In a recent development, BJP MLA and Shirur Lok Sabha Election Chief, Mahesh Landge, has urged for the creation of a dedicated post headquarters for Pimpri-Chinchwad, akin to an independent Police Commissionerate.
Landge emphasized the need for enhanced postal services in the city and surrounding areas to streamline administrative functions and better serve the populace.
In a statement directed to Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnav of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, Landge highlighted the current administrative setup where Pimpri-Chinchwad is incorporated under the Pune Divisional Post Office. He noted that the existing arrangement, which encompasses both urban and rural areas of Pune district, struggles to efficiently manage the postal operations for a population nearing two crores.
Citing Pimpri-Chinchwad’s rapid urbanization and emerging status as a ‘metro city’, Landge underscored the necessity for administrative restructuring in line with the district bifurcation policy proposed by the Maharashtra government. Drawing a parallel to the successful establishment of a separate Police Commissionerate for Pimpri-Chinchwad in 2018, Landge advocated for the creation of a distinct divisional office for the Indian Postal Department to better cater to the region’s needs.
To this end, Landge disclosed that a letter was sent to all Divisional Post Offices on June 24, 2021, urging for the division of the Pune divisional post headquarters and the establishment of a separate post headquarters for Pimpri-Chinchwad and its rural areas. Landge expressed intentions to personally meet with Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnav in New Delhi to further press the matter and seek necessary approvals.
The initiative spearheaded by Mahesh Landge reflects a concerted effort to address the evolving administrative requirements of Pimpri-Chinchwad and enhance the delivery of essential postal services to its burgeoning population.