Pune: Lawyer Threatens To File PIL If PMC Ward Boundaries Not Demarcated Properly

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Pune, 15th February 2022: Adv Satya Muley, a resident of Balewadi, who has raised legal objection to the ward restructuring ahead of the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) elections has threatened legal action at Bombay High Court by way of Public Interest Litigation (PIL) if the legal objections are not dealt with in proper and legally laid down manner.

“The proposed ward structures for upcoming Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) elections no doubt appears to be politically motivated, has strong political interference and absolutely no regard to the issues of local development, local self-government, planning and provisions of Constitution of India, Maharashtra Municipal Corporation Act along with Election rules”, he said.

The lawyer added, “Aundh and Balewadi which has no geographical / land connection, which does not share common roads or infrastructure are put in one proposed ward no.12.

As per proposed ward No.12, two corners of this ward will be almost 12 kilometres away from each other, and this will no doubt put tremendous stress on municipal staff, civic infrastructure, budget, and planning processes. It will also become a nightmare for elected representatives, social workers and activists who constantly work for the welfare of residents.

The natural boundaries of Baner Pashan BDP hills and Ramnadi river with Baner main road on one side and Pashan Sus Road on the other side are being ignored. Baner Pashan Link Road with over 60 housing societies is proposed to be split into two separate wards (13 – Baner – Sus Mhalunge and 14 – Pashan – Bavdhan Budruk) thereby raising major concerns as there will not be any single point of accountability or responsibility.

The current Aundh ward area of Aundh gaon which is of 359 societies and Dr Ambedkar Vasahat itself has over 56000 residents. Merging Balewadi with Aundh will result in proposed ward No.12 being of over 1 Lakh residents with current population estimates.

Residents from various regions of Pune have raised concerns and several hundreds of objections from the entire Pune have been received by PMC till now. Baner Pashan-Link Road Welfare Trust, Pashan Area Sabha, Balewadi Residents Welfare Federation, Aundh Vikas Mandal, Association of Nagar Road Citizens Forum and various other residents’ welfare groups across Pune have voiced their concerns about the irrational proposed ward boundaries.

Thus, based on the above information, legal objections have been filed in context to MMC Act, provisions under Chapter II, Section 5, Sub Section 3 and also legal objection under Section 29A.”

Adv Satya Mulay

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