Pune municipal authorities cite lack of infrastructure and geographical constraints to justify the need for tankers. But citizens claim there is a nexus between local politicians, bureaucrats and the tanker lobby.
Even as the Pune Municipal Corporation goes full throttle with its various Smart City initiatives, regular commute remains an ordeal for residents, particularly due to the terrible conditions of its busy roads.
Intense September rainfall over a couple of days devastated large parts of Pune, causing loss to life and property and exposing the unpreparedness of the city authorities. Yet, the writing on the wall had been clear for some time and called out by both environmentalists and lay citizens.
Citizens fail to understand why, even with abundant rains and a flooded city, their daily needs for water are not met and the municipal corporation has to implement water cuts in so many areas. Here’s a look at the real reasons.
Flawed design, poor implementation, and the near absence of a centralized authority has left the bus rapid transit system in shambles, with infrequent buses, shabby and ailing infrastructure, and road mishaps on these corridors being the norm.
Yet another fire in the capital, what is behind it? What will be the focus areas in the new Hyderabad master plan? How is Pune planning to augment water supply in the face of rising population? Learn more about these and other urban developments this week.
Which areas shall benefit from Phase 2 of the Mumbai monorail? Why is Pune installing cameras around the city? How much do property tax defaulters in Kolkata owe the municipality? Find all this and more in this wrap of urban news over the week gone by.
Why the CPCB has come down on Delhi civic bodies, how Mumbai plans to address fire emergencies, how the Pune civic body proposes to bridge its revenue deficit — catch all this and more news from our cities this week in this edition of Buzz.
Which will be India’s fastest growing city in the next few years? Why is Kolkata gasping for breath? What’s the latest on the planned rapid transit system in the National Capital Region? Read about all this and more in our weekly capsule of city news.
Why are farmers marching to Parliament? What’s behind the astronomical power bills of Mumbai consumers? How is Pune planning to increase the share of public transport usage? Catch all this and more in this week’s buzz.