PCMC Launches Special Campaign: 50,000 Square Feet of Encroachments Cleared in Kudalwadi, Chikhali

Pimpri Chinchwad, 29th February 2024: On behalf of the Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC), a targeted initiative unfolded today as part of a special campaign to address encroachments. The action was executed to remove encroachments on 11 brick constructions, including iron sheds, covering an area of approximately 50 thousand square feet in Kudalwadi, Chikhali, specifically along the 30-meter DP road in Ward No. 2. This strategic move aimed at widening the road for improved infrastructure.

The directive for this operation came from PCMC Commissioner Shekhar Singh, and it was executed under the guidance of Additional Commissioner Pradeep Jambhale Patil, City Engineer Makarand Nikam, Deputy Commissioner Manoj Lonkar, and Executive Engineer Devanna Gattuwar.

During the action, Additional Commissioner Pradeep Jambhale Patil personally visited the site, gathered information about the proceedings, and provided instructions to the officials. He emphasized the importance of expediting the road work and directing the construction department to commence the task promptly.

The Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) has been proactive in combating encroachment in recent days. Just two days ago, the PCMC’s encroachment department took action against unauthorized construction spanning 2.32 lakh square feet within its jurisdiction. This follows a series of similar initiatives undertaken by the PCMC in various locations.

The operation involved field officers from the C, E, F, and H Regional Offices, including Anna Bodde, Rajesh Agle, Sitaram Bahure, and Umesh Dhakne, as well as key personnel such as Executive Engineers, Civil Engineering Assistants, Municipal Employees, Maharashtra Security Force, and Maharashtra Police overseeing the operation.

Encroachments continue to be addressed daily in various parts of the city, and this commitment is expected to persist. Citizens are urged not to park abandoned vehicles on roads, install unauthorized hoardings, iron sheds, and banners, and cooperate in maintaining clean footpaths. Additional Commissioner Pradeep Jambhale Patil emphasizes the necessity of obtaining permission from the municipal administration before constructing letter sheds, in alignment with the directives of Commissioner Shekhar Singh.