Storm water drains in various nodes of Vashi and Koperkhairane were cleaned by the civic body. Raising concerns over the problem of water logging during monsoons, the drains were cleaned by the civic body. We spoke to the residents of these areas who expressed their happiness over the cleaning drive. While appreciating the work of NMMC, residents also appealed that the civic body should clean these drains regularly and see to it that they are not being choked up by soil and other materials being used during road repairs and road construction. The cleaning of storm water drains is a part of the pre-monsoon work that has been started by NMMC. Another area of concern is that in several areas, road work is going on. This has to be attended to prior to monsoon. It may be recalled that in the Standing Committee meeting of month of January 2009, Chairman Sandeep Naik too had appealed to the administration to take care of the road work to ensure that residents are not inconvenienced during monsoon.
Looks like with the commencement of the pre-monsoon work, the administration has taken the appeal of the Chairman Sandeep Naik seriously.