As part of our ‘Reader connect’ initiative, we have started new column wherein you can Email us all your Grievances (related to civic issues) and we shall forward the same to the chairman of the standing committee of NMMC, Sandeep Naik. He will then personally look into the matter and shall take appropriate action. We shall publish your grievance and the action taken by him, ensuring full transparency every week. Last week we got several mails from our readers and we forwarded some of them to him. HERE is the response and action taken by him.
Q.1. In Sector 15, CBD Belapur, the authorities have provided quite good and wide pavement by the roadside. This pavement is used regularly by the residents, students and office-goers and others. Invariably, the pavement is occupied by the vehicles and in particular, in front of the restaurants located in Sai Sangam and Sai Sagar building, by those who come to dine there in the evening hours, thus forcing people to walk on the road parallel to the pavement. Since the road is an extension of Palm Beach road, the vehicles move at considerably high speed, thus posing lot of risk to the persons walking on foot. I request the authorities to take appropriate action and prevent the use of pavement for parking of vehicles so as to make it available for safe walking. Dr.K. Singh
Ans: The Municipal corporation has taken action time and again against the vehicles parked in front of Sai Sangam and Sai Sagar building and nearby areas in Sector-15, CBD-Belapur. In response to your complaint, I have initiated action once again and the concerned department has assured to remove the parked vehicles within 8 days.
Q.2. Respected Sir I would like to draw your attention to numerous unauthorized garages which operate on roads in koperkhairane ,The problem is more acute on stretch between Koperkhairne station to Ghansoli station and Terna College road in sector 1. The auto garages work in open blocking half the road and create noise pollution and dirt in the area, Also lot of eve teasing take place in front of these garages No amount of police complaints have helped in clearing the problem .We request you sir to clear these unauthorized garages and make the roads clear for traffic
Ans: The municipal corporation regularly takes action against the illegal garages on the roads and footpaths upto Mahape bridge. The Koperkhairane ward office initiated action against 11 garages in the last 3 months, confiscated vehicles parked for repairs in front of these garages and deposited them in the dumping yard. This action is taken regularly. Since Ghansoli area was under the jurisdiction of CIDCO Ltd., action was taken by CIDCO Ltd. However now, the municipal corporation will step up action regularly against vehicles and garages on the road from Koperkhairne to Ghansoli railway station to control and prevent the menace.
Q.3. Sir, The Income-Tax Colony which is a major mass housing project consisting of buildings from Type 'A' to 'F' and comprising nearly 250 buildings of 2-3 storeys and row-houses, some of which are more than 100 feet from the ground level vertically and horizontally. At present the water is drawn from the main underground reservoir and is lifted to the water storage tanks installed in the buildings through various horse power motor pumps installed in the pump-houses. For the elimination of electricity and the hassles of lifting the water to such an extent and load-shading you are humbly suggested the feasibility of supplying water from the MBR which is under construction on Parsik Hills can be examined to the colony which is at its feet and also nearby areas. So as to save energy, time and money.
Prakash Narasingarao Mora
Ans: Your concern and suggestion for saving energy, time and money in supplying water to residents of Income Tax colony in Belapur is appreciated. I am glad to inform you that work on the pipeline from Kalamboli to Digha for Supply of water from Morbe has been completed and the construction of the MBR on Parsik Hill is nearing completion. The supply of water through gravity from the MBR on Parsik Hill will commence after the construction of the MBR is complete, and this supply by gravity will ensure adequate pressure for sufficient supply of water. Thus solving the problem of inadequate pressure of water supplied to Income Tax Colony in CBD Belapur. This supply by gravity from the MBR and Morbe is expected to be commissioned from December end this year.