Pune : Viman Nagar’s public garden cries for PMC’s attention

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A Pune Municipal Corporation garden saw its foundation laying programme two years ago, but since then there has been no development in the garden. The local residents informed that the garden is now being misused by miscreants often. The security lapse in the area is allowing miscreants to throw liquor bottles, dump garbage. 

C S Patwardhan, a resident of Viman Nagar area complained to Pune Pulse that Shriram Garden located opposite Rohan Mithila and Upper Parijat society has been lying neglected. The foundation laying programme was held at the garden about two years ago since then there has been no development at the place. Walking tracks are being made, pipes are lying around, but the garden is incomplete. There are liquor bottles strewn around and miscreants are using it as a den now. PMC should take charge of its property and develop it. 

When Pune Pulse spoke to the Ashok Ghorpade, garden superintendent, Pune Municipal Corporation he said, “The tender for lawn and garden has been issued while the tender process to carry out civil work in the garden is in process. The garden is spread across an area of 2 acres. Also, the height of the compound wall was short. In the upcoming budget this work will also be completed. By Diwali this year, the work at the garden should be completed. The work at garden was halted due to pandemic.” 

Arjun Jagtap, a social activist from the area told Pune Pulse that the garden has a security guard but if he is not performing his duty then PMC must look into it. Since there were no funds allocation for the garden, work couldn’t start at the garden. 

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