Stop Construction Work In Biodiversity Park Zones – MP Vandana Chavan Tells PMC

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Pune, 5th March 2021: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Member of Parliament Vandana Chavan has demanded to stop the construction activity going on in the Biodiversity Park (BDP) zones across the city. She made the demand during her meeting with Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) municipal commissioner Vikram Kumar.

She met Kumar on the background of construction activity on various Biodiversity sensitive hills in the city and various quarries. There has been no action taken by PMC despite the State Government appointing a Beat officer.

“According to the notification by the State, every six months it is compulsory to take the Satellite Image but it is not happening”, she brought this to the commissioner’s notice. She also told the commissioner that the BDP zones are owned by the State and their conservation and development is done by crowdfunding and CSR funds by various companies.

The plotting on these sensitive zones is taking place without any hindrance. Various builders in the city are constructing on the natural water sources blocking their flow. PMC has done the mapping of all the natural water sources and they should be made open to people”, she demanded.

“the rising pollution in Pashan lake has posed danger for people and biodiversity of the lake. PMC should immediately take steps to clear it”, she said. Various issues of the city like garbage mounds on the roads, Air Quality Report, beggars were discussed during the meeting.