Pune Housing Societies May Get Ownership Of Land

PUNE: Consumer activists and members of housing societies have welcomed the government’s recent intention to implement the three-year old amendment to the Maharashtra Ownership Flats Act 1963.
The amendment makes it mandatory for builders to transfer ownership of land to the respective society, in the form of a conveyance deed. The penalty for errant builders, as per the new amendment, could go upto a year’s imprisonment and a fine of up to Rs 50,000.
Considering the fact that a sizable number of the 30,000-odd housing societies in Pune lack a conveyance deed, citizens say the implementation comes not a moment too soon.
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Monsoon Lull Brings Dengue, Malaria To Pune City

PUNE: The Pune Municipal Corporation’s health department has recorded 26 cases of malaria and 14 of dengue barely a month after the monsoon set in. Both are caused by mosquitoes which breed in water which people have stored anticipating water cuts.
Dengue, predominantly an urban phenomenon, saw a staggering 177 per cent rise last year in the state when 2,309 cases were recorded in 2009-10 as against 831 in 2008-09. Most were from Pune, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Nagpur, Kolhapur and Ahmednagar.
Meanwhile, the civic body has decided to carry out fogging and spraying of insecticides in all the wards at least twice a week. Apart from spraying pesticides in water bodies near residential areas, fogging machines will be put to use in housing colonies. It will contain the spread of mosquitoes , Devnikar said.
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PCMC Empire Estate Flyover To Have Sound Barriers

PUNE: The Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation said that special sound barriers will be installed on the proposed flyover passing from the Empire Estate residential area, a week after a section of residents here protested against the plan citing inconvenience as a major reason.
Speaking to TOI, municipal commissioner Ashish Sharma said the erection of sound barriers on the proposed flyover at Chinchwad is a first-of-a-kind public-friendly measure being taken within the PCMC limits and will reduce noise pollution.
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PCMC Says Install Water Meters Before July 31

PUNE: Install water meters by July 31 or pay thrice the water tax this year, the Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) is warning residents who, despite several extensions given for installation of water meters, have still not complied with the directives.
Four years back, the PCMC had started installing water meters free of cost for domestic water connections. So far, it has installed around 1.10 lakh water meters. Last year, consumers who had failed to get water meters installed were fined Rs 1,404 alongwith the flat rate of water tax of Rs 1,404 for the year 2009-10.
PCMC has clarified that in case people have already paid the fine, the amount would be adjusted in this year’s water bill, for which the citizens have to apply for water meters and submit the requisite documents before July 31.
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Left Out Of PCMC Census? Contact Pimpri Chinchwad Zonal Offices

PUNE: Residents of the Pimpri-Chinchwad area have been told to contact the zonal offices of the municipal corporation by June 30, if they have been left out of the census information gathering process.
The enumerators involved in the census work will visit houses of such residents to gather the required information, PCMC officials said here on Thursday.
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Was Floodline Shifted For Midori Towers, Asks PCMC

The controversy over the Midori Towers in upmarket Pimple Nilakh area has taken a new turn. The Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation has written to the irrigation department seeking a clarification on whether the floodline was changed to accommodate the residential complex.
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PMC Issues Notice To Vacate Dangerous Wadas

PUNE: The civic body has issued notices to more than 1,200 wadas in the peth areas that need to be vacated, as they are in very dangerous conditions. A survey was conducted by the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) during the year, following which wadas have been classified into three categories, namely, structures that are safe for living, structures that need immediate repairs and structures that need to be vacated.
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PMC: Transport Survey Must Before Implementing Metro, BRTS

Even as the civic administration proposal to rope in private agencies in octroi collection is yet to get the nod from its standing committee, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) is now planning to involve private agencies in recovery of pending property tax dues.
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Pune Property Tax: PMC Looks To Private Agencies For Tax Collection

Even as the civic administration proposal to rope in private agencies in octroi collection is yet to get the nod from its standing committee, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) is now planning to involve private agencies in recovery of pending property tax dues.
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Pimpri Buildings Will Need Annual Fire Safety Contract Soon

With the state government giving permission for construction of 70-metre tall buildings, the Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation has decided to revise fire-safety norms for buildings, existing as well as new ones, across town. The revised norms entail that existing as well as new buildings will have to sign an annual maintenance contract for fire safety.
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