Despite being incorporated into the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) for seven years, Undri village and its surrounding localities continue to lack essential amenities such as water and proper drainage systems. Frustrated by the persistent neglect from the authorities, residents have united under a resolution: no water, no vote, no tax.
Dilip Shah, President of the Undri Residents Association, along with former Gram Panchayat members Jayashree Punekar and Dilip Shah, highlighted the dire situation. They questioned the justification behind the PMC’s collection of substantial property taxes when basic services remain absent.
Despite numerous pleas, protests, and appeals to local officials, including ex-MLAs and municipal leaders, the PMC has consistently failed to address the residents’ grievances. Consequently, all local societies have pledged to boycott future elections and withhold property tax payments until the PMC fulfills its obligation to provide water.
During a recent gathering, representatives from various societies, including Astonia Classic Society, Icon Residency, Ira Society, Bhoomi Spring Town Society, Atur Nagar Society, Nyati Erica, Nyati Esteban, Nyati Chesterfield, Nyati Windchimes, and Bhoomi Spring Town Society, voiced their solidarity with the resolution.