Pune: PCMC To Have Representation Of Pimpri-Chinchwad Co-operative Housing Societies Federation In Committee To Monitor Infrastructure Work

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Siddhi Dharmadhikari
Pimpri, 1st February 2022: On January 22, Pimpri-Chinchwad Co-operative Housing Societies Federation (PCCHSF) wrote a letter to Rajesh Patil, Commissioner, Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) appealing to form a committee to look after day-to-day operations of the basic infrastructure work as well as they also demanded neutral representation of the federation to coordinate directly with the department.

Speaking to Punekar News, PCCHSF President Tejaswini Dhomse Sawai informed about her meeting with the additional commissioner of PCMC Vikas Dhakane in this regard.

“Additional Commissioner Dhakane informed that the committee will be formed in the first week of April”, she added.

Currently, the entire city of Pimpri Chinchwad is facing different problems while various development works are underway for the infrastructure. Over the last several months, the city has been undergoing road repairs and new construction. Many times underground cables, gutters on the road are being destroyed unknowingly or intentionally while these works are in progress. Various times, the federation has protested against such issues on social media. But the voices of the city dwellers have been ignored.

While keeping this in mind, the PCCHSF has demanded that the city dwellers should be represented as autonomous bodies in addition to the people’s representatives of the municipality.

In the letter, the committee also requested to monitor the work of infrastructure in the city with the help of one to two representatives from the Federation office-bearers stating that they should have a place in such a committee with the authority.

They also addressed some of the problems throughout the city in the current state of affairs and many of them are faced by the residents of the society on a daily basis:

1. When the construction work is started in the city, the underground power cables of Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) break due to such constructions, and because of this, there is no electricity for 30 to 36 hours. As a result, online classes, work from home get affected.

2. Accidents due to slippery roads during concreting of roads.

3. During such works, safety measures are not taken on both sides of the road as per rules, which may lead to more accidents.

In the letter, they also mentioned that by participating in this committee, they want to reduce these problems so citizens can focus on various federation activities. The federation expressed that the entire responsibility will remain with the municipality and the person who has officially accepted the position of the representative.