The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has announced its decision to keep property taxes and water tax rates unchanged for the upcoming municipal budget, signaling a dedication to equitable governance.
Despite the inclusion of 23 new villages within PMC’s jurisdiction, the corporation has proposed a reduced 20% water tax for these areas, recognizing the challenges of inadequate water supply and prioritizing residents’ welfare.
PMC Commissioner Vikram Kumar’s introduction of an ultrasound system for inspecting underground service lines, including mobile network cables, marks a forward-thinking approach to curb water theft.
The pilot survey conducted in Baner and Balewadi has yielded valuable insights, paving the way for a comprehensive citywide assessment. By addressing issues concerning water distribution and illegal connections, PMC aims to foster a safer and healthier living environment for its residents.
Kumar’s emphasis on the significance of this initiative is laudable, as it promises to furnish the civic administration with detailed insights for enhanced management and regulation. PMC’s unwavering commitment to tackling water distribution challenges and unauthorized connections is poised to enhance the overall quality of life for Pune’s residents.