In a recent statement, Mayur Bharat Jadhav, President of the Social Welfare Cell of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) in Pimpri Chinchwad city, emphasized the importance of relocating the 30 to 35 families residing in Jadhav Wasti, Tathawade, before initiating any road widening projects.
Jadhav stressed that the land occupied by these families is earmarked for road expansion by the Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC), underscoring the need for prompt action to address the residents’ concerns.
Sanjay Jadhav, a resident of Jadhav Wasti, echoed these sentiments, highlighting the prolonged residency of these families in the area and their lack of alternative housing options. Despite their longstanding presence predating the establishment of the Gram Panchayat in Tathawade, the PCMC has not taken concrete steps to facilitate their relocation or provide adequate housing solutions.
Mayur Bharat Jadhav further emphasized that the residents of Jadhav Wasti are indigenous to Tathawade and must not be overlooked in the PCMC’s development plans. He asserted that citizen welfare should take precedence over infrastructure projects and called for immediate action to address the residents’ plight.
The NCP President outlined plans to engage with the PCMC Commissioner to advocate for the prioritization of citizen relocation and underscored the widespread support garnered from local leaders and politicians for this cause.
Efforts to obtain comments from PCMC officials regarding the matter were unsuccessful at the time of reporting.
The overarching message is clear: before embarking on any road widening endeavors in Tathawade, the welfare and needs of its residents must be addressed and accommodated.