Monday, March 9, 2009

Sandeep Naik on New Bombay plus connect 10.

Dear Reader,
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) In Sector 15, CBD Belapur, the authorities have provided a good and wide sidewalk by the roadside. This is used regularly by residents, students and office-goers and others. But invariably, the sidewalk is occupied by vehicles, particularly in front of the restaurants located in Sai Sangam and Sai Sagar Buildings, belonging to those who come to dine there in the evening hours , thus forcing people to walk on the road. Since the road is an extension of the Palm Beach road, the vehicles move at considerably high speed, thus posing a risk to pedestrians. I request the authorities to take the appropriate action and prevent the use of the sidewalk for parking vehicles so as to make it available for safe walking. Dr. K Singh, CBD Belapur.

Ans) The municipal corporation has taken action time and again against the vehicles parked in front of Sai Sangam and Sai Sagar buildings and nearby areas in Sector 15, CBD Belapur. In response to your complaint , I have intitated the action once again and the concerned department has assured the removal of the parked vehicles within eight days.

Q) I would like to draw your attention to the numerous unauthorized garages which operate on roads in Koparkhairane. The problem is more acute on stretch from Kopar khairane station to Ghansoli station and Terna College road in Sector 1. The auto garages operate in the open, blocking half the road and creating half the road and creating noise pollution and dirt in the area. Also, a lot of eve-teasing takes place in front of these garages. No amount of police complaints have helped in solving the problem. We request you to remove these unauthorized garages and clear the roads for Traffic.
Ans) The municipal corporation regularly takes action against the illegal garages on the roads and foothpaths up to the Mahape bridge. The Kopar Khairane Ward office intitates action against 11 garages in last three months, confiscated vehicles packed for repairs in front of these garages, and deposited them in the dumping yard. Such action is taken regularly. Since Ghansoli area was under the jurisdiction of CIDCO Ltd, action was taken by CIDCO. However now, the municipal corporation will step up action regularly against vehicles and garages on the road from Kopar khairane to Ghansoli railway Station to control and prevent the menace.

Q) The Income-Tax Colony is a major mass housing project consisting of buildings from Type A to E and comprising nearly 250 buildings of 2-3 Storey's and row-houses, some of which are of more than 100 feet height form the ground level. At present the water is drawn from the main underground reservoir and lifted to the water storage tanks installed in the buildings through motor pumps of varying horse power installed in the pump-houses. For avoiding the use of electricity and hassles of load-shedding and of lifting the water to such a height, I humbly suggest to you to consider the feasibility of supplying water from MBR which is under construction on Parsik Hills. Water can be supplied from here to the colony which is at the foot of the Hills and also to nearby areas thus saving energy, time and money. Prakash N Mora, Belapur

Ans) Your Concern and Suggestion for saving energy and 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 Pipeline from Kalamboli to Digha for Supply of water from Morbe has been Completed and the construction of the MBR and Parsik Hill is nearing completion. The supply of water 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 of water supplied to the Income Tax Colony in CBD Belapur. This Supply by gravity from the MBR and Morbe is ecpected to be commissioned form December and this Year.

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