City politicians will have to change their stand on the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system and cycle tracks if they want Pune to be a part of the Union government's 'smart city' plan, which makes it ma

Stress On Local-Level Planning

The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) can stake its claim to the central government’s funds to complete its water, sewage and waste management projects since the BJP government may launch a scheme f

If the central government has its way , citizens may have to start paying for the waste generated in households.

New Delhi based Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has stated that reinventing the strategy for river pollution control must be on the top government's environment agenda.

The Union urban development department will study all the incomplete projects under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) and find a `solution' to get the works done.

PUNE: The Union government has unveiled new policy guidelines for major ports, aimed at helping them leverage their land resources for commercial advantage.

Resist Taboo, Fight Graft To Get Better Treatment

Pune: Reshma (name changed) was diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB) during a free health check-up camp held in Satara, about 109 km from Pune. Government doctors asked her husband to start treatment immediately. The man first refused to accept that his wife has been infected. Then he locked her in a room for about a week. When doctors reached his doorsteps, he drove them away.

Pvt Vehicles Rise As Public Transport Remains Poor

Pune: Smaller cities, experiencing a more rapid shift to personal vehicles in the absence of adequate investment in a strong public transport system, are struggling with severe air pollution, the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) research has observed.

For most Puneites, traffic and transport pose the worst kind of problems.