Pune: Take immediate measures to alleviate traffic congestion problem in Hinjawadi IT hub: Ajit Pawar

Pune: Take immediate measures to alleviate traffic congestion problem in Hinjawadi IT hub: Ajit Pawar

Pune: Take immediate measures to alleviate traffic congestion problem in Hinjawadi IT hub: Ajit Pawar

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Ajit Pawar Pushes for Industry-Friendly Environment and Infrastructure Upgrades in Hinjawadi IT Hub

20 June 2024

Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar has called for immediate measures to alleviate traffic congestion and expedite infrastructure projects in Pune’s Rajiv Gandhi Information Technology Park, a globally recognized IT hub. 

During a meeting held at the Ministry on Wednesday, Pawar emphasized the urgent need for road widening, flyover construction, and improved solid waste management to benefit industries, employees, and local residents.

Pawar chaired a meeting regarding the demands of the Hinjewadi Industrial Association. Attendees included Additional Chief Secretary of Finance Department O.P. Gupta, Principal Secretary to Deputy Chief Minister Ashish Sharma, Principal Secretary Industries Department Harshdeep Kamble, Principal Secretary Urban Development Department Asim Kumar Gupta, Commissioner and CEO of Pune Metropolitan Regional Development Authority Rahul Mahiwal, Secretary Public Works Department Sadashiv Salunkhe, Industrial Development Commissioner Dipendra Singh Kushwaha, and Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation CEO Dr. Vipin Sharma. 

Additionally, Pune Divisional Commissioner Dr Chandrakant Pulkundwar, Pimpri-Chinchwad Police Commissioner Sunil Ramanand, Zilla Parishad CEO Santosh Patil, National Highway Authority Project Director Kadam, Hinjewadi Industrial Association President Captain Yogesh Joshi, and Secretary Colonel Charanjit Bhogal participated via teleconference.

Key Directives:

Traffic Congestion Solutions: Pawar stressed the need for coordinated efforts by PMRDA, PCMC, MIDC, and PWD to address all the issues in the Hinjewadi IT area. He proposed road widening, construction of six-lane roads, flyovers, and service roads, as well as the removal of unauthorized cables and billboards. Immediate repairs of road potholes, dividers, and sidewalks were also mandated.

Infrastructure Development: Noting the increased vehicular and residential traffic due to the influx of national and international companies, Pawar urged the acceleration of infrastructure projects. A 10-metric ton solid waste management project by MIDC is underway, but he also recommended a 100-metric-ton capacity project within the Gram Panchayat limits.

Law and Order: Establishment of a police station within MIDC limits was suggested to maintain law and order, with support from the Hinjewadi Industrial Association.

Pawar highlighted the importance of providing an industry-friendly environment and urged senior officers to conduct an inspection of the Hinjewadi area on Friday and Saturday, under the guidance of the Divisional Commissioner, to implement the necessary measures swiftly.