Pune: Unmarried Couples Banned From Pashan Lake; PMC Claims Decision Was Taken For Security Reasons

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Pune, 26th August 2022: While many parks in the jurisdiction of Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) are in disrepair, ignoring it, the Garden Department has started a new industry of policing lovers or couples. Unmarried couples are banned from lounging around the Pashan Lake area as it disturbs the citizens enjoying nature. The Municipal Corporation has claimed that this decision was taken for security reasons.

Efforts are being made by the Pune Municipal Corporation, local citizens, and environment-friendly organisations for the conservation of Pashan Lake, and to ensure that sewage does not enter, aquatic plants do not grow, and biodiversity in the area is maintained.


Due to a large number of trees in the Pashan Lake area, various species of birds live there. Citizens interested in birds often spend time in and around Pashan Lake. Couples come here to walk, but they are hurdles for the citizens who are there to see birds.

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“Two dead bodies have been found in Pashan Lake so far. There may be disputes between loving couples or unmarried couples. The Municipal Corporation does not have an adequate security system there. It has been decided to ban the citizens from coming for bird watching in the area of Pashan Lake as it is also a hindrance. All other parks in the city are open to couples,” said Ashok Ghorpade, Garden Superintendent, PMC.

In this regard, citizens who come for bird watching have complained to the park department, and unmarried couples have been banned from visiting this place. However, the question of how the security guards and employees of the municipal corporation will distinguish between married couples, unmarried couples, loving couples, brothers and sisters coming to the Pashan Lake area has been raised on this occasion.