Pune: PCCF Manifesto Demands Daily Water Supply, Senior Citizen Welfare, and Urban Infrastructure

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Pimpri Chinchwad, 27th April 2024: The Pimpri Chinchwad Citizen Forum (PCCF) has released a manifesto advocating various improvements for the city, representing the voices of Pimpri Chinchwad citizens. Present at the manifesto release were Rajiv Bhavsar, Tushar Shinde, Suryakant Muthiyan, Ganesh Bora, and Anand Panse. It was announced that every candidate competing in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections from Maval and Shirur constituencies would receive this manifesto. Furthermore, it was demanded that whichever candidate is elected must prioritize the demands outlined in the manifesto.

The manifesto addresses several key issues. Despite the commencement of metro services in Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad, inadequate parking facilities at metro stations remain a concern. The manifesto emphasizes the need for efficient parking facilities and feeder services. Additionally, waste management policies need to be implemented effectively, and efforts should be made to not only transform the city into a “smart city” but also ensure it is livable for its citizens.

Furthermore, the manifesto highlights the challenge of alternate-day water supply over the past four and a half years. It calls for measures to ensure daily water supply, the implementation of a national policy for seniors, and the initiation of a separate pension scheme to improve the standard of living for senior citizens in the unorganized sector. Other demands include clear footpaths for pedestrians, prevention of unauthorized constructions, strict enforcement of plastic bans, efficient implementation of river reclamation projects, and continuous operation of sewage treatment plants.

Concerns are also raised regarding ongoing works on the Pune-Lonavala railway line, which may need to be demolished after the route is four-laned, resulting in wastage of public funds. The manifesto stresses the importance of considering future plans and taking appropriate steps.

Moreover, the manifesto advocates for the extension of metro services from Chakan to Nashik Phata, Talegaon Railway Station to Chakan and Talawade, Hinjawadi Information Technology Park to Bhima Koregaon to Wagholi, and the promotion of tourism through the preservation and conservation of historical and religious sites in the city.