PUNE: Guardian Minister Girish Bapat instructed officials to resolve issues of Rajiv Gandhi Infotech Park (RGIP), Hinjawadi. Bapat held a meeting with Hinjawadi Industrial Association (HIA) recently.
Hinjawadi, known as the IT hub, is infamous for traffic congestion and lack of road infrastructure. The purpose of the meeting was to get a first-hand feedback from HIA about the state of various infrastructure and other difficulties faced by the employees at RGIP.
Apart from Bapat, District Collector Saurabh Rao, CEO of Pune Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (PMRDA) Kiran Gitte and other major departments represented from PWD, MIDC and police authorities, both from Traffic and Zone- 3, were also present during the meeting.
The HIA was represented by Anil Patwardhan, President along with other managing committee members, chief operations officer (COO) and other senior officials including centre heads of major IT companies in RGIP like TCS, Infosys and Wipro.
“The minister was given a detailed presentation by COO, HIA on the problem areas of RGIP that included road infrastructure, traffic, security and implementation of new initiatives like the Integrated Solid Waste Management Scheme. COO, in his presentation, clearly brought out the criticalities of various difficulties and suggested actions to be undertaken in the short term, medium term and long term,” said a senior official of the HIA.
“I assured a bi-monthly review with all departments and asked them to resolve issues as soon as possible,” said Bapat.
ALTERNATIVE ROAD IS MUST
- “Our problem is we want alternative roads. The Chande-Nande Road is pending from several months. To construct the road, there will requirement of land, which is pending. We will discuss with officials about land acquisition,” said an official of HIA.
- According to HIA, Girish Bapat was extremely sensitive to the woes of the employees working at HIA and committed to drawing a time-bound programme to alleviate these problems.