Pune: PMC gives June 10 deadline to complete pre-monsoon works

Pune: PMC gives June 10 deadline to complete pre-monsoon works

Pune: PMC gives June 10 deadline to complete pre-monsoon works

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Despite claims of completing 100% of the work, it is still ongoing in areas like Kothrud, Karve Road, Katraj, Ambegaon, Mangalwar Peth, Bhavani Peth, Shivane, and the NDA. 

The Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority (PMRDA), Pune Metro, National Highway Authority of India (NHAI), and Public Works Department (PWD) have been given time till June 10 by the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) to finish pre-monsoon work inside PMC limits.

PMC’s additional municipal commissioner, Prithviraj, held a pre-monsoon review meeting with stakeholders including PMRDA, Pune Metro, NHAI, PWD, MSEDCL, water supply and road departments, and PMC’s drainage department officials. He urged all departments to work together to complete pre-monsoon work by June 10.

Despite claims of completing 100% of the work, it is still ongoing in areas like Kothrud, Karve Road, Katraj, Ambegaon, Mangalwar Peth, Bhavani Peth, Shivane, and the NDA. Pre-monsoon work includes cleaning nalas, drainage lines, stormwater drains, and chambers. Earlier, the PMC had set a May 31 deadline for the completion of pre-monsoon work, but it is still ongoing in many areas of the city. The cleaning began on March 26, 2024, after all 23 work orders were given to the contractor. All 116 critical culverts, 185 km of drainage lines, and 100% of priority drain cleaning have been completed.

The PMC is addressing blocked streams and drains in densely populated areas of Kondhawe-Dhawade, Uttam Nagar, and Shivane, which flood settlements during monsoons. 

Dinkar Gojare, superintendent engineer, drainage department of PMC has highlighted the incomplete pre-monsoon work from Kharadi to Wagholi, including cleaning box culverts and stormwater lines and chambers. He has also highlighted the incomplete work of the NHAI (Balewadi to Katraj) and instructed the PMRDA to clean nalas in critical areas to avoid water logging problems during the monsoon. PMC also instructed the PMRDA to use iron stormwater chambers instead of cement chambers on Ganeshkhind Road, replace water pipelines near culverts, and level stormwater drainage chambers and drawing chambers at the road surface.