For Deepak Kambale and his relations, it was a shock once they acquired to know in regards to the anti-encroachment drive carried out on the venue the place his sister’s wedding was scheduled on Friday, April 22.

“We had booked Srushti Backyard Lawns for my sister’s wedding on April 22 at 6 pm. All preparations have been full, wedding playing cards have been distributed amongst household and mates, and yesterday (on Wednesday), we acquired a name informing us about demolition motion on the venue. We needed to run from pillar to submit to e-book one other corridor. At present (on Friday), we have been in a position to e-book a small corridor in Baner, and we knowledgeable our relations and mates in regards to the venue change,” stated Deepak.

On Wednesday, the Pune Municipal Company (PMC) carried out a large anti-encroachment drive at DP Highway ranging from Mhatre Bridge to Rajaram Bridge. The civic physique claimed to have given prior notices to 76 property house owners warning in regards to the motion, and together with 25 JCB, the drive began early morning from 7 am. Together with heavy police bandobast and PMC employees, motion was taken towards 68 properties, together with wedding halls, motels and retailers alongside the DP highway.

At Srushti Backyard wedding lawns, every thing was demolished, together with the doorway gate, pandal, rooms, ornament, stage, places of work and wedding-related supplies.

“We acquired discover 24 hours earlier than the drive. We’ve got suffered losses of over 50 lakhs because of the motion. The wedding season is underway, and we had bookings for the following 15 days,” stated Kartiki Ghatge, supervisor at Srushti Backyard lawns.

“We already suffered as a result of a pandemic for the final two years, and now this drive has additional impacted us,” stated Ghatge.

Comparable was the state of affairs on the Gharkul Lawns wedding venue on the DP Highway. Balaji Kale, supervisor on the venue, stated, “When such motion is taken at wedding halls or every other institutions, it impacts lots of people. There are greater than 100 distributors, a whole lot of households and folks depending on us. As soon as we get a reserving for a wedding, we appoint folks for meals preparation, pandal employees and different distributors who contribute in the direction of the occasion, and now all of them are affected.”

“We had a reception reserving on the venue final night time within the corridor which was demolished within the drive, however as we had the lawns, we needed to shift every thing there finally motion and perform the occasion,” he stated.

Prabhanjan Pathak, who had finished reserving of Gharkul Lawns on June 2 for ‘Munj ceremony’ of his son, had come to search for the reserving standing. He stated, “We had booked the corridor for June 2. As it’s wet season in June, now we have to discover one other corridor for the perform.”

After DP Rd anti-encroachment drive, people run from pillar to post in search of new wedding venues

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