Decline in open spaces in Pune since 2005: ESR

Hindustan Times | Aug 1, 2020 at 8:38 PM
  • The 2019-2020 Environmental status report (ESR) released by the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) on Friday has brought out unpalatable reality of rapid, large scale concretisation across the city, resulting in gobbling up of several open spaces during the past 15 years.
  • The overall change, according to experts, has put heavy burden on the basic infrastructure, amenities and green cover of the city.
  • The newly added 23 villages, as per ESR, has compounded infrastructural issues of the city, further adding burden of concretisation in suburban areas as seen from the map.