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Here is what some prominent Puneites expect from Anil Shirole

Sunday, 18 May 2014 - 12:00pm IST | Place: Pune | Agency: dna

Now that BJP's Anil Shirole has been elected as new MP from Pune, the list of expectations from the people has only grown longer. Here is what some people in the fore front of their fields have to say...
  • Anil Shirole.

Lila Poonawala, chairperson, Lila Poonawala Foundation
"I want the MP to implement everything that has been promised to us about education, employment and infrastructure. The youth of the city need jobs and that's why they have elected them. With the kind of majority he has in Pune, there is no excuse for the BJP to fulfill the promises."

Indira Parekh, President, Foundation for Liberal and Management Education
"Each child in Pune should have an education and the opportunities for the private and government institutions in the city should be brought up to the times."

Sanskruti Menon, an Environmentalist
"The MP should focus on river restoration and biodiversity management. The public transport and condition of BRTS should be made better by collaboration of the Pimpri Chinchwad and Pune transport departments along with Maval. There should also be centralised waste management and the government should encourage and foster participatory governance at the ward level as well."

Anant Sardeshmukh, Director General, MCCIA
"A good atmosphere should be created by the new elected government and they should concentrate on tackling corruption and reducing the fiscal deficit. I also expect a proper implementation of Foreign Direct Investment policy."

Bharat Phatak, Investment Adviser
"After a strong mandate, I expect good controlling of the fiscal deficit by rationalisation of subsidies and the inflation by removing supply bottlenecks. There should be implementation of GST and DTC. There should be a push to industry by productive spending on infrastructure such as railways, roads, ports. Raising resources from PSU divestment and dividends and attracting domestic investments and FDI will be beneficial for the city."

Arun Firodia, Industrialist & Chairman, Kinetic Group
"We need assistance in the river cleanup and the new MP should come up with the ways to convert garbage into wealth. Since cities are the drivers of growth, they need to be efficient."

Ajit Patwardhan , Educationist
"Education should be well managed and it needs to be improved to a higher standard. More freedom and autonomy to institutes will take education to a new level in the Oxford of the East."

Fatehchand Ranka, industrialist and president of Maharashtra Sarafa Mandal
"If the rural areas around Pune can be developed in terms of infrastructure the load on city area will reduce and we could pay attention to making urban Pune a healthier city."

S K Jain, President MCCIA
"Pune should have an international standard airport to cater to the ever-growing industrial and trade sector. Pending matters of the airport need to first be sorted and more direct flights to business destinations have to be added to pre-empt the requirement of the future.

Nandan Bal, former India's Davis Cup coach
"I would like our MP to understand sports and give some importance to the same. Pune being called as a sports city, making sports mandatory in schools and colleges and improving the infrastructure of all the different sports should be imperative."

Kumar Gera, Chairman Gera Developments, Founder President, CREDAI (NATIONAL)
"In the housing sector, recalling the very positive steps taken by the BJP led NDA government when it was in power the last time - one does expect that housing, along with infrastructure will get the much needed impetus. There are fairly straightforward solutions that are awaiting implementation and that are urgently needed. The sentiment right now is as positive as it can be. Creating policies that create affordable housing will also fuel numerous other allied sectors and contribute significantly to the GDP."

Dr. Ajeenkya D Y Patil , Chairman Ajeenkya DY Patil Group and Consul General of Guyana.
"This will provide a conducive environment for the growth of the economy and the nation at large."


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