Pune: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has spent Rs 500 crore on development work in the city, as per their promise last year, when they got a majority in the civic elections. BJP city unit chief Yogesh Gogawale declared this in a press conference on Tuesday at the party office.
On the completion of BJP’s first year in power in the civic body, Gogawale reviewed the development work carried out by the party. He said, ”The members of the party spent Rs 600 crore through ward development funds. Out of that, Rs 500 crore was spent on development work.” Gogawale said that the remaining Rs 100 crore has been kept aside for purchasing new buses for Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited (PMPML).
He further said, ”The party has started Metro, Shivshrusti, Smart city, Wi-Fi, 24x7 water supply projects.” He added that other projects started by the party include Yevlewadi development plan, Chandani Chowk flyover, Satara road BRT redesigning plan, cycle plan and cleanliness programme.
Reacting to the parking policy, Gogawale said, ”We will take a decision in the favour of the public. We are against increasing parking charges. The corporation should provide private parking lots on build operate and transfer (BoT) basis.
Playgrounds, small cultural centres, health centres, small garbage processing plants, fire brigade stations, women’s toilets will be given priority this financial year, he added.