PMC identifies pvt firms for cleaning halls

Sakal Times
Thursday, 17 August 2017

The decision was taken by PMC Standing Committee on the heels of National Award-winning Marathi actress Mukta Barve’s tweet criticising the PMC over the pathetic condition of washrooms at Yashwantrao Chavan Auditorium in Kothrud last month, which went viral on social media

Pune: Theatre goers and art lovers can now have an enjoyable visit to Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC)-owned auditoriums and halls as far as cleanliness is concerned, as the civic body has approved a proposal regarding appointing private agencies for cleaning these properties.

The decision was taken by PMC Standing Committee on the heels of National Award-winning Marathi actress Mukta Barve’s tweet criticising the PMC over the pathetic condition of washrooms at Yashwantrao Chavan Auditorium in Kothrud last month, which went viral on social media.  The office of Additional Municipal Commissioner (General) Sheetal Ugale recommended six private agencies to carry out the cleaning work at Balgandharva Rangmandir Auditorium on JM Road, Yashwantrao Chavan Auditorium in Kothrud, Lokshahir Annabhau Sathe Memorial on Satara Road, Pt Jawaharlal Nehru Sanskutik Bhavan and Raja Ravi Varma Art Gallery on Ghole Road, Mahatma Phule Sanskrutik Bhavan in Wanawadi and Shri Ganesh Kala Krida Manch in Swargate.

The Standing Committee approved the proposal during its weekly meeting on Wednesday and decided to issue the work order. According to the proposal, the PMC floated tenders inviting bidders for maintaining cleanliness at PMC-owned auditoriums and public halls.  Observing the pathetic state of washrooms in Yashwantrao Chavan Auditorium, Barve tweeted some photos exposing the PMC’s tall claims about running the Swachh Bharat Mission, a pet project of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In the past, several theatre artistes had criticised the PMC over poor cleanliness at PMC-owned auditoriums and halls.

Once the Standing Committee approves the proposal, the same would be tabled before the PMC General Body for a final nod and actual issuing of the work order for the next two years.

 

 

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