Underpass water channel covers replaced, but problems resurface

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PUNE: After Thursday’s TOI report on how the sunken RCC covers on a water channel crossing the Ramwadi underpass had flooded the carriageway and were causing accidents almost daily, Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) changed the covers and removed the debris. However, problems have resurfaced, local people said. An engineer for the PMC projects department, which looks after critical infrastructure like underpasses, said the covers have been replaced with sturdier material. “The covers were replaced over the weekend. We have now used structured steel covers for the water channel, adjusted to…

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6 workers fall off stone crusher platform, one dies

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PUNE: A 32-year-old labourer died of severe head injuries and five others were injured after they fell from a 30ft height while repairing a stone crusher at Dhayari on Friday evening. The police on Monday said all the workers were on a platform that could accommodate three to four persons while repairing the machine. The platform crashed because of the overload and the workers atop fell on the ground. Rama Gejage, a resident of Mangedwadi in Katraj, fell on his head and died. The Sinhagad Road police on Sunday registered…

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Poor passenger amenities at Pune airport

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PUNE: The city airport might be have upped its passenger traffic and growth rate, but basic passenger facilities are not quite up to the mark, revealed the first quarter survey by the Airports’ Council International (ACI). Figures show that in 20 of the 33 basic passenger services-related parameters, the airport scored less than it did in the last quarter of 2017. The ACI, which is headquartered in Geneva, has been conducting these surveys for the past five years. On May 19, IT professional Nitin Deshpande tweeted: “Escalator not working. Air…

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Pune Sub Area dithers on opening of Cantt roads

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PUNE: Senior officials from Pune Sub Area, the local military authority, said they will take a few more days to implement the defence ministry’s directives issued on Sunday to “reopen all closed roads in the cantonments immediately”. In Pune, the Elite Lines Road in Ghorpadi, the Right Flanks Road in Wanowrie Bazaar and the Sangamwadi to Deccan College Road near Bombay Engineering Group and Centre in Khadki are likely to be reopened. A senior Pune Sub Area officer, who did not wish to be named, told TOI on Monday, “We…

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Pune: Packaged drinking water lifeline for Alandi

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PUNE: Amol Abhang (35) has to spend around Rs 1,000 a month to buy packaged drinking water. “The tap water provided by the Alandi Municipal Council is polluted and not suitable for consumption. We use it for our domestic chores,” said the laundryman from the famous temple town of Alandi, about 25km from here. Like Amol, thousands of residents of Alandi have no option but to rely on packaged drinking water supplied by private players. “There are at least 100 such suppliers, who deliver jerrycans of 20-litre capacity at the…

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Panvel engineer held for blackmailing 6 women

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PUNE: An engineering student was arrested from Panvel on Sunday for allegedly blackmailing six women after posting obscene and defamatory pictures on their social media accounts after hacking them. Three of the women have given their complaint applications to the cyber cell. Police probe revealed that the suspect, Krishna Phad, used a cellphone for hacking Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook accounts of the victims and posting objectionable pictures. He then demanded money to remove their pictures from their social media accounts. Phad is pursuing engineering at a Kolhapur college. Sub-inspector Rupali…

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Civic body considers Metro corridor extension to Chandni chowk

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PUNE: The extension of the metro rail corridor up to Chandni chowk is on the cards. A proposal regarding it has been tabled before the civic body. The elected members of Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) will do the needed assessment of this expansion. The standing committee of PMC is expected to discuss the proposal on Tuesday. “There is need to expand the corridor till Chandni chowk. The Pune Municipal Corporation is going to play an important making the expansion a reality. So it has been tabled before the standing committee,”…

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