Pune Smart City
It provides Water 24/7 on the Road throughout the year, Mosquitoes have also to breed.
Double Concrete Benches are being constructed, where there are 2 Bus Stops at a point, which have 15 and 9 places for public to sit, these are 3rd and 4th, 1st got demolished when 2nd came up and 2nd went 4th came. After sometime, metal thief’s will take away iron by demolishing these benches.
You can find Pan, Vimal, Gopal 132 advertised by Actors Devgun, Randhir Kapoor, shops on Roads, empty plastic Vimals are scattered allover. Maharashtra govt. wants to ban plastic water bottles, which are picked by Rag pickers, but it will not ban throw away small plastics which contain Pan masala, Supari, Gutka, etc. These give money to Actors.
Roads and Footpaths are available to hawkers where one can find any item. Public will have to pay Taxes if they go to hotels for eating Drinking.
Pune is container free so as public does not have to walk to put garbage there, whole road is there for public to Litter. There are fines for Littering, Spitting, Urinating. Rarely anyone is ever fined.
PMC is increasing Property Taxes by 15% and public is asked to pay RS.50 per month for garbage collection from households. It does not ask households and societies to make compost out of Kitchen Waste, we have been doing it for years. For whole year it becomes 2-3 cu ft. Which is used for gardening.
Guardian minister takes Municipal Commissioners for Study Trip to London, which anyone can find about any City on Google. How else to utilize funds allocated for Smart City. Has he ever gone around City to see if it is clean and Roads, Footpaths are free of encroachments?
Smart City is too far, 1st it needs to be Swachh and Traffic rules need to be enforced.
Roads will be for Moving vehicles and not for Parking.
Footpaths for Pedestrians, not for Hawkers.
There need to be Garbage Bins at convenient places.
For Parking there need to be Parking Lots.
For Hawkers, there have to be Hawking centers.
These will generate revenue for PMC.
On Airport Road from 509 along Jail Wall there is No Footpath, a 3’ wide Tree Divider is there which Pedestrians cannot use. There is No Drainage, so when Rains comes or there is Leakage from water Valves water remains on the Road. There is Urinal which none can use as it stinks because there is no provision for water to maintain it clean, so public Urinates on Road.
Why money is being wasted in construction of Concrete Benches at Bus stops, where already there are sitting places for 24? more