Pune: Wagholi Residents Plead Deputy CM Ajit Pawar for Essential Facilities

Pune: Wagholi Residents Plead Deputy CM Ajit Pawar for Essential Facilities

Pune: Wagholi Residents Plead Deputy CM Ajit Pawar for Essential Facilities

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Demands of adequate road infrastructure, commencement of the water project, etc, were put forward by the residents.

13 May 2024

By Khushi Maheshwari

The people of Wagholi have been consistently voicing out their grievances related to shortage of adequate road infrastructure and haphazard traffic that leads to accidents and deaths. Even though the construction for the water project has been finished, the ribbon is yet to be cut for it. Thereby, WACO or the Wagholi Against Corruption had penned Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar a letter to get him to address all of their concerns. 

The letter stated how there are no proper roads constructed in the area, and traffic rules are flouted on a daily basis. All of this has led to a lot of lives being lost in road accidents in Wagholi. 

Further, it appealed to the deputy chief minister to oversee the development of Wagholi the same way he has overseen that of Pimpri Chinchwad, hoping for roads that are as good in quality as Pimpri Chinchwad and Alandi Road. The letter also talked about the 5 MLD water project and encouraged its inauguration at the earliest, further pleading that the construction of the pending DP Road also be completed soon.

In the end, the residents requested Ajit Pawar to launch a development plan for Wagholi or else they will take to the streets to walk on their feet from Wagholi to his office. 

In their recent meeting, Team WACO has brought the pressing necessity for the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) to start water service in Wagholi to the attention of the Deputy Chief Minister. They have demanded that the substantially high property tax components connected to these services be waived off until this essential function is rendered. 

All the issues that were mentioned in the letter were discussed with Ajit Pawar during the meeting. It was also highlighted that around 18 lives were lost due to the bad road conditions and berserk driving by people. 

By August 2024, Ajit Pawar promised to address these problems. On behalf of the people of Wagholi, Team WACO vows to hold a protest outside Ajit Pawar’s office, highlighting the necessity of government action, should these promises not be met by then.