Pune News: Chinchwad MLA Calls For Audit and GPS Tracking Of Water Tankers in Pimpri-Chinchwad Amid Allegations of Corruption

Pune News: Chinchwad MLA Calls For Audit and GPS Tracking Of Water Tankers in Pimpri-Chinchwad Amid Allegations of Corruption

Pune News: Chinchwad MLA Calls For Audit and GPS Tracking Of Water Tankers in Pimpri-Chinchwad Amid Allegations of Corruption

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Chinchwad constituency MLA Ashwini Jagtap in the monsoon assembly recently raised the issue of no accountability of water tankers. In Pimpri-Chinchwad, it has been observed that water tankers are being leased due to water shortages affecting elite settlements, housing associations, commercial complexes, industries, and slum dwellers. In April 2024, concerns were raised that the number of water tankers supplied from the Municipal Corporation center did not match the reported figures. The authorities have been reluctant to provide accurate information to the Water Supply Department.

Additionally, it has been pointed out that despite a 40% water leakage and theft rate, water is being sold to citizens by artificially creating a scarcity. This is allegedly done in collusion with certain authorities and brokers to benefit the illegal tanker lobby.

The government is urged to investigate this matter thoroughly. There is a need to audit all private and municipal water tankers. Furthermore, the installation of GPS systems on tankers leased by the municipal corporation is recommended. This would ensure accountability and transparency. Actions against the involved tanker mafia contractors and municipal officials are also necessary.

Sachin Londhe, a concerned resident, responded to the issue raised by Chinchwad MLA in the assembly, saying, “We appreciate your initiative, MLA, but since 2014, housing societies have been struggling for sufficient water supply. Despite assurances from state authorities, the reality remains that PCMC has not received the promised water supply.
This time, cooperative housing societies will refrain from voting in the upcoming MLA elections unless we receive written assurances from the candidates on two key issues:
1. Daily 100% water supply and 2. A 43-meter drivable Datta Mandir Road. If these demands are not met, we will launch a campaign under the banner: NO WATER, NO 43-METER-WIDE WAKAD DATTA MANDIR ROAD, THEN NO VOTE from housing societies.” 

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