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Transport hubs on national highways to ease city’s traffic

Tuesday 30 April '13

The city roads may soon see less traffic jams, with the traffic police and Pune Municipal Corporation deciding to start transport hubs on five national highways in the city.
PAC seeks action against civic officials for fund lapses

Friday 19 April '13

The PAC said this was also the conclusion drawn by the Auditor General.
Government to give away 188 free homes to conservancy staff

Saturday 6 April '13

The civic body has finally transformed the government’s decision to improve the living conditions of the conservancy staff into a reality.
NCP to decide on Cong claim to leader of opposition post

Friday 29 March '13

PMC Mayor Vaishali Bankar says decision on removing Vasant More after discussion with legal department, municipal secretary.
Pune’s civic body to be nodal centre for disaster management in Satara too

Thursday 28 March '13

PMC’s good record in handling such issues has led the government to entrust the local civic body with the responsibility of doing the same in the neighbouring Satara district.
City anchor: PMC sets a new yardstick in women empowerment

Saturday 23 March '13

Impressed by the Pune Municipal Corporation model of women empowerment, the state government has urged all civic bodies to follow it.
To set house in order, PMC comes up with colour code

Friday 22 March '13

Plagued by missing, misplaced and lost files, civic body allots particular colours to different departments so that the files don’t get mixed up.
Women cops won’t be available to impart self-defence training, say corporators

Saturday 16 March '13

Elected representatives in Pune Municipal Corporation has set aside the suggestion of civic administration to train 150 women cops on self-defence who were to later train women across the city.
City anchor: PMC dog count cuts civic health dept’s by half

Saturday 16 February '13

The recent headcount of animals in the city conducted by the Pune Municipal Corporation puts the number of dogs at 18,052.
Fiscal ends soon, corporators eye funds

Tuesday 12 February '13

Elected representatives are busy making rounds of civic offices either to avoid lapse of budgetary allotment in current financial year or get as much funds as possible for the next
PMC sets aside budget for citizens’ projects, then struggles to spend it

Monday 4 February '13

Civic body has increased the budgetary provision from Rs 26.24 cr in 2012-13 to Rs 36.9 cr for 2013-14
Tax rebate for repair of property to come down from 15 pc to 10 pc

Tuesday 29 January '13

The civic administration has proposed to discontinue with the 42-year-old practice of giving 15 per cent rebate to residential and commercial property owners for repair of their properties and make it...
Fountains set to make a comeback at Pune traffic junctions

Monday 28 January '13

PMC plans to bring them back in a different form, with reworked electrical system and colourful lights
PMC plans integrated power plant to meet its electricity needs

Thursday 17 January '13

By generating power for itself, the civic body plans to save its annual electricity bill of Rs 125 cr
Only 11,000 of 24.4 lakh refused to register caste

Thursday 3 January '13

Poor reflection on progressive-city tag, say activists
To fill Kalmadi vacuum, many Congress leaders enter the ring

Wednesday 26 December '12

Several aspirants for the Congress ticket for 2014 Lok Sabha polls
PMC to extend fund allotted for disaster management to students

Tuesday 25 December '12

A team of UNDP had visited the city a few years ago to review the disaster management situation in the city and later on decided to make the city part of its project
Civic administration seeks Rs 108-cr fund diversion

Thursday 13 December '12

Allocations sought to meet cost of running civic vehicles, establishments post hike in fuel price and power tariff
Project for street children under scanner

Wednesday 21 November '12

Complaints of poor implementation pour in, panel to visit centres providing services
Civic body to provide insurance to labourers of unorganised sector

Tuesday 13 November '12

It will seek help of Bandhkam Majdoor Sabha to implement Janshree Bima Yojana


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