Two years back, Gita Vir, a civic activist, died when she was hit by a motorcycle while she was crossing a road.

Stringent and uniform standards for sewage treatment in residential buildings and industries with more than 20,000 sq m built-up area is in the offing.

The Maharashtra Pollution Control Board has proposed that all sewage treatment plants should meet inland freshwater discharge standards to promote recycling and reusing of treated waste. The pollution control board has invited suggestions for and objections to the proposal.

Pune: A committee set up by the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) has recommended uniform noise levels for sirens and horns in all vehicles.

Reacting to the safety audit report of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) route on Alandi-Nagar road, member of the Nagrik Chetna Manch, Qaneez Sukhrani has said that all recommendations of the report sho

One of the ten recommendations suggested for safe operations of Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) on the Ahmednagar-Alandi Road by IIT Bombay's safety audit report is minimal bus-to-platform gap.

Referring to wide gaps found during normal operations in the BRT systems in other large cities in Asia and America, the report recommended that during the trial run of the BRTS on this route in the city, this safety aspect should be carefully looked into.

Pune: The much polluted rivers, Pavana, Indrayani and Mula, seem to be staring at an even bleaker future.

Terms Overall Work Satisfactory; PMC Promises To Fix Problems

Pune: A safety audit of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) on Alandi-Nagar Road, conducted by IIT Bombay, has termed the civic work as satisfactory while pointing out certain shortcomings.

‘No More Trial Runs Till Survey Is Done’

Pune: The Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited (PMPML), the city’s bus transport undertaking, has urged the Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad municipal corporations to conduct a road safety audit of the Bus Rapid Transit System (BRT) routes which would be commissioned in a few months.

Pune: To encourage citizens to segregate wet and dry waste, the municipal corporation in Pimpri Chinchwad will soon start distributing two small garbage bins free of cost among 4.65 lakh households

As many as 21 people have tested positive for swine flu in Pune city till date this month. Among them, four have succumbed to the infection.