Pune Corporation | MLA Mukta Tilak and Standing Committee Chairman Hemant Rasane are at loggerheads over development funds transfer

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Pune : deccan expressPune Corporation | Pune Corporation | Former Mayor, corporator and BJP MLA Mukta Tilak and PMC Standing Committee Chairman Hemant Rasane are at loggerheads over transfer of development funds meant for a proposed flyover on Bajirao Road to Chhatrapati Shivaji Road resurfacing.


MLA Mukta Tilak published a letter in this regard. In the letter, she said, “Rs 2 crore were allocated in the civic budget for the proposed flyover on Bajirao Road. However, technically building the flyover is not possible due to the narrow width of the road. I had submitted a proposal in November 2022 to use Rs 1 crore from this money for surfacing work of Chhatrapati Shivaji Road. However, the civic administration said they did not need funds for resurfacing the road. However, the administration recently demanded transfer of funds. I spoke to Standing Committee Chairman Hemant Rasane about the transfer of funds. I also put forth a proposal in this regard before the Standing Committee. However, the committee has rejected the transfer of funds and postponed the proposal by another two months.”


Tilak further wrote: “The civic administration and the Standing Committee do not appear to be serious about inconvenience caused to citizens due to the bad condition of Chhatrapati Shivaji Road. I do not want to fight for the credit of this work. The Standing Committee and the civic administration should resolve their differences. They should immediately do the road repair work and end inconvenience caused to citizens.”


Rasane’s reply to the letter

In his reply to MLA Tilak’s letter, Rasane said, “Rs 4.5 crore were allocated for the road resurfacing work. I reviewed the proposal from time to time. However, the administration said Rs 6.5 crore were needed for the work. The civic administration started the work by drawing funds from the 24×7 water supply project and funds from the Drainage Department. Had we approved the funds transfer proposal by MLA Mukta Tilak, it would have finally been granted in the general body meeting in February. This would have held the road resurfacing work. Hence, the transfer proposal was not approved.”


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