PUNE: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena leader Raj Thackeray expressed his concern about the future of Pune, stating that it took a considerable amount of time for Mumbai to deteriorate, but Pune is likely to follow path in a much shorter period.
Speaking at an event organized by the MNS city unit on the topic of “Planned development, sustainable progress,” and Thackeray emphasized that he has been visiting Pune for the past 25 years and has repeatedly voiced these concerns.
Thackeray highlighted the fragmented nature of Pune, pointing out that there are five distinct regions, including Hinjewadi, the city center, the riverside, and Vimannagar.
He noted that these areas have no connection or resemblance to each other, indicating a lack of cohesive planning. Thackeray blamed the authorities for neglecting Pune and its development. Moreover, Thackeray criticized the ruling parties, stating that progress accelerates when communication and transportation infrastructure improves.
He emphasized the importance of town planning at this crucial stage, urging those in power to recognize the need for foresight.