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Ajit Pawar (right), deputy chief minister and Pune guardian minister, along with other civic officials during the review meeting held in the city on Monday(HT PHOTO)

Pune to have three jumbo Covid care facilities soon

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Abhay Khairnar
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2020 05:41 PM IST
Already, an 800-bed facility is coming up at the Balewadi sports complex.
Saurabh Rao (left) takes stock of Covid-19 situation at the Bibvewadi ward office with civic and elected officials.(HT PHOTO)
Saurabh Rao (left) takes stock of Covid-19 situation at the Bibvewadi ward office with civic and elected officials.(HT PHOTO)

Pune’s Bibvewadi ward needs testing, quarantine facility

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 21, 2020 01:53 PM IST
Bibvewadi ward area has three wards which include Salisbury Park-Maharshinagar, Market Yard-Indiranagar, and Upper Indiranagar.
During the meeting, the extension of Lohegaon Airport as planned by the Airports Authority of India was discussed.(HT image)
During the meeting, the extension of Lohegaon Airport as planned by the Airports Authority of India was discussed.(HT image)

Divisional commissioner asks PMC to expedite land acquisition for Lohegaon airport expansion

Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2019 09:54 PM IST
Private land owners are ready to handover their land, but there are differences over the compensation and the TDR model.
If a housing society produces 100 kg of wet garbage or more in a day, it is mandatory for them to treat the waste within the society premises.(HT/PHOTO)
If a housing society produces 100 kg of wet garbage or more in a day, it is mandatory for them to treat the waste within the society premises.(HT/PHOTO)

Pune Municipal Corporation collects fines from housing societies without wet garbage treatment facility

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Abhay Khairnar
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2019 07:03 AM IST
During the ongoing drive which began two weeks ago, PMC collected fine worth Rs 2.5 lakh from 46 housing societies
Yogesh Mulik outgoing standing committee chairman (left) presents budget to mayor Mukta Tilak (Centre) and Saurabh Rao at PMC headquarters on Friday.(Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)
Yogesh Mulik outgoing standing committee chairman (left) presents budget to mayor Mukta Tilak (Centre) and Saurabh Rao at PMC headquarters on Friday.(Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)
Saurabh Rao, municipal commissioner.(HT/PHOTO)
Saurabh Rao, municipal commissioner.(HT/PHOTO)

Pune civic body members oppose, Saurabh Rao withdraws circular

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2019 04:40 PM IST
Considering the water scarcity situation Rao had announced that the administration should stop giving permissions for the construction of new cement concrete roads in the city
Pune municipal commissioner Saurabh Rao will submit his first budget after taking charge as municipal commissioner.
Pune municipal commissioner Saurabh Rao will submit his first budget after taking charge as municipal commissioner.

2019 Pune civic budget on Jan 17 to reflect fall in revenue due to demonetisation

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2019 04:36 PM IST
Last year the then commissioner Kunal Kumar presented the draft budget of Rs 5,397 crore and the final budget of Rs. 5,870 was presented by standing committee chairman Murlidhar Mohol
If the state government would introduce this decision the PMC will have to introduce water cut in the city, as the city needs upto 16 TMC per annum.(HT/FILE PHOTO)
If the state government would introduce this decision the PMC will have to introduce water cut in the city, as the city needs upto 16 TMC per annum.(HT/FILE PHOTO)

Pune Municipal Corporation demands increase in the city’s water supply

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2018 03:12 PM IST
As per the Maharashtra Water Resources Regulatory Authority (MWRRA), the city is instructed only 155 litre per person quota, however there are chances that the city will only receive 8.2 Thousand Million Cubic feet (TMC) water per annum
Officials said that by sponsoring advertisement boards in front of mobile shops, companies have violated advertisement rules.(Shankar narayan/ HT Photo)
Officials said that by sponsoring advertisement boards in front of mobile shops, companies have violated advertisement rules.(Shankar narayan/ HT Photo)

152 notices slapped on mobile companies for illegal ads in Pune

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2018 04:00 PM IST
Vivo, Oppo among companies found violating PMC’s sky sign department’s advertisement norms at JM road, Tilak road, Camp and Koregaon Park
Members of Opposition parties stage protest over the city’s water crisis at PMC general body meeting on Tuesday.(HT PHOTO)
Members of Opposition parties stage protest over the city’s water crisis at PMC general body meeting on Tuesday.(HT PHOTO)

Parties blame Pune municipal corporation, irrigation department for water crisis

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Abhay Khairnar
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2018 03:35 PM IST
Saurabh Rao, Pune municipal commissioner said that the irrigation department officials have assured to increase city water supply from the present 1,100 million litres per day (MLD) to 1,350 MLD if the PMC provide more proofs of increase in population.
PMC is keen on its four bicycle sharing operators including insurance in their agreements.(HT Photo)
PMC is keen on its four bicycle sharing operators including insurance in their agreements.(HT Photo)

Safety of cyclists: PMC’s bicycle department plans insurance for riders

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Prachi Bari
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2018 04:05 PM IST
The move comes after the recent accident involving Saurabh Rao, PMC commissioner’s son, who was injured in a road mishap while riding a bicycle.
the case relates to cartelisation and bid-rigging that has been established in tenders of Rs 14 crore pertaining to seven thermal composting plants at various locations in the city.(HT Representative Photo)
the case relates to cartelisation and bid-rigging that has been established in tenders of Rs 14 crore pertaining to seven thermal composting plants at various locations in the city.(HT Representative Photo)

Monday Musings: BJP on test: How will it deal with corruption in PMC?

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Abhay Vaidya
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2018 03:36 PM IST
PM Narendra Modi’s promise to the nation that he will root out corruption from the country comes to mind.
In Decembers, last year, a restaurant at Kamala Mills in Mumbai was gutted in fire. The restaurant was found to have no fire safety measures in place.(HT File Photo)
In Decembers, last year, a restaurant at Kamala Mills in Mumbai was gutted in fire. The restaurant was found to have no fire safety measures in place.(HT File Photo)

Monday Musings: Is Pune waiting for a fire tragedy at pubs, eateries?

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Abhay Vaidya
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2018 04:33 PM IST
The Pune Municipal Corporation needs to take immediate action on fire department’s warning rather than wait for a tragedy to break out.
Agent Jack's pub in Baner.(Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)
Agent Jack's pub in Baner.(Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)

Monday Musings: Pubs in residential areas the new normal for Pune?

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Abhay Vaidya
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2018 04:24 PM IST
Government must enforce stiff norms to prevent pubs from causing nuisance to residential neighbourhoods in the vicinity.
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