By: Pune Pulse
November 6, 2023
Pune: Residents of Accolade Society & nearby residential societies are in distress due to sewage/drainage water constantly flowing on the road, giving rise to stink and health issues, etc.
Speaking to Pune Pulse, Ramesh Kadaganchi, a resident of Accolade Society, Kharadi said, “Underground drainage has been overflowing for months, a very sick situation. More than 1000+ flat residents are impacted as this is the single available road. No action from Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC). Serious health issues like dengue, mosquito breeding, foul smell, and residents can’t even walk on the road. PMC has been informed many times along with photos, but no action so far. Need urgent attention by PMC.”
Jasjeet Singh, a resident of Accolade Society, Kharadi said, “There is only a 12-inch sewage/drainage pipe for all societies in the entire Accolade Road area. It is not enough. A very small blockage in the pipe leads to severe drainage issues. After the monsoon, dust settles in the sewage pipe. This choking problem erupts now and then. More than 7000 people stay in 8 to 9 residential societies in the Accolade Road area. The number of flats has increased in the locality. The sewage pipe remains of the same length. Whenever we complain to the PMC, they promptly respond by doing repair work. But no proper planning is done. So, proper upgradation for the roads & drainage pipelines is required.”
Sanjay Gonsalves, resident of Accolade Society, Kharadi said, “Filthy gutter water has been overflowing on the streets in a dense residential area around the Accolade Road, a locality in Kharadi. The stench from this leakage is unbearable. And the accumulation of dirty water for weeks is a severe health hazard because of mosquito breeding. In the past few months, the PMC made several half-hearted attempts to fix the problem, unsuccessfully wasting public money. Will the senior PMC officials note it and attend to the threats to public health? The PMC is obliged to maintain basic hygiene in public places.”
Somnath Bankar, Assistant Municipal Commissioner, PMC Nagar Road-Vadgaon Sheri Ward Office, said, “We haven’t received any complaint about the sewage water overflowing as of now. However, we will inspect the area & take appropriate steps to resolve the issue.”