Halt construction till water situation gets better: Sule

  • | Saturday | 25th November, 2023

Pune: Baramati MP Supriya Sule on Friday expressed concern over the water crisis in and around the city, and said the state government should stop all construction activities till the situation improved.Sule held a meeting with the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) administration officials at the civic bodys headquarters. The water situation, traffic management, garbage collection and other civic issues were discussed in it.The NCP working president said, The water situation across the state is quite critical.When we spoke to PMC officials to understand the situation in Pune, we came to know it was far more serious than what we all had thought. PMC officials also accepted that there was a water crisis.Sule said rampant construction activities were going on across the city despite the water crisis. She said it would not only aggravate the water problem but also lead to air pollution. If the existing population of the city is not getting adequate water supply, how can PMC provide water to those who will move to the buildings currently under construction? Apart from that, these construction activities will add more problems in terms of pollution, piling of garbage collection and traffic chaos, she said.The NCP leader demanded that the state government should review the condition of Pune. The government should review the situation of basic infrastructure, including water supply, in the next eight to 10 days. Till the situation improves, construction activities should be halted in the city. If the government does review the situation, we will gherao the main building of PMC and not let any officials leave the premises till a solution to citizens problem is given, Sule said. We also published the following articles recentlyDJB denied funds, Delhi water crisis looming: Water minister AtishiDelhi Jal Board faces a severe man-made water crisis as the finance department refuses to approve funds, causing a delay in salaries and contractors refusing to work. The finance secretary stopped all funds since August, leading to a lack of funds for DJB. The government refutes the claims, stating that funds have been released and DJB is responsible for its own finances. However, Atishi claims that the release of grant-in-aid is crucial and contractors are already stopping work due to non-payment. The situation reflects political frustration and alleged involvement of the Aam Aadmi Party in the Jal Board scams.Allegations against the Bhujbals: Activist approached Sule for helpAnti-corruption activist Anjali Damania approached NCP MP Supriya Sule for justice regarding the alleged land snatching of a bungalow belonging to the Fernandes family by Chhagan Bhujbal. Sameer Bhujbal, Chhagan Bhujbals nephew and owner of Parvesh Constructions, claimed that the money could not be paid due to the property being attached by the ED. The Fernandes family gave the bungalow to the Rahejas for redevelopment but it was later sold to Parvesh Constructions. Doreen Fernandes, present at the press conference, stated that the family has not received any payment. Damania issued a 48-hour ultimatum to Bhujbal to transfer the money.

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