PCMC defers its decision on funding PMPML losses again

ST CORRESPONDENT
Friday, 30 June 2017

The proposal was put on hold for over a month and now it is deferred till July 12

Pimpri: The Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) Standing Committee has again deferred sanctioning Rs 6 crore to the Pune Mananagar Parivahan Mahamandal Ltd (PMPML) against operational losses. The proposal was on hold for the past one-and-half months and now put on hold till July 12.

The proposal was put on hold for over a month and now it is deferred till July 12

Pimpri: The Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) Standing Committee has again deferred sanctioning Rs 6 crore to the Pune Mananagar Parivahan Mahamandal Ltd (PMPML) against operational losses. The proposal was on hold for the past one-and-half months and now put on hold till July 12.

The committee has been deferring the proposal  seeking clarification about grievances related to Pimpri Chinchwad against PMPML top officials. Either PMPML CMD Tukaram Mundhe or Joint Chairman and  Managing Director DP More were expected to attend the meeting.
On Wednesday, a PMPML executive engineer attended the meeting. So, the Standing Committee members expressed disappointment and again put the proposal on hold.

Two weeks ago, the panel had sought details about PMPML services related to the city from More. The PMPML official, who attended the meeting, said the top officials could not attend the Standing Committee meeting as they had to remain present for a meeting with the Pune Municipal Corporation.

NCP corporator Raju Misal said, “We have been discussing the issue for the past one month. A decision needs to be taken on this now.”

Shiv Sena’s Amit Gawde said, “If the PMPML can do without funding of operational losses by the PCMC for one more month, then it should be asked to solve their problems themselves. The issue should be discussed when the PMPML top officials attend the meeting. Meanwhile, it should be put on hold.”

BJP’s Asha Shendge said, “PMPML officials didn’t respond to the letter sent by the municipal commissioner. The operational losses of the transport utility have increased by Rs 100 crore this year. The PMPML must explain why operational losses are rising every year. The officers having rights to decide on the issue must attend the Standing Committee meeting.”

Standing Committee Chairperson Seema Savale said, “For the past one month, the PMPML officials have not been entertaining the PCMC queries. This indicates arrogance of the officials. The proposal will be put on hold till the PMPML gives explanation on the issues related to Pimpri Chinchwad.”

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