Pimpri, 17th January 2024: The inauguration of development projects worth 1045 crores in Pimpri Chinchwad has been stalled due to the unavailability of Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and Deputy Chief Ministers Devendra Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar. The Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) has been making efforts for a month to arrange a common schedule for the leaders to inaugurate various projects, but the delay persists.
PCMC has completed 15 projects worth Rs 566.65 crores and planned to inaugurate them, along with conducting the groundbreaking ceremony for four projects valued at Rs 478.74 crores. However, due to the unavailability of the Chief Minister and both Deputy Chief Ministers together, these initiatives remain in limbo. The projects encompass a range of facilities and infrastructure improvements for the city, aimed at providing enhanced services to residents.
Among the stalled projects are the inauguration of Mechanical Road Cleaning, a Welfare Center for the Handicapped and Mentally Handicapped, a School Building, a Residential Building for YCM Students, a Lighthouse at Bhosari, a Flyover on Railway Line from Bhakti-Shakti Chowk to Mukai Chowk, Biomedical Waste Disposal Project, and Household Hazardous Waste Processing. Additionally, projects such as the construction of a hospital in Moshi, a sewage treatment plant in Tathawade, and an international standard badminton court in Wakad have also been affected.
Social activist Avinash Waghmare has expressed concern over the delay and urged the leaders to prioritize public projects. Waghmare warned that if the projects are not started within eight days, activists would take matters into their own hands and inaugurate the facilities to prevent unnecessary inconvenience to the public.