Pune News : More 1000 residents come out in support of Rhythm society over encroachment by squatters in Wakad 

Wakad: Following the issue raised by Pune Pulse Newspaper regarding the residents of Rhythm Society facing severe concerns due to the presence of illegal squatters on PMRDA’s open space causing trouble to the residents, another housing society has come forward with a similar problem. Anmol Residency Co-operative Housing Society, which has more than 1000 residents, has written a letter to the Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Commissioner, urging immediate action.

The issue was first raised by Rhythm society in Wakad about the illegal squatters occupying the space in the open space. 

According to the letter, a PMRDA plot adjacent to the Anmol Residency Society has not been maintained or developed by PMRDA for many years. The open land has become a breeding ground for illegal settlements and activities, leading to highly unhygienic and unsafe conditions for the residents of the society. The illegal settlers have built sheds and huts without proper sanitation, disposed of waste in streams and open pits, and even bred pigs, causing various health issues for the neighboring residents.

The situation has also led to law and order problems in the area, with people defecating in broad daylight and incidences of fire at odd times at night. The letter highlights that the authorities have not been able to resolve key issues like open defecation, illegal huts/encroachments, and breeding ground for pigs even in posh localities, which sends out a wrong message about Wakad and Pimpri Chinchwad across the country.

The letter calls for establishing well-formed wall boundaries to the open plot, removing unauthorized settlers, and implementing the sanctioned development plan on the said open land to bring proper law and order to the area. The residents of Anmol Residency Society have asked for a written response from the authorities on any action taken so far and a plan of action with timelines and activities to be carried out.

Mrunal Jadhav 

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