The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has decided to beautify 38 roads and traffic junctions in the city with greenery and ornamental plants. The PMC's effort has been praise by citizens' groups and said that the work should not cause inconvenience to traffic and that it should be properly maintained.
In the road medians and along both sides of the roads, ornamental plants and saplings of trees will be planted. The PMC will implement the works on build-operate-transfer basis - the private agency will carry out the works and in return it will be allowed to display advertisements.
The agency will have to maintain the beautification works for two years. The civic garden department has invited offers from private agencies for the beautification works. Citizens' group Pedestrians First, however, cautioned that beautification plans in the past have failed to deliver the expected results and have caused inconvenience to citizens.