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Old April 19th, 2006, 12:13 AM   #61
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Posco to set up $14 million unit in Pune

Posco to set up $14 million unit in Pune

Prince Mathews Thomas / Mumbai April 18, 2006

The steel maker tied up with LG in a 65:35 joint venture for the Pune centre.

South Korean steel major Posco will process and sell 1.3 lakh tonne of electrical steel from its upcoming Posco-India Processing Centre (POS-IPC) in Pune. Earlier this year, the steel maker had tied up with consumer electronics major LG in a 65:35 joint venture for the centre.

A senior official at Posco’s Indian office stated that the $14 million centre will come up by November this year. “Almost 25 per cent of the output will be sourced to LG and the rest will be sold in the local and international markets,” the official said.

“We foresee a surge in demand for electrical steel in the country owing to huge investments in the power sector and the expanding white goods sector. And there are hardly any players processing this steel in India,” he added.

Electrical steel is used in the manufacturing of electrical home appliances and for transformers. One of its variants, CRGO steel, is used in making transformers and at present, the country imports the entire requirement of the value-added metal.

The centre will include four cutting and shearing machines, including a grain-oriented magnetic steel sheet and strip facility, and will be capable of producing up to 130,000 tonne of electrical steel sheets.

It will be located in Pune’s Talegaon Industrial Complex, which is surrounded by large-scale transformer manufacturers, including Siemens.

Many electronic appliances manufacturers, including LG and Whirlpool
, also have manufacturing facilities in the complex and are expected to demand large volumes of electrical steel sheets.

After production begins in November, Posco will introduce a core cutting machine that can manufacture cores for transformers and motors, enabling the new coil centre to be considered a specialised centre for electrical steel sheets.

The company has constantly invested in overseas processing centres since the mid-1990s with the intention of making these centres play active roles in supporting Posco’s overseas marketing of steel products.

The steel manufacturer, at present, operates 12 processing centres, including the POS-NPC, which opened in early February in Nagoya, Japan. With the addition of the POS-IPC in India and POS-MPC in Mexico later this year, Posco will have 14 processing centers across the globe
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Hexaware opens Pune center

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PUNE: IT and BPO services provider Hexaware Technologies today inaugurated its software development center at the Cerebrum IT Park in Kalyani Nagar here.

It is the company's third development center in India after Mumbai and Chennai. The new center will provide services in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) – PeopleSoft and Oracle, .Net, Java, Testing and product lifecycle management (PLM).
At present, the Pune center can support 250 software professionals. Atul Nishar, founder and chairman, Hexaware Technologies said: “ We want to expand the Pune center as a full-fledged campus just like our Chennai operation. There the first phase would be ready by 2007 and can house 3000 people. The campus area spans 27 acres and will be able to support 10,000-11,000 people.”

Further he added that the company plans to have campuses in Mumbai and Pune followed by tier two cities in the North-east and South. The company intends to increase headcount from 4124 people to 5000 by the year-end.

Rusi Brij, vice president and CEO said, “Currently we have invested $20 million in Chennai for the first phase of the project and are planning to invest the same amount per year in Mumbai and Pune for better infrastructure.” Hexaware will also start a BPO arm in Pune soon.
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City infrastructure gets Deshmukh push

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City infrastructure gets Deshmukh push


Pune, April 28: Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh also gave an in-principle approval to Pune Municipal Corporation’s plan to spruce up the civic infrastructure ahead of the Commonwealth Youth Games. PMC chief Nitin Kareer told Pune Newsline that the package includes a Rs 210 crore road network connecting the Balewadi sports complex with the airport, an elevated road along the river to link the airport with the sports complex and a road connecting the city sports centre at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium and Balewadi; a Rs 130 crore rapid bus transit system on six routes and a Rs 150 crore fund for various things like cleaning up public spaces, creating parking facilities and so forth.
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Dear Pune boarders,

Iam a chennai boarder and generally post my opinons only on Chennai board. But iam here to post my displeasure at the language used by this boarder by the name "Pding" who visits all other boards including Chennai's. He may not have used such language on this board. But if situation arises he can give into using foul language. I strongly request you guys to boycott his comments unless he gives an unconditional apology on all boards
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alright, i just figured sathish posted this message in all the threads in this damn forum. mods, seriously, take some action.
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Dear Pune boarders,

Iam a chennai boarder and generally post my opinons only on Chennai board. But iam here to post my displeasure at the language used by this boarder by the name "Pding" who visits all other boards including Chennai's. He may not have used such language on this board. But if situation arises he can give into using foul language. I strongly request you guys to boycott his comments unless he gives an unconditional apology on all boards
spam? provincialilism?? getting personal??? acceptable????

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Efkon to set up facility in Pune

Australia-based intelligent transportation systems (ITS) major Efkon is setting up facility at Pune to develop ITS exclusively for the Indian market. Efkon India, the company's Indian subsidiary, will invest $3-5 million over two years in the facility.
The company has already kicked off operations with a staff of 30 people. At present, work on highway traffic management systems (HTMS) for the Indian roads is underway. The centre will also integrate existing systems and bring them on same platform for the users.

"The centre is also likely to be upgraded to a global excellence centre, with around 100 employees by the end of the year," said Pushkar Kulkarni, CEO, Efkon India.

HTMS technologies are increasingly being used on highways in the country for more efficient traffic management and communciations. Efkon's HTMS technology has been deployed on the Jaipur Kishangarh stretch of National Highway no 8 and some parts of Gujarat.

Typically, an HTMS system would include variable message displays, weather stations, emergency call boxes and weigh-in-motion sensors which allow the highway concessionaire to check the overloading of trucks, which in turn damages the black top on the highway.

A black top meant to last for 4-5 years can be damaged in just 2-3 years if overloading is not checked, which in turn will add to the cost of the highway concessionaire, said Kulkarni. However, he pointed out that in India the weigh-in-motion sensors are still being used to collect data and not check the overloading.



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UK to open full-fledged trade office in city in October

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Pune: A full-fledged trade office is set to come up at the Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture (MCCIA) international convention centre on Senapati Bapat road by this year-end.
Announcing this here on Thursday, British deputy high commissioner of Mumbai, Vicki Treadell, said, “The upgradation of the existing business information centre to a full-fledged trade office in Pune is to recognise Pune’s emergence as a commercial and academic centre on the world stage.”

Treadell, who joined as deputy high commissioner in February and is the first woman to hold the post in India, said the move is to further deepen UK’s interests in India, and Pune in particular. The trade office will open in October-November.
Also, Treadell said three UK companies in the automobile sector would set up manufacturing bases in Pune. She, however, did not identify the companies.
Initially aimed at consolidating partnership with the 150 Pune-based companies which have prominent links in the UK, she said the trade office would explore avenues to forge ties in areas of research and development between UK-based universities and research institutions in Pune. A two member team, headed by trade and investment adviser Avnish Malhotra from the business information centre, will be appointed at the Pune office. Decision on increasing staff will be taken after a review next year.
Treadell said many Indian corporate houses were looking at the UK as a gateway to the European market. Of the Indian investment in Europe, almost 60 per cent goes to the UK. Last year, the largest share of investment by Indian infotech companies (36%), followed by financial services (12%), pharmaceuticals (11%) and automobiles (8%).
On British prime minister Tony Blair’s initiative last year on the UK-India education research initiative (UKIERI), Treadell said efforts were on to match the R&D requirement between the two countries. “We are closely looking at sectors like bio-technology, health care and pharmaceuticals.”
She said that of the 16,000 student visas issued to Indians last year, 6,300 were from Western India. “This is a growth of 20 per cent over the previous year.”
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Pune beats Mumbai in software exports

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Pune has done it again. It has recorded software exports of Rs 9,100 crore as compared to Mumbai, which has clocked Rs 7,300 crore, for the fiscal 2005-06.

Talking to Business Line, Mr P. Venugopal, Director, Software Technology Park of India (Maharashtra), said Pune registered a 48-per cent year-on-year growth to touch Rs 9,100 crore, up from Rs 6,150 crore for the fiscal ended March 31, 2005.

In percentage terms, it is second only to Hyderabad, which has reported 51 per cent year-on-year growth. He said for the current fiscal, a cumulative growth of 30 per cent is expected.

Mr Venugopal noted that the State Government had given Letter of Intent to many private players for developing IT parks in the city. He said the Government had promised fiscal and non-fiscal benefits to these players.

He said more than 100 companies had registered for space in the Software technology park and the majority of them are involved in the research and development, engineering services and embedded technology. And this has been the scenario for the past three years, he said.
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Tatas plan supercomputer venture

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Likely to be located in Pune at an estimated cost of Rs 400 cr

To develop home-grown high performance computing solutions

Uses a new theory of interconnects based on the mathematical principles of `projective geometry'

System to outperform fastest machines like Blue Gene of IBM

New Delhi , May 5

The Tata Group is likely to float a new company whose focus will be top-end supercomputers, according to reliable sources in the group.

The first initiative of this new venture, in which the Group Chairman, Mr Ratan Tata, is said to have taken personal interest, will be to build a machine based on a parallel supercomputing architecture that Prof Narendra Krishna Karmakar, the well-known Indian computer scientist, has claimed to have developed.

To an e-mail query on the venture, the Group's official spokesperson merely stated after persistent requests for a response:
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10 sez's sanctioned for Pune

MUMBAI: Are the SEZs becoming new-age zamindars? At least the amount of land being sanctioned to them does suggest so. If the size of the land being sanctioned to these new-age projects is any indication, the SEZs soon would be the country’s biggest land-holding entities.

A section of the government has started expressing suspicion about the whole SEZ concept and its utility.
With the special economic zones becoming flavour of the season and as its numbers keep rising by the day, dissenting voices are gaining momentum in government quarters about the land being approved for these projects.

A section of the government has also started expressing suspicion about the whole SEZ concept and its utility.

“There is every reason to suspect the real motive of some of the SEZ promoters. Their prime interest appears to be real estate,” a top government official confessed to ET.

To substantiate the argument, he furnished list of companies that have been eyeing huge government land at a concessional rate.

The government has every reason to doubt the move. “There are enough examples around of industrialists making more money by selling their real estate interests — which they acquire at throw away price — than running the industry,” this official said.

As reported by ET in the past, Maharashtra tops the list with the maximum number of SEZs being announced in the state.

As of now, the state has 26 sanctioned SEZs with around equal number of proposals waiting clearance. Apart from the private sector, the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) is also promoting them. According to official documents, some of the SEZs proposed near Mumbai are really gigantic.

As of now, Maharashtra has 26 sanctioned SEZs with around equal number of proposals waiting clearance.

If the size of the land being sanctioned to these new-age projects is any indication, the SEZs soon would be the country’s biggest land-holding entities.

Take the case of multi-product SEZ proposed by one Marathon Realty at Panvel. The land, if sanctioned, would be 2,750 acres. Another one by Dewan Investments to come up at Thane would be spread in 2,500 acres. Similar is the size of the SEZ promoted by little known Pan India Paryatan. Both these are multi-products SEZs.

Other two promoted by Mahindra and Mahindra and Bharat Forge are coming up near Pune in 3,000 and 5,000 acres and like other such big projects both have been registered as multi-product SEZs.

The one being built by the Maharashtra Airport Development Authority (MADA) would be spread in 3,250 acres.

However, the mother of SEZs would be the Reliance’s Navi Mumbai project. The Mukesh Ambani-led group has plans to merge two SEZs: Navi Mumbai and Maha Mumbai to become the largest such project in the country having a size of nearly 30,000 acres.

Other SEZs that are coming up in private sector are from Bajaj Auto, Aurangabad (260 acres), Magarpatta (30), Wipro Pune (50), Syntel International Pune (40), Shapoorji Pallonji Pune (74), K.Raheja Corporation Pune (25.69), K Raheja Universal, Navi Mumbai, (51), K Raheja Universal, Jui Nagar, Navi Mumbai (32), Hiranandani Builder (Powai) (31.07), DLF Akruti Info Parks Hinjewadi (60), City Parks Pune (75) etc.

Along with this, the state-owned Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) too has many SEZs on its itinerary. Some of them include IT and ITeS, Hinjewadi, Pune ( 775 acres), Latur, agro-processing (370), Kagal, textile (281), Nandgao, multi-product ( 2470), Bhadravati, power sector, (2717).

SEZ's approved for Pune

1. Bharat forge - 5000 acre
2. Mahindra & Mahindra - 3000 acre
3. Magarpatta - 30 acre
4. Wipro Pune - 50 acre
5. Syntel International Pune - 40 acre
6. Shapoorji Pallonji Pune - 74 acre
7. K.Raheja Corporation Pune - 25.69 acre
8. DLF Akruti Info Parks Hinjewadi - 60 acre
9. City Parks Pune - 75 acre
10.MIDC, Hinjewadi - 775 acre
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Tata BP Solar`s Pune unit soon

Dileep Athavale / Mumbai/ Pune May 17, 2006

The company – a joint venture between Tata Power and British Petroleum – would finalise the location for the facility soon, said Arvind Karandikar, head of the western region for Tata BP Solar.

"We have identified two sites at Hinjewadi and Moshi (near Chakan) and will make the final choice in the next one month or so," Karandikar said.

Pune will be the second location in India to have a Tata BP Solar manufacturing plant. The company has a plant at its headquarters at Bangalore, where it makes both thermal systems and power solutions. The Pune plant will make only thermal (water heating) systems.

Karandikar informed that the company had decided to install a capacity to make 1,600 collectors (glass panels that house the heating systems) a month at an initial capital outlay of Rs 2 crore.

The entire capital investment would be in plant and machinery as the company would use premises leased on a long-term commitment, he added. The plant would go operational in about one year from now, Karandikar said.

Pointing to the huge real estate development taking place in the western Maharashtra region, he said the solar water heating systems sales are expected to zoom in the coming two years or so.

"We see great scope in residential, institutional, hospitality and healthcare-oriented real estate construction as well as the increasing tendency to install the systems at existing buildings," Karandikar said.

The Bangalore plant has capacity to manufacture 1,800 collectors a month on a single shift basis, which is fully exhausted, he said. Karandikar said the production at the Pune facility would be meant to cater to the company's markets in the west, central and north regions.

Karandikar informed that the civic authorities in Pune as well as Mumbai were very close to making solar water heating compulsory for all the structures in the two cities. "Thane Municipal Corporation has recently done this, opening a great opportunity for us," he said.

Disclosing that the western region's contribution to the company's annual turnover of Rs 430 crore is Rs 15 crore a year, Karandikar said the share would rise with growing activity in the region.

He said the thermal systems and power solutions businesses had equal shares in the company's total business in the western region.

Karandikar, however, ruled out the possibility of power solutions manufacturing coming to Pune, as the investments required to manufacture these units would be untenable at the current juncture.
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Shringar plans 7 cinemas in Pune

Our Regional Bureau / Mumbai/ Pune May 23, 2006



Shringar Cinemas managing director Shravan Shroff told reporters on Sunday that the company has tied up for four out of the seven and is on the look out for appropriate locations and properties for the rest.

Shroff was here for the inauguration of the company's first multiplex Fame Jai Ganesh at Akurdi in the Pimpri-Chinchwad area. The multiplex, part of the Jai Ganesh Vision Mall, has three screens and a seating capacity of about 1,100. Shroff said two more multiplexes will be made operational by the end of the year or early next year.

"We have tied up with Kumar Builders and Kakade Construction for these two and are on the look out for suitable places in important locations to open four more," Shroff said.

Shringar Cinema already has three multiplexes in Mumbai and one in Kolkata. The company has lined up a plan to open a total of 45 multiplexes over the next couple of years.

Shroff said the company will commission multiplexes in Chandigarh, Hyderabad, Surat and Kolkata in addition to three new ones in Mumbai in the next 12 months.

Shroff said the company has been investing at the rate of Rs 55,000 per seat to create world class seating environment and interior design. In addition to the snack counters, the company is planning to offer space for those who would like to open their counters in a 'shop in shop' format.

The company is talking is to Oxford University Press to set up their Oxford Express outlets.

Shroff said the company has also planned an entry into the food courts business. The first two of these food courts will be set up in Surat and Howrah respectively, with a third one in Ludhiana.

"The first two will be of 5000 sq ft area while the one in Ludhiana would be 50,000 sq ft with multiple entertainment facilities such as slides and monorail," he elaborated.

Shringar Cinemas has floated a wholly owned subsidiary Big Picture Hospitality for the food courts business and this company will have a different head of operations and team, Shroff said.
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Pune to get 25 new Volvo buses for public transport

PMC to buy 200 new buses

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Pune, May 22: Pune will get its first brush with luxury travel in public transport with the addition of 25 Volvo buses to the Pune Municipal Transport (PMT) fleet. The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC)’s General Body (GB) on Monday approved the proposal to purchase 200 new buses, including 25 Volvo buses, at the cost of Rs 30 crore. The decision comes after Municipal Commissioner Nitin Kareer forwarded a proposal for the purchase of 200 new buses.

However, the GB rejected the proposal for hiring 150 private buses as it did not receive support from all corporators. Leader of Opposition Anil Shirole and Ramesh Bodake had forwarded a suggestion stating that the newly purchased and hired buses should ply on routes at the same time. But even this proposal was rejected as only 26 corporators supported the suggestion to the opposition of 50 corporators.

The proposal of purchasing new buses was opposed by many corporators who demanded to know the need for purchasing new buses. Kareer said that as per the directives of the Bhurelal committee, the PMT was to purchase 300 new buses and hire 150 buses. He said these new buses would not increase the fleet strength as they were required to replace the old ones. ‘‘A total of 350 buses are more than 10 years old. The PMT has to incur a high cost for their maintenance. With the purchase of 200 new buses, we will be merely replacing them,’’ he said.

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BRT kicks off in Pune

Pune civic body kicks off pilot project on bus rapid transport

Sapna Agarwal / Mumbai/ Pune May 26, 2006

Taking a small step towards solving Pune's traffic woes, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has commissioned a pilot project for a Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) system on the Hadapsar-Swargate route.

PMC commissioner Nitin Kareer said the BRT model, which requires building dedicated bus lanes for mass transit, is already a huge success in Latin America. Bogota in Colombia and Curitiba in Brazil have deployed it successfully, he said.

Explaining that work for implementing the BRT has already begun, Kareer said, "The detailed design for two-lane system as required for the project is finalised. We have begun work on a 4.5 km stretch at Hadapsar and on a 5-6 km stretch on Satara Road. The pilot will be ready in three months."

Detailing the progress of the project, he said, "In the coming week, we will hold a meeting to discuss issues such as the purchase of buses, minor changes required in the final plan regarding bus shelters and lane segregation. Though the procurement of electronic display systems may take time." PMC had appointed noted traffic expert Geetam Tiwari of Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, as its official consultant for the project.

This project however may not prove to be the final solution for Pune traffic problems. The civic body's proposals on sky bus and tram bus mass transit systems are still not finalised.

Kareer said, "We have set up task forces for studying the various modes of transport - non-motorised transport, Pune Municipal Transport, metro and bus rapid transport. These committees will give us recommendations by May end."
The corporation has also circulated a document as a concept note on the city's public transport policy to different stake holders.

"We have started deliberations with various stakeholders such as citizens, NGOs, corporators, police, RTO, private operators and mohalla committees among others. Once these deliberations are over and the document is finally approved, it will become the key document for clearing other proposals in future," said Kareer, hinting that the exercise may take well over three months.
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Central Railway to upgrade five stations in Pune division

The Central Railways' Pune division, which earned a revenue of Rs 405 crore for the financial year 2005-06 as against an expenditure of Rs 175 crore, would undertake a number of measures to improve passenger facilities, including giving giving a '21st century look to five stations'.

"Pune, Kolhapur, Miraj, Sangli and Satara railway stations would see expansion of passenger facilities at a cost of Rs 8 crore," said P K Saxena, divisional railway manager.

The railway station in Pune, which is a heritage property, would have new boundary wall, special lighting work, coupon-validating, coin-vending and automated soft drink and milk vending machines and a broadband-connected cyber cafe.

While special work has been sanctioned for the platform number two and three in Pune, a new platform was being built at Kolhapur and an existing one is being raised in Sangli, Saxena said.

Saxena also informed that new colour-based signalling system between Pune and Miraj stations has become functional replacing the old relay-based one.

Track conversion measuring about 250 km has been completed in the division.

Saxena said five trains would run as superfast from July one.

The trains that have been made into superfasts are Pragati (Pune-Mumbai); 2133-2134 Pune-Darbhanga; 2147-2148 Kolhapur-Nizamuddin; 2701-2702 CST, Mumbai-Hyderabad and 2729-2730 Pune-Nanded. The Pune-Nanded has now become a bi-weekly train from tri-weekly.

As many 32,000 passengers arrive or leave daily in 40 local trains and 40 long distance trains (each way) from the Pune railway station, he said.


Pune City to get continuous power supply by June 1

Pune, May 28: The country’s first public-private initiative to mitigate power woes is now just a step away from realisation as the Confederation of Indian Industry and Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd will take a final decision on the date of implementation in Pune on Monday. Sources said the proposal is expected to be implemented before June 1, thereby giving uninterrupted power to the city.

The trials that began on Friday to test the unique experiment have been successful with over 20 industrial units participating in it. Currently, the city undergoes nearly two-and-a-half-hour power cut every day and faces a shortage of 180-200 MW during peak hours.

‘‘We have been testing the captive power plants (CPPs) for the last three days and the results are very encouraging,’’ former president of CII’s Pune unit and chief architect of the project Pradeep Bhargava told Pune Newsline

As per the CII-MSEDCL proposal, the industrial units will generate and consume their own power during the peak hours. This will relieve the load in the MSEDCL grid and the extra electricity will be supplied to the Pune consumers, eliminating the need for load-shedding. Since the running of the CPPs involve operational costs like fuel, MSEDCL will have to reimburse the industrial units the differential amount — between the cost of running the CPPs and the electricity bill of the units.


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Pune free from load shedding woes

Tuesday, June 6, 2006 (Pune):

Pune has become the first Indian city to become free from load shedding, a feat despite the city facing a shortage of power.

The residents of Pune, angry about the frequent power cuts, went on a rampage and ransacked the local electricity board office in June 2005.

The city, like the rest of the state, still faces a power shortage. But this year, there has been no load shedding so far.

The change came about because of a unique partnership, the first of its kind in the country.

Thirty of Pune's top industries will generate their own power instead of drawing it from the state electricity board. This is expected to make up for nearly 100 MW shortfall in the city.

"Pune has become the first city in the country to successfully introduce this concept and now the city will have no power cuts," said Dilip Walse Patil, Maharashtra's Energy Minister.

Alleviating hardships

The companies would be compensated at the rate of Rs 11 a unit for the fuel costs they incur to produce their own power.

This in turn would be passed onto those residents who use more than 300 units of power a month.

"We will be charging 42 paise per unit to only those customers who use over 300 units per month," said Sanjay Bhatia, Managing Director of Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Centre.

This initiative also achieves the social objective of alleviating the hardships caused by the shortage of power.

Other cities across the country too are keen at replicating the Pune model, with power becoming a perennial problem.



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Pune has become the first Indian city to become free from load shedding
not quite true. but very good news for pune. my dad was telling me about it

rest of maharashtra too should try this. though in the long run serious reforms need to be taken and new capacities installed. this cant be a long term solution. captive power is expensive and will only drive away investments
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Yes i hope they are having some long term plans...This temporary arrangement which started on June 2-3 is still good news for Puneties as they wont have any more power cuts in summer or will be minimum..Even though the 30 big industrial units are being compensated well..but this unique way would be good for a few months or a years but not too long... i hope the dabhol plant starts running to its full capacity and other ways should be used like wind energy to meet power demands..
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Kolkata has no 'official' loadshedding for years now. Mumbai is also well pampered.
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