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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Dream Season for a Die Hard Fan.....

What a season this has been on cricket front as well as for the nation.

It's been a while that  this space had  commented 'on the field' moments on  subject as trivial as cricket. But as everyone knows including the big brothers (Orwellian reference in this age) that this space belong to a blogger.

The season started with 4 tests in WI which was on the road and then home season run of 13 tests. Nevertheless the efficiency of Indian team on its own  shores was always been granted. There were the aberrations as  I recount like 2000 series with SA , 2004 Aus series. These two series were won by pace  which followed  a set trend  by WI wins in 80s (Marshall Holding and others). I remember the terror of these fast bowlers. I remember that series when we grew up to  drinking Thumsup and getting a player picture on reverse of the lid and completing the team to win fun bottles. How fooled we were just after a triumph at the Lords versus WI  when we claimed ourselves world champions on that glorious evening in London in June 03. But it was '85 Melbourne which made us felt like real champions which was followed with Rothmans trophy victory in Sharjah . Only instance when foreign spinners won on Indian soil in my cognizant  cricket memory is 2012-13 England in India . The pitch strategy had to be blamed apart from exceptional skills by Cook, Pieterson, Monty and Swann....

This season has been most memorable acknowledging the winning ratio of Indian team .  To say that it was a team effort is a cliché' but then all stood up when it counted; be it skilful spin of Ashwin, unsung batting heroics of Pujara, Rahul, Rahane , Vijay and most surprisingly pace efforts led by Umesh ( who was exceptional in his bowling ahead of leading pacers servicing their respective teams like SA, NZ , Aus , Eng), Ishant, Bhuvi ( priceless wicket of Smith whom we had no clue of getting out but this bowler had that in final decider innings). Few new comers made their inclusions count like Kuldip, Nair, Jayant . Lost were  the old guards like Mishra (Hard Trier), Rohit and few more .  I would like also to acknowledge the rubbing effects of Captain HOT ( as against reference to MSD) who mattered in all the season with his bat except that the  law of averages caught up in final series where he mattered in a different role  countering everything said against him and his team verbally . We did not miss Dhoni thanks to non fussed Saha behind wickets and scoring crucial runs. And last but not the least it was light and sound show of Sir Jadeja.  Also Kudos to Team Australia and captain smith for their performance and spirit.

It was not just the result of series vs Australia but consistent performance of team against England , NZ and WI ( Not that I discount Bangladesh) that made all fans, who followed Indian cricket religiously since the times of Gavaskar and the great Kapil Dev take a special note. We always will miss the generation of Ganguly, Dravid, VVS, Kumble neither we ignore the impact of greatest SRT in all formats and game patterns. Then Dhoni led us to ultimate glories in WC, ICCT20 and CT. Next Gen comprisng of Sehwag, Yuvi, Bhajji, Gambhir, Pathan  also clicked when it mattered the most. Unsung heroes like Kaif (lords 02), Agarkar (Adelaide 03), Bangar (Leeds 02), Akash Chopra and few more with due apologies for non  inclusion.




But this is pinnacle of history for a hard core fan like yours truly. I hear someone say that victories in away conditions matter most which they do but for now it's the best moment. Then always there is a final frontier for everyone in cricket and life as said by indomitable Steve Waugh . Just to mention that the Final Frontier  is as fictional as star trek for all teams playing now. There were teams like  WI in 80s and Aus in next two decades who managed to dominate everywhere. Wishing that this team does same.  Dil Mange More......

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Come November

Citizen reviews year 2016.

It was really an year of hectic November activities be it demonetization , US elections  and international terror.
Rest of the events were not as important unless if cricket is your religion . I am one of those who admire Dhoni . End of era or baton change. Legal problems of BCCI apart good time to be an Indian cricket  fan but for one semi-final in Mumbai during ICCT20WC.
I am no more fan of clichéd Bollywood but Dangal got one  of the Khans back  on tracks (despite parental guidelines in TZP) . Big B  rules again in Pink.  Year starting with Natasamrat  for Marathi but feel it's time to  get off Ventilator and move on from going wild as in Sairat.  Sorry theatre folks (including those at Happy colony Kothrud sangha) was not there to comment.
On world stage US elections ruled under awe for the incumbent who had defied everything in past but had to accommodate a new comer who deserves a chance despite a surprise. Need a full stop on terror . Lot of expectations for a newcomer.  World had refugee and terror issues (europe , turkey etc) which are still to be solved. Brexit also opened Pandora's box.
On demonetization having debated with all stake holders ,  it was  a  good move . Though could have been implemented better. Point is we have someone who acts despite odds. Being away from action  never helped for  me to comprehend but nothing mattered eventually for those on ground that what ground reality is. Move towards cashless (or less cash) was needed. Opposition got further into abyss and really feel there would have been better leaders to challenge the incumbents. But then few idiots on helm spoilt that . Not good for democracy. State elections in 17 will help us really gauge the winds of change.
Don't want to comment on IT and business these days.  There is a game changer evolving every day. Exciting time to be an entrepreneur. Real estate though needs to reinvent after November.  Make in India story needs impetus  and innovation.
Pune will go to municipal elections in 17 and post November we have seen many equations changing.  Metro and other few important plans have been approved but feel really sceptical about implementation. Thankfully we had good monsoon in 16 which eased out few problems.  Pune no more is as safe it was say in earlier years but still in comparison to peer cities its ok.
Year  2016 experienced  November Rains  but then  only  the time will tell its consequences
Year 2017  is  very important  new year and  has lots in store.  All the best. Lets enjoy 17th year of millennium. Last few years left as a teenager.

 Author runs blog http://nayakgiri.blogspot.com

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Family asks for stationery as offering during Ganeshotsav in Pune

While most people keep complaining about the wastage of food and excessive festivities during Ganeshotsav that only add eyeballs but don’t lend much significance, some have gone ahead and done something different to make the festival more meaningful.
Taking the lead is one family from Aundh, which has asked its guests visiting their home to take darshan of the idol with offerings as books, pencils, pens or any other stationery rather than eatables or flower garlands.
The initiative has been taken by Jignesh and Priya Karia, residents of Sindh Society who started the idea by messaging their friends and relatives a few days ago.
“Every festival we have been trying to reduce the unnecessary fanfare and instead do something meaningful for society as we think we owe to our future generations to set an example. So even on Diwali, rather than having a big puja, we went to an orphanage and celebrated there. This year, it was my husband and son Daiwik who suggested this idea to the family. Every year, we ask guests not to bring along any offerings, but they still end up doing it. So we decided to instead specify to them that we want them to bring stationery, be it a book or a pen,” says Priya.
The response, she says, has been heartwarming.
“It’s the first day, so we don’t know how much we would collect. But whatever we collect at the end of the festival, we have decided to double it with our contribution and give it to students of an orphanage or a municipal school,” she said.
The effect of this small effort has already started showing. One of Priya’s friends is Monica Arora, director of Beacon High School on Moshi’s Spine Road. “I thought why not educate the children of our school to follow this practice. Rather than taking sweets or flowers, why not take stationery as prasad. And that is why we held awareness lectures for students, making them realise the significance of this act. We have asked them to follow suit and also to spread the word to devotees around them,” says Arora.

Friday, May 13, 2016

दोन आठवड्यानंतर ही नगर रोड बीआरटी मुलभूत सुरक्षा व आयटीएमएस अखंडित बीआरटी मार्गिका ,वीज पुरवठा, गर्दीच्या चौकातील बीआरटी दुभाजक गायब,पादचारी सिग्नल-वार्डन

We had written to you twice earlier on the subject.You had promised to meet on 2nd May 2016, yet we are awaiting the appointment.
We again visited for the update on Sunday 8th May 2016.
The condition has gone bad to worse,re NAGAR RD BRT:EVEN AFTER 2 WEEKS

BASIC REQUISITES :
1.SAFETY MEASURES GROSSLY NEGLECTED:

2.ITMS in buses as well as at bus stations missing,nonfunctional,damaged, partly working.Yerwada,Pachva Mail,Tata Guard Room,Chandan nagar,Janak baba,Aaple Ghar,Kharadi byepass,Vimannagar,

3.WARDENS not deployed,not present,not effective, not authorised.Vadgao Sheri,

4.MISSING CONTINUITY of BRT CORRIDOR- TATA GUARD ROOM, APLE GHAR TO WAGHOLI (5kms)

5.DAMAGED DIVIDERS,PUNCTURES,NO SIGNALS at crowded junctions,Shastrinagar,Ramwadi,Vadgao Sheri phata,Vimannagar,

6.Bus station doors, damaged, missing, non functional.Repair work of inferior quality, Rollers damaged uprooted fell in corridor.Ramwadi,Yerwada.

7.Vehicles incl ST Buses,2wheelers encroaching in BRT CORRIDOR etc,etc.,etc.

8.Buses breakdown in BRT CORRIDOR.

9.PMP EMPLOYEE MISSING at Vimannagar ,Wadia Bungloetc.

10.Wagholi is not at all BRT TRANSFER TERMINAL, hardly 30% of the Nagar Rd PMP buses go to Terminal that too only for turning & resting, mere 2-3% commuters go to Terminal for boarding bus.Moreover buses never cometo temperory stand, No information at all of routes.timingsetc. no water,notoilets .

11.70-80% buses & 97% commuters forced to use unsafe dangerous without bus stop sign board or shelter bus stop on NAGAR RD HIGHWAY KESNAND JUNCTION-WAGHOLI.
12.Racing buses in BRT CORRIDOR/JUNCTION.
13.NO ROAD FURNITURE RE NOTICES,WARNINGS AT ENTRY/EXIT OF BRT CORRIDOR,PEDESTRIANS CROSSINGS FOR PEDESTRIANS , BUS COMMUTERS, BUS DRIVERS, VEHICLE USERS etc.
14.noPROPER TRAININGTO BUS DRIVERS, PMP ATTENDANTS, SECURITY GUARDS, TRAFFIC WARDENS.
The photos attached.



दोन आठवड्यानंतर ही नगर रोड बीआरटी मुलभूत सुरक्षा आयटीएमएस अखंडित बीआरटी मार्गिका ,वीज पुरवठा, गर्दीच्या चौकातील बीआरटी दुभाजक गायब,पादचारी सिग्नल-वार्डन च्या गंभीर त्रुटी कायम, मनपा पीएमपी उदासीन (फोटो पहा )
Your urgent attention and action requested before a major mishap takes place, already 5 accidents-5 injured in NAGAR RD BRT in first 5 Days itself.
jugal rathi  vivek velankar  sanjay shitole  satish chitale
P M P  P R A V A S I  M A N C H,  P U N E
qaneez sukhrani

NAGAR ROAD CITIZENS FORUM 

Thursday, May 12, 2016

NAGAR RD BRT:EVEN AFTER 2 WEEKS,BASIC REQUISITES,SAFETY MEASURES GROSSLY NEGLECTED: ITMS,WARDENS,MISSING CONTINUITY,DAMAGED

Dear Sir,
We had written to you twice earlier on the subject.You had promised to meet on 2nd May 2016, yet we are awaiting the appointment.
We again visited for the update on Sunday 8th May 2016.
The condition has gone bad to worse,re NAGAR RD BRT:EVEN AFTER 2 WEEKS

BASIC REQUISITES :
1.SAFETY MEASURES GROSSLY NEGLECTED:

2.ITMS in buses as well as at bus stations missing,nonfunctional,damaged, partly working.Yerwada,Pachva Mail,Tata Guard Room,Chandan nagar,Janak baba,Aaple Ghar,Kharadi byepass,Vimannagar,

3.WARDENS not deployed,not present,not effective, not authorised.Vadgao Sheri,

4.MISSING CONTINUITY of BRT CORRIDOR- TATA GUARD ROOM, APLE GHAR TO WAGHOLI (5kms)

5.DAMAGED DIVIDERS,PUNCTURES,NO SIGNALS at crowded junctions,Shastrinagar,Ramwadi,Vadgao Sheri phata,Vimannagar,

6.Bus station doors, damaged, missing, non functional.Repair work of inferior quality, Rollers damaged uprooted fell in corridor.Ramwadi,Yerwada.

7.Vehicles incl ST Buses,2wheelers encroaching in BRT CORRIDOR etc,etc.,etc.

8.Buses breakdown in BRT CORRIDOR.

9.PMP EMPLOYEE MISSING at Vimannagar ,Wadia Bungloetc.

10.Wagholi is not at all BRT TRANSFER TERMINAL, hardly 30% of the Nagar Rd PMP buses go to Terminal that too only for turning & resting, mere 2-3% commuters go to Terminal for boarding bus.Moreover buses never cometo temperory stand, No information at all of routes.timingsetc. no water,notoilets .

11.70-80% buses & 97% commuters forced to use unsafe dangerous without bus stop sign board or shelter bus stop on NAGAR RD HIGHWAY KESNAND JUNCTION-WAGHOLI.
12.Racing buses in BRT CORRIDOR/JUNCTION.
13.NO ROAD FURNITURE RE NOTICES,WARNINGS AT ENTRY/EXIT OF BRT CORRIDOR,PEDESTRIANS CROSSINGS FOR PEDESTRIANS , BUS COMMUTERS, BUS DRIVERS, VEHICLE USERS etc.
14.noPROPER TRAININGTO BUS DRIVERS, PMP ATTENDANTS, SECURITY GUARDS, TRAFFIC WARDENS.
The photos attached.

Your urgent attention and action requested before a major mishap takes place, already 5 accidents-5 injured in NAGAR RD BRT in first 5 Days itself.

Monday, April 25, 2016

BRT NAGAR ROAD: BEFORE ROLL OUT, ENSURE ; 1.SAFETY & OPERATIONAL READINESS, 2.EFFECTIVE MAINTENANCE & ENFORCEMENT SYSTEMS IN PLACE, 3.AUDIT BY EXPERTS & COMMUTERS 4.EXTENSIVE PUBLIC OUTREACH

BRT NAGAR ROAD:
BEFORE ROLL OUT, PLEASE ENSURE ;
1.SAFETY & OPERATIONAL READINESS
2. EFFECTIVE MAINTENANCE & ENFORCEMENT SYSTEMS IN PLACE,
3.AUDIT BY EXPERTS & COMMUTERS
4.EXTENSIVE PUBLIC OUTREACH
Dear Sirs,
a. TransferTerminal be well designed & fully developed and complete incl,ITMS,Real time passenger information,amenities,off board ticketing/pass centre,etc.
b. Extended corridor to Wagholi Terminal be completed in all respects BRT Ready.
c. Operational & Safety Audit by Experts & NGO/Commuter representatives.  
d. Bus stops were built since 3-4 years;were damaged ,Ensure duly repaired doors functional, seating in good condition,pathway intact, electric fittings etc.
e. Inverter/uninterrupted power supply at each bus station and bus terminal.
f.  Warden recruitment,training,deployment at bus stops,traffic signals,entry/exit of BRT Corridor,pedestrian crossings, physical presence at given destination & time duration;attendence muster on site/nearest bus stop,regular supervision-records, escalation,deterrent action.
g. BRT Trained Drivers only, A list of such drivers, Depo Manager to ensure.For Defaults severe action on Contractors/Depo Managers
h. Drivers talking on mobile while driving, jumping red signal,racing & overtaking within BRT Corridor should be suspended.
i.  Road Furniture;Distinct,Prominent,Safety Notices/Instructions for citizens,passengers,pedestrians,other vehicles at every junction,
pedestrians crossings,& at distance of every 200 meters.
j. Good Illumination at bus stop, Traffic Junctions,Entry/Exit of Corridor,Pedestrians crossings,thru night BRT Operations time.
k. Direct Ticket for Direct Passengers beyond BRT Corridor valid for any bus on the route.
l. Free Bus Travel for One Month & at 50% rates for ticket/passes next 2 months for BRT Promotion and for converting private vehicle users to BRT.
m. Synchronized ITMS to ensure Bus Doors & Bus Stop Doors will not open without proper docking of buses AND Bus will not start without closing of Bus & Bus stop doors.
n. The bus be deployed on route only if checked and ITMS and doors are functional and in good condition.
o. The contractors should be required to maintain 15 % spare buses for  redeploying in case of break downs , doors not operational, ITMS non-functional.
p. Do not be dependent totally on Contractors for BRT Operations.They have held city & lakhs of passengers to ransom by declaring BUS STOPPAGE.
q. PMPML has 650 right side doors JNNURM buses in its fleet. These buses be made BRT READY.
r. The BRT training be imparted to 200 PMPML drivers, who can be deployed on BRT when needed.
s. The Passenger information Display,incl Reserved Seats,Helplines,Bus Numbers,be prominently ,visibly,distinctly displayed at one or multiple locations in buses & bus stops/ terminals , AND if space available, then only, it be allotted to Advertisers. Any violations be dealt with  seriously, penalised and advertisement contractor be blacklisted, and contract be cancelled.(Vishrantwadi terminal)
t. Buses also running in MV lanes and some buses travelling in BRT lane but not halting at bus stations is grossly wrong and ridiculous and be totally banned
No other vehicles be permitted in BRT Corridor.
u. BRT Full length corridor, and ALL announced bus stations must be BRT ready & operational before roll out.
(After 8 months even,Sangvi phata bus station not operational; Break in between BRT corridor, BRT buses use Service road).
Most of above measures suggested are based on our own ill experiences of recently rolled out BRT Corridors(photos available):
i.Sangamwadi-Vishrantwadi. ii.Sangvi-Kivale. iii.Bhosari-Hinjewadi.
v.  Prompt & Effective Grievance Redressal system. Hundreds of complaints registered with PMPML but no effective action.
BRT Nagar Road is delayed for 3-4years , it is essential that it should be rolled out earlier, but
BRT NAGAR ROAD: BEFORE ROLL OUT, PLEASE ENSURE ;
1.SAFETY & OPERATIONAL READINESS,
2. EFFECTIVE MAINTENANCE & ENFORCEMENT SYSTEMS IN PLACE,
3.AUDIT BY EXPERTS & COMMUTER
4.Extensive PUBLIC OUTREACH .
Thanks & Regards,
jugal rathi   vivek velankar  sanjay shitole  satish chitale
P M P  P R A V A S I  M A N C H
sudhir jatar,
Nagrik Chetna Manch
qaneez sukhrani, Association of Nagar Road Citizens Forums

sherna gandhy, Viman Nagar Citizens Forum

Thursday, April 14, 2016

१२०० बस खरेदीतून वाहतूक प्रश्न सुटणार",जाणीवपूर्वक दिशाभूल करणारा,पीएमपी साठी आत्मघातकी निर्णय , कोणाच्या हिताचा ?

Hon CM & Hon Transport Minister, Hon Mayor,Hon MC, PUNE & PIMPRI CHINCHWAD
Hon CMD & Directors,PMPML,Pune
Dear Madam & Sirs

"१२०० बस खरेदीतून वाहतूक प्रश्न सुटणार",जाणीवपूर्वक दिशाभूल करणारा,पीएमपी साठी आत्मघातकी निर्णय , कोणाच्या हिताचा ?
The representation in marathi is attached.
Your urgent attention & action solicited to save only Public Transport available for 65 lakhs citizens of PMC & PCMC  alongwith surroundings, "१२०० बस खरेदीतून वाहतूक प्रश्न सुटणार",जाणीवपूर्वक दिशाभूल करणारा,पीएमपी साठी आत्मघातकी निर्णय , कोणाच्या हिताचा ?
THANKS & REGARDS,

jugal rathi  vivek velankaqr  sanjay shitole  satish chitale

P M P    P R A V A S I    M A N C H

Friday, April 1, 2016

हॉस्पिटलच्या केमिस्टकडूनच औषधे घेण्याची सक्ती न करण्याचे व तसे परिपत्र / सूचना हॉस्पिटल केमिस्ट दुकानात ठळकपणे लावण्याचे सर्व हॉस्पिटल्सना आदेश द्यावेत !

Shri SANJAY PATIL
JT COMMISSIONER,FDA,
PUNE
Dear Sir,

FDA commissioner has again issued instructions to their officers to comply with the rules;
1.NO COMPULSION TO PURCHASE MEDICINES FROM HOSPITAL CHEMISTS ONLY.
2.DISPLAY BOARDS IN VISIBLE LOCATION IN HOSPITALS.
3.IF DOCTOR COMPELS TO BUY FROM HOSPITAL CHEMIST, REGISTER COMPLAINT WITH FDA OR HEALTH DEPTT OF MPL CORPORATION.

Sir,
Your instruction have not yielded any results, as it is not transparent , neither any Accountability fixed, nor correct relevant information given for patients relatives/citizens to give feed back or raise complaints.
We once again request to ensure following:
1.Publish information in media & on website the action taken on Hospitals violating the instructions; Names of citywise hospitals & what action taken in 2015-16.

2.Inspection reports of FDA officers, and actions taken accordingly, with details of hospitals & actions taken

3.PROMINENT DISPLAY OF BOARDS with
   a)Names & MOBILE numbers & EMAIL ID of i)Health Officer of Municipal Corporation. ii) CITY FDA officer.
   b)What is the Nature of punishment/action on guilty Doctor/Hospital.
 4.These Boards must be displayed at
   i) Hospital Chemist Shops.
  ii) Hospital Reception & Enquiry counters.
 iii) Billing & Cash Counters.
 iv) OPERATION Theatrs.
 
Almost All Hospital with their Chemist Shops violate the rules,

RATHER MANY OF BIG HOSPITALS PROMINENTLY DISPLAY BOARDS ASKING PATIENTS/RELATIVES TO BUY DRUGS ONLY FROM HOSPITAL CHEMISTS ONLY

The citizens have feeling that its just eyewash & no effective actions taken FDA OFFICERS, MC HEALTH OFFICERS, HOSPITAL CHEMISTS,HOSPITALS & DOCTORS HAVE HANDS IN GLOVE,
hence NO ACTIONS & NO RESULTS.
Sir, we request you earnestly to ACT EFFECTIVELY,Consider above suggestions.
Thanks & Regards,
jugal rathi     vivek velankar
SAJAG NAGRIK MANCH,Pune

cc COMMISSIONER ,FDA,Maharashtra

Monday, March 28, 2016

२००० प्राणांतिक सह एसटी महामंडळाचे २५००० अपघाताचे अजब नियोजन ;अपघात सहायता निधी रूपाने २०० कोटी रुपयांची तिकीट दरवाढ प्रस्तावित !

Dear Sirs,

२००० प्राणांतिक सह एसटी महामंडळाचे २५००० अपघाताचे अजब नियोजन ;अपघात सहायता निधी रूपाने २०० कोटी रुपयांची तिकीट दरवाढ  प्रस्तावित  !
After unjust,profiteering fare hike during Diwali rush on hapless lakhs of bus commuters,ST has again announced  bus fare hike of Rs 200 crore from 1st April.
Strangely,its in the name of Accident Relief Fund.
No information given for present state of accidents and Compensation remitted in this regard.
Even the so called enhanced compensation paid, it will amount to planning for almost
2000 FATAL ACCIDENTS & 24000 ACCIDENTS WITH INJURED VICTIMS.
Its shameless to garner funds in the name of victimised commuters without any fault of theirs, many times its ST's own fault, to collect funds from their pockets,
Also record shows hardly 10-20 crorees may be paid that too after several months or even year.
The letter in Marathi is attached.
This warrants to change MSRTC LOGO FROM,

" IN SERVICE OF COMMUTERS" to "FOR OFFICERS & CONTRACTORS BENEFIT"
Hon CM & Hon Minister are requested to order 'SCRAP FARE HIKE PROPOSAL" urgently.
Thanks & Regards,
jugal rathi    vivek velankar    sanjay shitole  satish chitale

P M P    P R A V A S I    M A N C H

Friday, February 19, 2016

पीएमपी साठी वाढीव तरतूदी बद्दल आभार व अभिनंदन ! सातत्याने बस प्रवासी वाढ व सेवा सुधार या अटीवरच पीएमपीस मदत करावी !

Hon ComMisioner,Hon Mayor PMC/PCMC,Hon CMD & Directors PMPML,
Dear Sirs & Madam,

पीएमपी साठी वाढीव तरतूदी बद्दल आभार अभिनंदन ! सातत्याने बस प्रवासी वाढ सेवा सुधार या अटीवरच पीएमपीस मदत करावी !
Thanks for increased budget provision for PMPML.
PMC/PCMC have contributed thousands of crores in last few years inc 132 cr in 2014-15 as reimbursement of operational  losses,Also again now 90 cr paid.
However nothing at all is passed on to bus commuters. Total funds received are shared by contractors,officers & employees.
The support can only be for consistently increasing ridership & timebound bettermentin bus services.
On the contrary , on both counts, it has been deteriorating. A comparative chart is given in the representation letter attached, which shows with 76% fleet utilisation of 1586 buses in 2010 PMPML carried 11.59 lakhs commuters daily where as in 2015 with 2094 buses & 63 % fleet utilisation ridership reduced 10.85 lakhs daily; dropped by average 0.74 lakhs in absolute &
if scaled to increased bus fleet size BUS RIDERSHIP DROPPED ALARMINGLY BY 4.45 lakhs daily.
Further there is no improvement in bus service quality , but also has deteriorated on various areas.
To retain the grade of SMART CITY SELECTION, there is no better measure than cosistent increase in daily bus ridership,in line with  CPM or even better.
Hence we earnestly demand & request to सातत्याने बस प्रवासी वाढ सेवा सुधार या अटीवरच पीएमपीस मदत करावी !
Hon CMD,PMPML requested to ensure these objectives thru firm discipline & may be bitter decisions.
Thanks & Regards,
jugal rathi  vivek velankar  sanjay shitole satish chitale

P M P  P R A V A S I  M A N C H

NSCC meets at Wadke Hall at 3:30pm on Saturday 20th February 2016

National Society for Clean Cities, Pune
Pune a Clean City - Clean in Every Which Way 
Hi there all,
National Society for Clean Cities, Pune will hold its monthly meeting on Saturday
20th February 2016 at 3:30 pm at Wadke Hall, 3rd floor, PMC (Corporation) building, Shivajinagar, PUNE 411005.
(Please note that the meeting will start at 3:
3
0 pm.)
Agenda:
  • Mr. Ashok Ghorpade, Garden Superintendent - PMC, to speak and respond to queries on:

1.    Tree Plantation & how PMC can help citizens.
2.    Identifying areas reserved for for Gardens.
3.    Beautification of road islands and dividers - How can citizens adopt them.
4.    Urban forestry on river banks, no development zones, etc. and involvement of citizens.
5.    Pet parks in PMC gardens.

  • Speak Out: Members to speak on various issues viz.:
  1. Rejecting Draft Development Plan for old Pune city limits.*
  2. Garbage Burning
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  1. I
llegal Construction – Commercial/ Residential/ Religious structures.
  1. Water and Tanker issues.
  2. Odd/Even Parking.

  1. Airport Parking problems.
  • Any other Business with the permission of the Chair.
*
Do bring all signature forms duly signed by many people, rejecting the Draft DP and hand them over to Ms. Anupama Oak at the meeting.

Do come and bring like minded friends along.
With warm regards,
for National Society for Clean Cities, Pune
D V R Rao

Acting President


Friday, February 12, 2016

Catching Up

Lot of people need to catch up with lot of this as we already reach mid feb of new year 2016 which is a leap year. Let's hope we are able to manage that leap.
Firstly Modi government will need to catch up the promised dream of 'acche din'. It should  create jobs by capitalizing on steady economical parameters and low oil bills.  IT should Strengthen and substantiate slogans like Make in India, Start up India, Swatch Bharat , Smart Cities , Digital India and turn them into reality. Time is running out for reforms as markets seems to have lost patience in everything. Of course markets  work differently in this  global interconnected world. But then its high time for taking bitter pill of reforms and cut on subsidies. Not worry about politics and votes. Also need better PR machinery as deployed in 14 to make people sense about performance and governance. Good work done by minsters like Goyal,  Parrikar, Swaraj needs to be highlighted. Past establishment , corrupts and antinational will nevertheless would like to strike back with vengeance but still there are three years and a state lost here will be a collateral damage though we know it can  create problems further in upper houses.  There will be petty politics around emotional issues but Modi government needs to catch up on matters which really matter. This budget is very important.
Same is with Maharashtra state government. It should first decide who is ally and who is opposition.  Maharashtra politics is strange and first time we have seen some paradigm change. so it will take time to be really effective. But priority is correct anomalies and corruption in water distribution.  Make farming more scientific and all weather. Ease of doing business also needs some fine tuning. Planned Urban development and land shark control is priority.
Both at centre and state education policy needs revamp with creation of independent autonomous bodies to control quality and finances.
Pune as city as it heads for elections and having been selected as second smart city, needs  string decision making at executive level. I will put my neck out and say that we should undermine role of elected representatives who have in past failed people.
Indian cricket team also needs to catch up on may thing things apart from actual catching. They need to plan and be innovative to be able to lay its hands on asia and world t20 cups. On tests we need bowling unit capable to take wickets. BCCI is also running out of time to clean itself on everything.
Indian Olympics  Organization needs to really create environment to create winners at olympics levels but with only few months to go for Rio it seems we are running out there as well  unless for some individual brilliance. Time is also running out for euro teams to make mark at euro soccer.
Indian business propelled by relatively stable economy on global scale needs to innovate and capitalize on young populace , skilled work force, vast markets and all other inherent strengths to make it to next level. IT industry needs to focus on SMAC and work on new models with stringent visa rules in election year in US.
Having just listed areas of priorities for India to catch up on issues that really matter. Advice to past establishment is to do away with negativity and be a sensible nationalist opposition moved away from dynasty and naxalism. They still have role to correct government.
On Bollywood , art and entertainment (national and vernacular), let me advice them to catch up on entertaining people or making interesting  and meaningful films/plays/art/literature and leave politics to politicians.  There is lot to catch up.

Same applies to main stream media to be balanced on opinion making else they will become more irrelevant than they already are. Time also for social media to be more relevant.

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