Following the Friday launch of seven projects, including one for road sweeping machines in Pimpri Chinchwad, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar brought in 16 foreign vehicles for the purpose of mechanically sweeping the roads within the district.
The new YCM Hospital for resident doctors in Pimpri, the Divyang Bhavan for people with disabilities in Morwadi, the domestic waste processing unit in Kasarwadi, and the waste management transfer station in Kalewadi were among the six other projects that Pawar officially opened.
Some of these projects, according to civic officials, were finished some time ago, but they weren’t officially launched because PCMC was attempting to arrange for the chief minister or deputy chief minister to be invited to the opening ceremony.
In 2022, the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) announced the mechanical road sweeping project. However, due to the Russia-Ukraine conflict and other issues, the delivery of imported vehicles from Italy was delayed.
Nowadays, labourers employed by a third-party organization manually clean the roads inside the PCMC limits. To mechanically clean 670.15 km of roads, the civic body will spend Rs 328.95 crore over a seven-year period.
Pawar emphasized the necessity of establishing a new civic body for the areas bordering Pimpri Chinchwad and Pune during the visit. According to Ajit Pawar, there have been more people living in Alandi, Chakan, Dehu, Rajgurunagar, and Wagholi. For them, a municipal corporation must be formed. They are planning, taking into account what will be needed over the next fifty years.