For civic polls, BJP pushing for new projects, planning to inaugurate Pune Metro

There are exactly two months left in his five-year tenure in the civic body, the ruling BJP The Municipal Corporation (PMC) in Pune has started pushing for new projects and inaugurated completed projects.

As part of this spree, Mayor Murlidhar Mohol laid the foundation stone for a Rs 350-crore project to lay sewage networks and build two sewage treatment plants for 11 villages that were merged into the civil boundary a few years ago. “We are going for planned development of newly included areas in PMC. Under this, a master plan of sewage network for 11 villages has been prepared and the work will be completed in four years. They said.

The current five-year term of the elected civic body in the PMC will end on March 15. The State Election Commission (SEC) needs to hold the civic polls before this, but the polls are likely to be delayed due to the pandemic. The SEC is currently conducting the delimitation exercise after the state government decided to expand the geographical boundaries of the PMC to include 23 villages and hold elections in a three-member panel.

The BJP is also planning to organize a grand event to inaugurate the much-awaited Pune Metro project. The party is also hopeful of inviting the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate the project. The Pune Metro is expected to start operations by the end of January.