The negligence of the Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation authorities over the removal of illegal flex, hoardings banners has compelled the Wakad based Corporator Mamta Vinayak Gaikwad to take up the lead in removing them.
Mamta Vinayak Gaikwad while speaking to Pune Pulse said, “I have been writing to the Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation authorities for a very long time on removal of flex. But they have never acted upon the complaints promptly. Also when the action on removal of these flex is done they are removed but we have to wait for atleast six months to see the action and these flex are back on the streets the next day. In my letter to the PCMC Commissioner Rajesh Patil I have asked permission from the civic body to remove these flex from my own expense. Wakad – a smart suburb of the municipal corporation is gaining popularity as a hub for illegal ads which is defacing the area. ”
“PCMC is infamous for illegal hoardings and flexs, the step taken by Mamta Gaikwad is a good sign. In fact, federation is demanding for the removal of such flex from a very long time. These flexes are ruining the beauty of city, on every divider we see such pole boards, flex and banners made in plastic which are also causing environment hazard,” said Sachin Londhe, treasurer pimpri Chinchwad Housing Federation.