing plant at Ramtekdi although locals have been opposing it. As soon as work started, local corporators of Hadapsar began opposing the project. Even then, the administration and the ruling party are firm on building the project at the same site. The protest march started from Sasanenagar and concluded at the Ramtekdi garbage project site.
First Published: Oct 02, 2017 23:10 IST