25 Jan 2009,
The NMMC General Body unanimously approved the starting of NMMT bus services exclusively for school students in the NMMT jurisdiction area. NMMC Commissioner Vijay Nahata has announced that a welfare officer would be appointed for employees' welfare in NMMT.Presently students can avail at 50% concession bus pass on NMMT routes. During the deliberations, one of the member quested about the caretaking, scheduling of the buses etc. The proposed bus service for school students will be started as per demand of students and parents within NMMC area and upto 20 kms beyond NMMC jurisdiction, subject to a minimum of 60 students from schools on each route. Each student will be charged Rs 100 in addition to the bus far for the independent bus service for students only. Another report coming in from NMMC is that, NMMC Standing Committee Chairman Sandeep Naik has called upon the administration to submit a status report of the social amenity proposals made by corporators. Sandeep Naik remarked that in wards whose corporators were aggressive and capable of making much noise, two markets, community centres, two or more public toilets and schools were provided. in the other wards none were provided, Naik alleged. He also called upon the corporators to initiate and follow-up the progress of al required social amenities in their respective wards. He was responding to a debate in the Standing Committee meet, before unanimously approving the tender bid of City Build for undertaking minor repairs and improvements to the community centre in sec 9 Nerul at a cost of Rs 18.54 lakhs.