October 15, 2020 eight:32:48 pm
After heavy rain until late Wednesday night time wreaked havoc in Pune, with water gushing into a number of localities in low-lying areas, visitors coming to a standstill and roads getting flooded, political events within the metropolis blamed one another for the scenario.
Sinhagad Highway, Karve Highway, Nagar Highway, Solapur Highway and Satara Highway have been among the many worst hit areas.
NCP MP Supriya Sule, whose constituency Baramati has some areas beneath PMC jurisdiction, visited a number of places and criticised the ruling BJP within the PMC for not finishing the work of reconstructing the retaining wall at varied nullahs within the space.
“The retaining wall in Katraj space had collapsed two years in the past resulting from heavy rain. The NCP corporators had urged the mayor and civic administration to take up reconstruction of the wall on precedence foundation. The ruling celebration ignored it and the injury carried out by rain now could be due to the lackluster strategy of the ruling celebration. The problem will likely be taken up on Friday throughout the weekly assembly with Guardian Minister Ajit Pawar,” she mentioned.
Mayor Murlidhar Mohol of BJP hit again at Sule, saying the Congress and NCP had been in energy within the PMC for 35 years, so blaming the present ruling celebration in PMC for the scenario was improper because it has been in energy for under three years.
“The issue space that the NCP MP is referring to has been represented by her celebration corporators, who’ve held varied excessive places of work within the PMC for a very long time. They spent some huge cash on growth however the work will not be seen. The duty will not be solely with the ruling celebration however with each one. If the NCP had carried out with a imaginative and prescient, then this example wouldn’t have arisen within the metropolis,” he mentioned.
The mayor mentioned the town had seen 74 mm rainfall in a day final 12 months in Katraj space, which had led to flooding of Ambil Odha and heavy injury to homes alongside the nullah. “97 mm rain was recorded in the identical space on Wednesday however the injury resulting from it was comparatively lower than final 12 months due to the efforts of the catastrophe administration cell of the civic physique,” mentioned Mohol.
He additionally visited many locations within the metropolis that witnessed flooding because of the heavy rain.
Metropolis NCP chief and Hadapsar MLA Chetan Tupe additionally surveyed areas in his constituency to determine the extent of the injury resulting from heavy rain and instructed the administration to take up reconstruction work on the earliest.
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