PCMC Mayor Kalje to get a new car soon

ST Correspondent
Friday, 28 July 2017

Pimpri: Pimpri Chinchwad Mayor Nitin Kalje is likely to get a brand new car soon as the standing committee has approved a proposal for purchasing a vehicle costing Rs 12.39 lakh for the mayor. This purchase will be made without a tender. Besides, Rs 2.06 lakh more will be spent on accessories for the car.

Pimpri: Pimpri Chinchwad Mayor Nitin Kalje is likely to get a brand new car soon as the standing committee has approved a proposal for purchasing a vehicle costing Rs 12.39 lakh for the mayor. This purchase will be made without a tender. Besides, Rs 2.06 lakh more will be spent on accessories for the car.

Since the vehicle that the mayor is using currently has become old and frequently breaks down, it became a matter of discussion in the Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC). Once Kalje could not reach on time to attend the general body meeting last month as his vehicle went kaput in Pune. Photographs of the mayor pushing the broken down vehicle was making rounds on the social media.

Kalje has been using his own vehicle for past one month. Since car prices do not vary much, it was decided to purchase a car without floating a tender. There is an upper limit of Rs 15 lakh on purchase of a vehicle for the mayor.

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