Is the PMC a seat of bad governance?The Devnadi Case Study
World Environment Day 2013: Pune Mirror, June 5th 2013
Flood Control Plan 2013, Pune Municipal Corporation
•  The PMC has no records of any floods in any Nalla•  In their own admission flooding is due to release in excess of 45,000...
Typical IDF curve
PMC’s IDF curve
•  23 Basins in Pune with 360 Km nallas on natural fresh water streams said tocause floods•  Freshwater streams labeled as ...
Storm Water Drainage Project for Pune City PriMoveChapter 4 Project Institution FrameworkPune Municipal Corporation 884.5 ...
•  Most of the city roads do not have road side drains. Increasing paved areasand development is causing water to flow on t...
•  Why it has failed to protect the width of the streams and rivers as per the DP/Survey Maps•  Why PMC has failed to chec...
Basin G: Baner
Section of Baner DPR showing the actual fresh water stream and the proposed channel
Same section of Baner on the Development Plan
Groundwater being released to form fresh water stream before this part was channelizedJan 2011
The channelized Devnadi can no longer collect and transport water. Noticethe waterlogging outside the channels.Jul 2011
Mar 2012
Section of Baner DPR showing the actual fresh water stream and the proposed channel
PMC Tree Office planting trees with citizens on the Green belt
Citizens planting bamboo saplings on the gree
Children enjoying fresh water in the Devna
A portion of the green belt
Aerial view of a portion of the green belt
Green belt razed to the ground
Portion of the green belt completely leveled and rid of vegetation
Construction of slum begins in the green belt
Slum nearing completion, no action by PMC despite 30+ complaints
Slum on green belt habited with electricity and water, PMC ignores complaints
The completed "channelization"S.No 78
The completed "channelization"S.No 163
•  Planning purposeless projects based on fraudulent data and premises•  Excluding the citizens and their participation•  ...
Is the PMC a seat of bad governance? The Devnadi case study
Is the PMC a seat of bad governance? The Devnadi case study
Is the PMC a seat of bad governance? The Devnadi case study
Is the PMC a seat of bad governance? The Devnadi case study
Is the PMC a seat of bad governance? The Devnadi case study
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Is the PMC a seat of bad governance? The Devnadi case study

  1. 1. Is the PMC a seat of bad governance?The Devnadi Case Study
  2. 2. World Environment Day 2013: Pune Mirror, June 5th 2013
  3. 3. Flood Control Plan 2013, Pune Municipal Corporation
  4. 4. •  The PMC has no records of any floods in any Nalla•  In their own admission flooding is due to release in excess of 45,000 cusecsfrom the Khadakwasla Dam by irrigation departmentNo Nallas in Flood Locations
  5. 5. Typical IDF curve
  6. 6. PMC’s IDF curve
  7. 7. •  23 Basins in Pune with 360 Km nallas on natural fresh water streams said tocause floods•  Freshwater streams labeled as “stormwater drains”•  Reducing the width to upto a tenth of their original, concreting the freshwaterstreams and replacing their freshwater with sewage said to be the solution torid these streams of floods•  Three Phase Project with First Phase costing 388 crores created to rid Pune offloods•  When JNNURM reduces funds sanctioned three basins from Phase I droppedsaying they were less criticalIDF Curve used to claim floods across Pune
  8. 8. Storm Water Drainage Project for Pune City PriMoveChapter 4 Project Institution FrameworkPune Municipal Corporation 884.5 Construction Packages for Works ConstructionThe works covered by the project, costing Rs.388.03 crore are proposed to bedivided into six packages excluding the work of environmental compliance.All the works included in one basin forms an independent package. This hasbeen planned, so as to ensure that responsibility of all works in one basin is withone agency. These are described below:PackageNo.Package Description Estimated costin (Rs) crores1 Storm water drainage project for PuneCity- Storm water drainage works in BasinG- Baner Balewadi area.Rs. 66.672 Storm water drainage project for PuneCity- Storm water drainage works in BasinM- Wadgaon SheriRs. 57.443 Storm water drainage project for PuneCity- Storm water drainage works in BasinN-KharadiRs. 50.864 Storm water drainage project for PuneCity- Storm water drainage works in BasinP- KondhawaRs. 171.075 Storm water drainage project for PuneCity- Storm water drainage works in BasinV- Wadgaon BkRs. 36.496 Storm water drainage project for PuneCity- Supplying drain cleaning machineryRs. 5.00Total Rs. 387.53Environmental Compliance cost Rs.0.50Total Base Cost Rs. 388.03388 Crores to control non-existent floods, 0 crores for existing floods
  9. 9. •  Most of the city roads do not have road side drains. Increasing paved areasand development is causing water to flow on the roads. The total length ofroadside drains was 55 kms up to year 2006. The corporation has addedanother 100 kms. of drains. •  July 25, 2005 experienced unusually high rainfall of 102.30 mm, inundatingmany areas of Pune. Another day of heavy rainfall was June 5, 1976, with totaldaily rainfall 120 mm •  The number and extent of flooded areas is increasing in recent years. This hascaused widespread disruption of traffic, damages to vehicles, loss of man-hours and damage to roads. PMC’s Justification of the Project
  10. 10. •  Why it has failed to protect the width of the streams and rivers as per the DP/Survey Maps•  Why PMC has failed to check the tenement density per Ha as per Town Planning norms•  Why it has failed to make roads with drains•  How natural streams, which in most cases are far from roads, flood the roads•  How one day of rain, which caused floods in the Mutha due to release of water fromKhadakwasla, is used to justify a project with an overall outlay of over 1,000 crores thatpromises to destroy the city’s natural fresh water streams and its groundwater recharge•  How constricting and cementing natural streams will rid the city of flooding when world overcreating unpaved corridors with tree cover that is used to control floodsWhat PMC does not explain
  11. 11. Basin G: Baner
  12. 12. Section of Baner DPR showing the actual fresh water stream and the proposed channel
  13. 13. Same section of Baner on the Development Plan
  14. 14. Groundwater being released to form fresh water stream before this part was channelizedJan 2011
  15. 15. The channelized Devnadi can no longer collect and transport water. Noticethe waterlogging outside the channels.Jul 2011
  16. 16. Mar 2012
  17. 17. Section of Baner DPR showing the actual fresh water stream and the proposed channel
  18. 18. PMC Tree Office planting trees with citizens on the Green belt
  19. 19. Citizens planting bamboo saplings on the gree
  20. 20. Children enjoying fresh water in the Devna
  21. 21. A portion of the green belt
  22. 22. Aerial view of a portion of the green belt
  23. 23. Green belt razed to the ground
  24. 24. Portion of the green belt completely leveled and rid of vegetation
  25. 25. Construction of slum begins in the green belt
  26. 26. Slum nearing completion, no action by PMC despite 30+ complaints
  27. 27. Slum on green belt habited with electricity and water, PMC ignores complaints
  28. 28. The completed "channelization"S.No 78
  29. 29. The completed "channelization"S.No 163
  30. 30. •  Planning purposeless projects based on fraudulent data and premises•  Excluding the citizens and their participation•  Destroying the environment that they should protect•  Perjury by misrepresenting facts before court•  Aiding and encouraging illegalities while harassing the legal projects•  Demonstrating habitual contempt of law, justice and court orders•  Forgetting that they are the servants of the citizens and accountable to them Bad Governance

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