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Ness Wadia College of Commerce, Pune, Maharashtra


Ness Wadia College of Commerce, Pune, Maharashtra
Address: Plot / Street / Area
E 19, Late Principal V.K. Joag Path
Pune (District Pune)
Maharashtra, India
Pin Code : 411001

Ness Wadia College of Commerce, Pune Maharashtra is a recognised institute / college. Status: NAAC A Grade. Ness Wadia College of Commerce, Pune Maharashtra is managed by Society: Modern Education Society. Ness Wadia College of Commerce, Pune Maharashtra was established on / in 1969.

Principal of Ness Wadia College of Commerce, Pune Maharashtra is Professor Dr. (Ms.) Girija Shankar.

Ness Wadia College of Commerce is situated in Pune of Maharashtra state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Pune comes under Pune (Poona) Tehsil, Pune District.

Fax # of Ness Wadia College of Commerce, Pune Maharashtra is +91-20-26123149, 26160572.

email ID(s) is Ness Wadia College of Commerce Pune Maharashtra

Website of Ness Wadia College of Commerce, Pune Maharashtra is www.nesswadiacollege.edu.in.

Contact Details of Ness Wadia College of Commerce, Pune Maharashtra are : Telephone: +91-20-6127024, 26160909

Other colleges of Modern Education Society Group, Pune (Poona)
DG Ruparel College of Arts Science and Commerce Matunga, Mumbai
Cusrow Wadia Institute of Technology (CWIT), Pune
Nowrosjee Wadia College, Pune (Poona)
MES College of Engineering (MES COE), Pune (Poona)


Ness Wadia College of Commerce, Pune Maharashtra runs course(s) in Commerce, Degree stream(s).
B.Com, BBA, BCA, M.Com, MCA, Ph.D.

Approval details: Ness Wadia College of Commerce is affiliated with Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune (Maharashtra)

Profile of Ness Wadia College of Commerce

The background of the Ness Wadia College of Commerce can be traced back to June 1959 when the first Pre-degree Commerce class was started under the auspices of the Modern Education Society. The class then used to be held in the adjacent building of the Nowrosjee Wadia College of Arts and Science. In the years that followed the endeavor met with an increasingly enthusiastic response from the student community and soon a need to establish a full-fledged commerce college was keenly felt.

In 1969, the Commerce wing, thus, came to be established as an independent college of commerce, named after Sir Ness Wadia, (1873-1952), the renowned industrialist and philanthropist of his times. The Modern Education Society is deeply indebted to Sir Ness as well as his brother Sir Cusrow for their unstinting support to its endeavor. The College moved into its present premises with a building of its own in 1971.The College was inaugurated on 15th July 1969, by Dr. H. V. Pataskar, the then Vice-chancellor of the University of Pune. It moved into its present premises with a building of its own in 1971.


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NESS WADIA COLLEGE OF COMMERCE, Pune, Maharashtra State is a private, co-educational aided institution which was established in the year 1969. It is permanently affiliated to University of Pune and is recognized under Section 2 f and 12 B of U.G.C. Act. The College was sponsored by the Modern Education Society, (MES).

The Modern Education Society is a non-political educational society for promoting ' efficient primary, secondary, technical, commercial, industrial and pedagogical training at moderate fees, by the establishment at Poona and other places in the Bombay Presidency, as circumstances permit, of schools and colleges, or by such other means as may be most conducive to the attainment of these aims and objects.'

The Society consists of trustees who mostly belong to the field of education. At present, besides Ness Wadia College of Commerce, the Society is managing the Nowrosjee Wadia College of Arts and Science, Pune, The Cusrow Wadia Institute of Technology, Pune, D.G. Ruparel College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Mumbai, New Law College, Mumbai, M.E. Society's Engineering College, Pune, and Neville Wadia Institute of Management Studies and Research, Pune.

The MES named the college in memory of Sir Ness Wadia, a leading industrialist and philanthropist who was the also the president of the society.

The college is located on a campus of 22 acres which is shared by four other sister institutions. The actual area for the exclusive use of the college is about 5 acres, besides the spacious playground, gymkhana, a spacious auditorium, canteen, boys and girls hostels shared with sister institutions.

The College has a well planned four storeyed permanent building. The Junior Wing (10+2) of the college is also located in this building. The student strength in the Junior wing is about 1400. The college is offering B.Com.,and M.Com. degree programmes. Both are under grant-in-aid. Two P.G. Diplomas, one in Banking and other in Taxation Laws are offered on self financing basis. The teaching timings for B.Com., M.Com. and P.G. Diplomas are 7.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. The Junior Wing classes are held between 12 Noon and 4.30 p.m. The teaching faculty is separate for Junior and Senior wings of the college but the office, library etc.. are common facilities. The Principal of the College has overall control over the Junior College and is assisted by the Vice Principal.

The total strength of the students in B.Com. is 1917 (1109 Boys and 808 Grils) and in M.Com. it is 194 (90 Boys and 104 Girls). The students strength in P.G. Diploma in Banking is 60 ( 16 boys and 44 girls), and in Taxation Laws it is 120 (69 boys and 51 girls). The college has on its rolls 96 overseas students in B.Com. degree programme and 8 in M.Com. d

egree. There are six divisions in B.Com. In five divisions the medium of instruction is English. One division is taught in Marathi. There are two divisions in M.Com. The medium of instruction in M.Com. and other Diploma Courses is English.

There are 30 (19 Male and 11 Female) permanent full time teachers including one physical education director and one librarian, all under grant-in-aid and are receiving UGC pay scales. There are eight ( 6 Males and 2 Females) permanent part-time teachers who are also paid out of the funds received from the government. In the non teaching and supporting staff the college has 17 employees on administrative side and 21 employees under Class IV category, all under grant-in-aid.

Ness Wadia College of Commerce, Pune, Maharastra, volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), conducted the preliminary self study and submitted the self study report to the NAAC. A Peer Team was constituted by the Council to visit the institution and validate the self study report. The Peer Team consisting of Prof. V. Ramakistayya, former Vice Chancellor, Osmania University, Hyderabad, as Chairman, Prin. Thankachan K.J, Principal, Shri G.H. Gosrani Commerce and Shri D.D. Nagda B.B.A. College, Jamnagar, Gujarat as Member-convener, visited the institution for two days, 9th and 10th of January, 2004.

The Peer Team perused and analysed the self-study report submitted by the institution. During institutional visit the team went through all the relevant documents, visited the departmental facilities and interacted with various constituents of the institution. The academic, co-curricular, extra-curricular , sports and extension facilities of the institution were visited. The Peer Team also interacted with the management, Principal, Faculty, Non-teaching Staff, Students, Parents, and Alumni/Alumne of the institution. Based on the above exercise and keeping in mind the criteria identified by NAAC, the Peer Team presents below the assessment of the institution under various criteria, the commendable features of the institution as well as the issues of concern.

Criterion I - Curricular Aspects
The college offers one Under Graduate programme- B.Com. and one Post Graduate programme - M.Com. under grant-in-aid and two Post Graduate Diploma Courses, one in Banking and the other in Taxation Laws on self financing basis. The college follows the syllabus prescribed by the University. The college adopts annual system for both Under Graduate and Post Graduate Courses and PG Diploma courses.

The college needs one year to commence a new programme under the current affiliating system.

Many members of the faculty are the members of Board of Studies of the University. They actively participate in designing the syllabus of different commerce subjects. The functioning of the Staff Academy of the college updates the knowledge the teaching staff, ultimately benefiting the students. The college has many internal committees for monitoring curricular, co-curricular and extra curricular activities.

The general academic standard of the students is improved through the activities of the Literary Societies, Book Lovers' Group and other associations in the college. The college also strives to inculcate a spirit of social responsibility among the students through various community orientation programmes.

The linkages established by the college with organizations and industries help the students to expand their horizons of knowledge and skills.

The pedagogy developed by the college in respect of entrepreneurial development is worth mentioning as it motivates the students to become entrepreneurs.

Criterion II - Teaching, Learning and Evaluation
The college follows a transparent admission procedure and students are admitted to various courses on the basis of their academic record.

The overall performance of the students is monitored through follow up of class room attendance and through terminal examinations. The practical knowledge of the students in the subjects is enhanced by study tours, industrial visits, seminars and paper presentations, guest lectures by industrialists, eminent educationists etc. The college gives emphasis to student project work in order to develop research culture among them. The market surveys and subsequent entrepreneurial activities done by the students help them to understand the practical realities of business.

The teaching process is based on a unitized syllabus for which a teaching plan is prepared at the beginning of the year. Follow-up of the teaching plan is done by the respective department heads periodically. The evaluation methods are informed to the students at the beginning of the year. Special care is taken to have a systematic and effective implementation of the syllabus. Use of audio-visuals and extensive application of co-curricular activities like case studies, paper presentations, seminars, group discussions, project work, etc. increase the comprehensive knowledge of the students in the respective subjects.

The college has a standard statutory mechanism for evaluating the performance of the teachers. The college pays special attention to the improvement of the performance of the teachers. The self appraisal reports submitted by the teachers at the end of every year are discussed and necessary corrections are suggested for further improvement. The analysis of teaching performance and periodical collection of feedback from the students on the performance of the teachers also help the faculty members to become more and more student friendly.

The college believes that the development of faculty is important for better education of the students. Teachers are encouraged to improve their professional expertise by participating in refresher and orientation courses, seminars, workshops, national and international conferences. Some of the teachers of this college are honored by outside organizations for their good work.

The recruitment of the faculty is carried out by a duly constituted selection committee and by following standard selection procedure. Candidates with the requisite qualifications are appointed as per the guidelines of the university.

Teachers motivate the students by guiding and supporting them in academic, social and cultural activities. Outstanding students are awarded certificates, mementos etc. to promote excellence and become role models for others.

Criterion III - Research, Consultancy and Extension
The college is a recognized centre for Ph.D. It promotes research culture among the staff and the students of the college. Five teachers are recognized research guides. Some of the teachers of the college availed overseas assignments. Teachers are given incentives like study leave and adjustments in teaching schedule for carrying of research/project work. The college has a Research Committee set for the purpose of developing the research activities.

The contribution of Dr. Pardeshi (Limca Book of Record holder for the year 2002) of the department of Business Administration to the academic field is worth appreciable. He has published about 105 books on commerce and management.

Activities of Association for the Promotion of Social Consciousness (APSCON) and Samata Mandal are worth mentioning.

The college has one boys' NCC unit of 80 cadets. 12 girls of this college have enrolled in the girls NCC unit. Some of the NCC cadets have participated in the Republic Day Parad.

The community orientation programmes like AIDS awareness campaigns, Adult Education and Literacy, Medical Camps blood donation camps, tree plantation, road construction, health checking camps, eradication of superstitions march, peace march, anti dowry campaigns, de-addiction campaigns etc. organized by the NSS unit of the college are appreciable.

Criterion IV - Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The college is situated on an area of 22 acres. This area is shared by other sister institutions. It has sufficient infrastructural facilities to run the present educational programmes. The campus has the facilities of canteen, health dispensary, hostels for boys and girls, staff quarters, gymkhana, a spacious auditorium, and play grounds all shared with the sister institutions. The college has a partially computerized central library with about 35500 books including some books on competitive examinations and about 92 journals/periodicals. It has a book bank facility and is equipped with Computers, Reprography, Audio-Video cassettes CDs etc. The Internet facility is provided to the students on subsidized rate.

The entire infrastructure facility is utilized to the maximum by allowing various social organizations for conducting general meetings, cultural functions etc.

The college has a computer lab of its own with 11 computers and another lab with 26 computers on a shared basis.

The college maintains the infrastructure and the campus surroundings by appointing different committees like Campus Committee, Canteen Committee, Library Committee, Computer Lab Committee, etc.

The college has given special emphasis to sports and games. All kinds of sports and games events are encouraged by the college including gymnasium. The college encourages the students to participate in Local, University, National and International sports meets and the winning talents are recognized by giving awards. The college, to its credit, has a good number of outstanding performers - national and international-in the area of sports.

Criterion V - Students Support and Progression
The college has enough support services. The college provides financial aid to its students in the form of scholarships from Central Govt., State Govt., Parent Institution and other external Institutions. The college publishes its prospectus annually separately for Commerce and PG Diploma courses which contains a brief history of the college, information about the library, admission procedure, structure of fees, course contents, hostel and canteen facilities, rules of behavior , information regarding financial facilities to the students, etc.

Negligible drop out rate in the college deserves special mention. The Career Guidance and Placement Cell under an Academic Advisor provides guidance to the students in the matter of employment. The students are informed about the employment opportunities as and when an opportunity arises. The Placement Cell organizes career guidance by representatives of industrial firms. This cell gives special emphasis for the development of entrepreneurial skills. The college promotes personality development of the students by organizing co-curricular and extra-curricular activities like debate, quiz, elocution competition, paper presentation and arts and cultural programmes.

Special attention is given to the sports and games activities of the students through various indoor and outdoor games and Gymkhana.

One of the unique features of this college is that the students of the college run a students' co-operative society through the 'Earn and Learn' scheme.

It is also worth noting that the ex-students of this college hold prominent positions in the field of politics, arts and literature, science and technology, education, sports etc.

Criterion VI - Organization and Management
The college has an efficient mechanism for internal coordination and monitoring.

One of the unique features of this college is that its parent body - The Modern Education Society - consists educationalists like Vice Chancellors, Principals etc. Apart from the Local Managing Committee comprising representatives of Modern Education Society, Principal, elected representatives of teachers and non-teaching staff, the college has appointed several committees in order to monitor overall functioning of the college. The College Standing Committee which meets once in a month discusses the important issues and directs future course of action, Departmental Heads' Committee, Purchase Committee etc are some among them.

The college has also set up several internal committees of teachers, non-teaching staff and students for coordinating the internal functioning of the college. The curricular as well as co-curricular activities of the college are carried out by these committees. Administrative decentralization with respect to curricular, co-curricular and extra curricular activities can be seen in the functioning of the college.

The college has developed a mechanism for checking the work efficiency of the non-teaching staff through Office Committee. It has a grievance redressal mechanism for the students and staff members.

The college provides financial assistance to teaching and non-teaching staff . Apart from General Provident Fund, the staff members are benefited from Staff Welfare Fund, Salary Advance, Medical Benefits, Fee concession for the wards of college staff, and loan facility from Employee Co-Operative Credit Societies.

The fee structure of the college is transparent which is communicated to the students well in advance through the prospectus. The college has set up different welfare programmes for the benefit of the students like Poor Boys Fund Scheme. Besides this, benefits of State and Central Govt. Scholarships as well as internal scholarship schemes are extended to many students of the college.

Criterion VII - Healthy Practices
The college has developed many healthy practices which keep the administrative as well as academic functioning of the college in a highly organized manner.

The college has set up different specialized internal committees for administrative efficiency and effectiveness.

The college has empowerment courses like entrepreneurship development to supplement the regular programme.

Performance Appraisal of Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff helps in monitoring their performance and help them to improve their quality of service.

The college inculcates the spirit of teamwork among the staff and the students by constituting different committees for monitoring co-curricular and extra curricular activities.

The community oriented programmes of the college are promoting a sense of social responsibility and civic sense among the students.

The college organizes cultural meets, industrial tours and picnics, competitions, etc. to promote the spirit of unity and integrity and cultural up gradation of the students.

The college promotes a work culture which enables the students to work independently as well as in team.

The college employees are the members of the Eployees Co-operative Credit Society promoted by the parent body . It is promoting the spirit of co-operation among the employees.

The Students' Co-operative Store is being run through 'Earn and Learn' scheme.

The linkages of the college with industries are helping the students to get practical exposure in various areas of commerce education.

In order to develop the all round personality of the students the college organizes various programmes like guest lectures of eminent educationists and industrialists, art and cultural competitions, etc.

Ness Wadia College of Commerce, over a period of 35 years of its existence played an important role in spreading quality commerce education in and around Pune. The college, right from its inception promoted cosmopolitan outlook in its functioning. Students of this college come from a wide spectrum of the society and imbibe the spirit of unity among diversity. Admission of overseas students also is strengthening this approach. The students of the college are encouraged to participate in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. Many of its students brought laurels to the institution in sports and games, N.C.C. activities etc. The activities of the Samata Mandal , Book Lovers' Group, Entrepreneurship Seminars are innovative and are contributing to the empowerment of the students. Quite a number of its past students have made a mark in business, teaching, professions like Chartered Accountancy etc.

The teaching faculty of the college is well qualified. Out of 38 teachers 14 hold Ph.D. degrees, 12 are qualified for M.Phil. degree and 6 teachers have registered for Ph.D. Two teachers are pursuing M.Phil. Degree. Many teachers are engaged in active research and are also promoting research culture among their students.

The N.C.C. cadets (both boys and girls) of the college are highly motivated. Some of them have participated in the Republic Day Parade and are qualified for A+ in C certificate. Some of the cadets availed youth exchange programmes and visited other countries. Some have joined defense services. Community orientation is encouraged through N.S.S. activities.

Growth and excellence are processes and not events. While appreciating the role played by Ness Wadia College of Commerce in empowering its students through its academic and other programmes, the Peer Team would like to draw its attention to the following suggestions.

The campus on which the college is located is under great pressure. The management may examine the possibility of shifting the recently started institutions elsewhere. The Peer Team is happy to note that the management has already initiated steps for shifting the M.E.S. College of Engineering to a different location in Pune.

The library needs more space as the total student strength using the library (Senior and Junior Wing) is around 3500. Internet facility in the library may also be increased.

Computer awareness has become a must to the students in general and commerce students in particular. The college may update its computer laboratory and offer short-term certificate courses of various duration to spread computer literacy among all its students.

The career guidance cell of the college needs strengthening. The cell should display on continuous basis, employment opportunities in central and state government undertakings, public service commissions, various sectors of private enterprise and other agencies. A small library for competitive examinations and coaching facilities for these examinations may also be organized. These steps will also lead to the strengthening of the placement cell.

Communication skills in English language have become very necessary for students aspiring to work at National and International level. The college may examine the possibility of establishing the English language communication laboratory to be run on self financing basis. This will help the Marathi medium students of the college in improving their English language communication skill.

The Peer Team is happy to note that the college is taking keen interest in promoting entrepreneurship among its students. An 'Entrepreneurship Development Cell' may be established for arranging regular interactive sessions between students and successful businessmen, industrialist, and other entrepreneurs. These steps may eventually motivate some students to envisage an entrepreneurial in their future.

The Peer Team is happy to note that many teachers of the college have qualified for research degrees and some are in the process of getting these qualifications. The Peer Team suggests that other teachers may also be encouraged to complete their doctoral programmes within 3 to 5 years. The Team is also happy that many teachers are doing post doctoral work in some form or other. This trend may be continued and proposals for more minor / major research projects may be submitted to the U.G.C. for undertaking research in various fields of studies.

Higher education is passing through a critical stage. Its relevance to the students and the community in general is being scrutinized very closely by different sections of the society. The college may in consultation with the management prepare a vision document incorporating the strategies it would adopt in the coming 5 to 7 years to meet the challenges emerging out of changing socio-economic scenario and the policies of the government towards higher education.

The Peer Team places on record its appreciation to the institution for its cooperation during the visit.

Prof. V. Ramkistayya

Prin. Thankachan K.J.

Name of the Head of the Institution.
Prin.Dr.(Mrs.) V.S. Deodhar

CAP for std XI admissions to begin from tomorrow

Pune: The stage is all set for admissions of students in standard XI in the junior colleges.There would be over 5,400 additional seats available for standard XI admissions in junior colleges this year as compared to last year.The centralised admission process (CAP) for admissions in standard XI in different Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad colleges would begin from June 26. The admissions would take place on the basis of best-of-five rule under which the percentage of students is calculated by taking into account five of six subjects in which they secure the highest marks.

This year, 63,680 seats are available in science, commerce and arts streams compared to 58,185 seats last year.The total number of junior colleges in Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad has gone to 691 this year from 658 last year.

Fergusson College is the coordination centre for the CAP this year.
Addressing the media on Friday, the chairman of the CAP committee and state deputy director of education, Sunil Magar, said admission forms will be sold at all colleges from June 28 to July 2 between 10 am and 4 pm.

After that on July 4 and 5, the forms will be sold at Fergusson College and at 11 other colleges.These include Sou Sundarabai Rathi Girls Junior College (Laxmi Road), Sou Vimalabai Garware High School and Junior College (Karve Road), Shri Shau Mandir College (Parvati), SV Union High School and Junior College (Rasta Peth), Ness Wadia College of Commerce (Camp), Genba Sopan Moze Junior College (Yerawada), Akutai Kalyani Sadhana Girls Junior College (Hadapsar), Brihan Maharashtra College of Commerce (Shivajinagar), Bharat Ratna Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar College (Aundhgaon), Mahatma Phule College (Pimpri) and Shri Fattechand Jain College (Chinchwad).The filled up forms would be accepted from June 28 till July 5 in 22 colleges. On July 6, the forms will be sold and accepted only at Fergusson College.Magar said all admission processes will be computerised and would be done purely on the basis of merit.For students who have passed Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) examination, the separate admissions forms have been printed that would be available and accepted only at Marathwada Mitramandals College of Commerce (MMCC) from June 28 to July 6. Moreover, students who have passed standard X from a board other than SSC board will have to submit the forms at MMCC only by July 6.
We are having separate forms for ICSE students since their results are not based on best-of-five system. The ICSE students have to select the marks of five subjects in which they have scored good marks while filling up the forms, Magar said.In Pune, there are around 2,500 students from other boards. Hence, there will be no problem of admission. Moreover, this time, we have decided to accept forms of students of other boards at MMCC to calculate the exact number of non-SSC board students, Magar added.
The forms are printed in both English and Marathi and the cost of the form is Rs50.
Magar appealed to the students not to purchase forms from any centre
other than the authorised centres as those forms will be not accepted at any cost. In order to facilitate the students and parents to fill the preferences of colleges, every form contains a list of cut-off marks for admission in every college.

Every student can get two forms only but those students who want to apply for admission in bifocal can purchase one more application form. To get application form, the students need to show the original mark sheet and school leaving certificate at the form selling centre.The students seeking admission in the science stream have to secure at least 40% marks in science subjects.

The list of the students admitted in different colleges would be displayed in all colleges on July 21.Speaking about the admission of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) students, Magar said, The students who appeared for the examination held by CBSE board but want to secure admission in Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education colleges, should clear the mid-term examination conducted by the CBSE board. Till then, the admission will be done on a provisional basis but after that, the students need to submit the passing certificate from the CBSE board to the concerned colleges to confirm the admission, he said.

The attested copy of mark sheets, school leaving certificate and if required, a true copy of caste certificate have to be submitted while submitting the forms. Do not enclose any original documents with the admission forms.

Wadia College student killed in road mishap

Pune: 19-year-old BCom student of Ness Wadia College was killed after his motorcycle collided with another two-wheeler and then went on to hit a PMPML bus in front of Vaibhav Theatre on Pune-Solapur highway in Hadapsar on Tuesday morning.

The victim has been identified as Sajesh Vinodan Wazkul (19), a resident of Chintamaninagar in Hadapsar. A complaint in this connection was lodged at the Hadapsar police station.

According to the police, Sajesh, who hailed from Kerala, was going on his bike with his friend Jitu Pannikar towards Fatimanagar. Their bike collided with another two-wheeler near Vaibhav Theatre and hit a PMPML bus.While Sajesh, who came under the wheels, died on the spot, Jitu escaped with minor injuries.
The police have arrested the bus driver, Santosh Shankar Kunjir (20). The youths were not wearing helmets.

Shiv Sena MP, Ghorpadi residents protest Ghorpadi-Koregaon Park road closure

Pune: Shiv Sena Member of Parliament (MP) Shivajirao Adhalrao Patil led a delegation of local politicians and citizens to the Indian Armys Pune sub-area office on Saturday afternoon to protest against the five-month old closure of the Ghorpadi-Koregaon Park connecting road.

The road closure for the last five months by the sub-area authorities has irked Ghorpadi-based commuters and motorists because they are now forced to travel an additional 7 km to reach Koregaon Park from the Ghorpadi railway crossing.The MPs delegation submitted a memorandum to the Pune-sub area asking them to open the road to civilian traffic, failing which they would undertake a rasta roko after a week.Disclosing this information to DNA, Santosh Kawade, member Pune Cantonment Board (PCB) said: We have been facing this problem for the last five months. We are already suffering from the lack of a railway over bridge in Ghorpadi. Now with this road closure, people are suffering even more. Kawade said that over 80,000 people used this road every day.Real estate agent Nadeem Shaikh, 28, a resident of Mundhwa, told: I have to visit Koregaon Park twice everyday. I used to reach the area within 10 minutes. Now, I need to travel an additional 10 km to travel the same distance.

Similarly, Rajashree Mudaliar, 45, a resident of Ghorpadi, said: My son is studying in Ness Wadia College and using this road was very convenient and safe. However, now, I am worried till he comes home.

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