Pimpri-Chinchwad: Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is set to inaugurate a series of development projects in Pimpri-Chinchwad, including a significant water treatment plant and a new administrative building. These projects, initiated during the Bharatiya Janata Party’s tenure at the municipal corporation, aim to address the city’s water shortage and provide improved facilities for employees and visitors.
The highly anticipated water treatment plant at Chikhali, which was postponed due to Fadnavis’ unavailability, will ensure a supply of 100 million litres per day (MLD) to the industrial city.
Additionally, Fadnavis will inaugurate a pumping station in Nighoje, near Chakan, to lift water from the Indrayani river. Through a closed pipeline spanning 4 kilometers, the water will be transported to Chikhali for treatment at the new plant. As the Pavana dam’s water levels dip and citizens are advised to conserve water, the additional supply from the Chikhali plant will be immensely beneficial.
Furthermore, Fadnavis will conduct the groundbreaking ceremony for the new 18-floor administrative building of the PCMC. The current building, constructed in 1988, faces space constraints and fails to accommodate the growing number of employees, which has increased from 2,000 to over 7,000. The new building, designed with future expansion in mind, will offer ample space and modern facilities.
Notably, the new administrative building will provide a parking facility for over 1,000 two-wheelers and cars, alleviating the parking challenges faced by visitors and officials. Presently, the existing building’s limited parking space forces many vehicles to line up along the Pune-Mumbai highway, causing congestion issues exacerbated by the Pune Metro construction. This development aims to resolve the parking woes and improve accessibility for citizens and employees commuting to the PCMC headquarters.