India, May 10 -- The civic administration and the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), have failed to kick-start the riverfront development project, despite getting an approval in 2018.

The project that proposed beautification and development of Mula and Mutha rivers in the city was approved by the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) standing committee in February 2018. The state government also approved the project in 2018. However, the PMC, is still awaiting the approval of the central government.

Also, according to civic administrative officials, the PMC was expected to form a special purpose vehicle (SPV) for the execution of the project. However, the special purpose vehicle has not been formed yet.

Mangesh Dighe, PMC environment offi...