Pune: Maha Yuti-BJP Lok Sabha candidate Murlidhar Mohol has assured sustainable living for Puneites, for which he will implement development projects with the help of the Central government in the city.

A poll rally was organised for him in Gokhale Nagar, Janwadi, Wadarwadi, Shivaji Housing Society, Senapati Bapat road areas. MLA Siddharth Shirole, former corporator Balasaheb Bodke, Aditya Malve, Sunny Nimhan, Rajashri Kale, Vinod Orse, Ravindra Salegaonkar, Satish Bahirat, Sandip Kale, Ganesh Bagade, Yogesh Bachal, Aparna Gosavi, Aparna Kurhade, Dattu Dhotre, Anita Pawar, Vinod Dhotre, Usha Netke, Akash Dhotre, Vinayak Kotkar, Dilip Shelke, Rohit Shelke and Rajendra Nikam participated in the rally.

Mohol said, “A draft plan is ready to make Pune free of carbon footprint by 2050. Buildings in the city will be turned into green structures, efficient power measures will be implemented in industrial belts. Efficient power system will be developed for water management. All buildings will have solar panels. Solar water heaters will be encouraged. Public transport system will be strengthened. E-vehicles will be promoted and charging infrastructure will be set up. Rain water harvesting will be mandatory for all construction sites. A biodiversity protection and conservation project will be implemented.

“The city’s green cover will be expanded. An extensive ground water recharging programme will be undertaken. Sustainable riverfront development will be ensured. Decentralised solid waste management will be done. The Pune Climate Plan will be executed. For all this, there will be a tri-pronged strategy: Carbon footprint-free city, clean environment and an efficient disaster management system.”

He said, “Emphasis will be on sustainable energy sources for sustainable lifestyles. The use of CNG and e-buses will be increased. Solar energy will be promoted. Environment-friendly fuel supply will be sought. All buses in the PMPML fleet will run on Environment-friendly fuel by 2030. Tax concessions will be given to promote production and use of solar energy. Cooking gas will be supplied through pipelines. More CNG stations will be set up. There will be a remarkable increase in buses, auto-rickshaws and private vehicles running on CNG. Thus, pollution will be drastically reduced and Puneites’ health will be protected.”

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