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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Suggestions and Objections for merger of 34 villages in Pune Municipal Corporation.

Hi there all,

Our Suggestions and Objections for merging 34 villages into PMC have to be sent by today ie 1st July 2014 at the latest.. We both have sent emails already and request you all to please send emails to:
"Principal Secy, Min of Urban Development" <>
with Cc: Vikas Deshmukh <>
 Do send emails..  

Thanks and Regards.
Aneeta and Satish

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The Principal Secretary
Urban Development Department,
Madam Cama Road, Hutatma Rajguru Chowk
Mantralaya, Mumbai 400 032
Sub: Suggestions and Objections for merger of 34 villages in Pune Municipal Corporation.
Dear Sir
Following villages viz.  Mhalunge, Sus, Bavdhan, Kirkitwadi, Pisoli, remaining parts of Lohegaon, Kondhwe-Dhawade, Kopre, Nanded, Khadakwasla, Shivane, remaining parts of Hadapsar, Mundhwa (remaining parts of Keshavnagar), Manjari, Narhe, Shivane, Ambegaon (Budruk), Undri, Dhayari, Ambegaon (Khurd), Urali Devachi, Mantarwadi, Holkarwadi, Handewadi, Wadachiwadi, Shewalewadi, Phursungi, Yewalewadi, Nandoshi, Mangdewadi, Bhilarewadi, Gujar Nimbalkarwadi, Jambhulwadi and Kolewadi are slated for merger in the Pune Municipal Corporation limits.
I would like to place the following on record in response to your notification. I also request a Personal Hearing in the matter and request you to please communicate a suitable time and date. I would also request that the communication should reach me at least 10 days in advance to facilitate participation in the process. Upon receipt of your invitation I reserve the right to attend the formal hearing in person and/or through my duly authorized legal/technical representatives. I also expect that a certified true copy of the transcript of my say will be given to me after recording my statement on each objection and suggestion listed below. I also expect the entire process of hearing to be completely transparent and to be made available to all the other concerned citizens on demand under the right to information judgment given by the Mumbai High Court.
The 74th Constitutional Act promotes decentralisation to ensure better urban governance. To ensure that it is important to contain the size of Municipal Corporation. It is evident that once a city goes beyond a certain size it is difficult to ensure delivery of municipal services such as drinking water supply, sewage, solid waste management, roads, electricity, housing and most important transport facilities.
At present Pune is one of costliest cities to live in. It is also one of the most polluted cities in India and suffers from congestion and poor infrastructure.
The Pune Municipal Corporation has not been able to manage the current population and their requirements.
It is likely that the additional resources given for the newly merging villages will be usurped by the city as there is no way of ensuring that the resources are used for the 34 villages.
It will be in the interest of these villages to strengthen their own local bodies, manage their landuse policies and create decentralised centres for livelihoods.
The Pune Metropolitan Region will be almost a Megapolis with two Urban Agglomorations, several Cantonments, Municipal Councils and 300 plus villages. It will be better for these villages to be to be a part of the PMR on their own terms rather than as a part of the Pune Municipal Corporation.

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