Aundh ward officer seeks action against perpetrators
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Nitin Udas will visit the site today
Following Newsline report about the dumping of construction debris along the river bank in Baner, Aundh ward officer Nitin Udas, who will be visiting the site on Tuesday, has asked the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) cell and the building permission department of the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) to take action against the perpetrators immediately.
Newsline had reported on Sunday about the continuous dumping of construction debris along the bank of Mula river near the newly inaugurated Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar bridge connecting Pune with Pimple Nilakh area of Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC). Owing to the continuous dumping, the level of the river on the sides has risen by several feet. Udas said the issue is serious and quick action will be taken.
Senior PMC officers talking to Newsline said that disposal of construction debris has been a lingering issue with the corporation. "There was a proposal to dispose off construction debris at Uruli Devachi dumping ground. But owing to cost factor, there were hardly any takers for the proposal," he said. The river side at Baner is a frequent spot for dumping as it is isolated.
In absence of a proper disposal method, most of the debris is dumped along the river sides or other water bodies in the city. The PMC had moved a proposal to install CCTVs at such spots to check dumping but nothing concrete happened.
"We will find out the persons involved in dumping the debris at the spot and penalise them," said Udas.
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