Civic chief seeks reports on pre-monsoon work

Ashish Jadhav
Wednesday, 14 June 2017

PUNE: A day after the southwest monsoon exposed the tall claims of the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) about completion of pre-monsoon work, Municipal Commissioner Kunal Kumar has sought within 48 hours, detailed reports of pre-monsoon work carried out by the 14 regional ward offices. In this regard, Kumar shot off letters to all heads of departments and additional municipal commissioners. 

PUNE: A day after the southwest monsoon exposed the tall claims of the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) about completion of pre-monsoon work, Municipal Commissioner Kunal Kumar has sought within 48 hours, detailed reports of pre-monsoon work carried out by the 14 regional ward offices. In this regard, Kumar shot off letters to all heads of departments and additional municipal commissioners. 

Kumar admitted that the pre-monsoon work is not up to the mark and the situation in the city became grim just after the first monsoon shower.  To take immediate action, Kumar formed squads to identify the spots where waterlogging is the main problem, trees have not been pruned, or debris has not been lifted. 

He sought to know from the concerned officials the reasons for the waterlogging; why the PMC is facing problems while carrying out repair work and what the PMC has done to mitigate the waterlogging situation. 

He asked for details of negligence in pre-monsoon work by officials and what action was taken. The administration was also asked to prepare a plan to counter a flood-like situation. The information about calls received by the disaster management cell was also sought by the civic chief.

The nodal officers were asked to submit weekly reports about action taken to mitigate monsoon-related problems by email every Monday till the monsoon gets over. However, Additional Municipal Commissioner (Special) Prerana Deshbhratar and Additional Municipal Commissioner (General) Sheetal Ugale were asked to keep tabs on work and if necessary inspect the work.

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