Pune Pulse was the first publication to raise the issue faced by the residents of Rhythm Society at Kalewadi Phata because of encroachments on the footpath just outside their society.
Taking note of the report, the Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) monitored the situation and took stern action against the vendors by removing their businesses leading to an improvement in the situation and freeing the footpaths.
Speaking to Pune Pulse, Abhijit Garad, Secretary of Rhythm Society, Kalewadi Phata, said “It is a very proactive step from the PCMC to start removing the encroachments as it was causing a lot of menace to everyone. The movable encroachments such as vendors, hawkers etc have been completely removed. Now, another thing we want is the removal of non-movable encroachments like shops from here. However, this is a first step towards this & we are sure that soon, as the PCMC has given their word, the non-movable encroachments will also be removed.”
Several residents were troubled by many huge encroachments engulfing the entire footpath outside Rhythm Society due to which they had to face several problems.
Taking note of this, Shekhar Singh, PCMC Commissioner, has stated through X “Anti-Encroachment drives to remove illegal structures and establishments was also carried out today around the Rhythm Society, Kalewadi Phata, Wakad.”