Poor Response For Budget Suggestions In PCMC

(TNN, Nov 11, 2010)
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PUNE: The Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation’s move of inviting responses from residents for inclusion in the civic body’s 2011-12 budget proposal has received poor response, with only 53 residents sending in their suggestions for consideration. The industrial township has a population of nearly 15 lakh people and its previous budget was of around Rs 1,000 crore.
PCMC chief accounts officer V T Bhosale said, “The administration had invited suggestions from residents a month ago. The responses were to be submitted at the four zonal offices. Zone D received suggestions from eight citizens till Wednesday the last date for making the submissions.” The suggestions received from citizens will be scrutinised and only suitable ones will be included in the annual budget, he added.
Zone A officer Pandurang Zure said, “Twenty-nine citizens have submitted their suggestions while some have given more than one suggestion. The responses pertain to tree plantation, drainage, lack of street lights and water supply”.
Zone B officer Dilip Gawde said, “Ten citizens submitted their suggestions regarding requirement of gardens, jogging tracks, street lights, etc. One suggestion was regarding the underground drainage pipelines in Pimpri, while another demanded garden, swimming pool, health club and senior citizens day care centre.”
Zone C officer R D Gaikwad said, “Six citizens submitted their suggestions till the last day.”

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