Thursday, March 5, 2009

Sandeep Naik on New Bombay Plus connect 2

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. I am a resident of Ambica Dham, Ghansoli. Adjacent to plot no. 23, there is an open plot of Cidco. The residents of nearby sectors have turned this into a garbage ground. This is causing serious health problems for the residents. No one comes and clears the garbage for months at a stretch. I request you tot kindly look into this matter and do the needful.
Philomina Thomas

Reply from Sandeep Naik:
CIDCO is the planning authority for Ghansoli node and hence the removal of debris is the responsibility of CIDCO ltd. Neverthless, we are initiating action in the said case by communicating the same to the concerned officials at CIDCO.

Q. In the development plan of the satellite city, provision of a garden is made in Sector-25, Nerul. The apartment surrounding the garden plot viz. Millenium park, Shreeji Plaza and Neel Empire are occupied Since 2003. Though preliminary works commenced long back, the garden is yet to be developed. The prolonged delay in converting the piece of land into recreational icon is hard to digest. I do not believe budgetary allocation is the constraint. Systematic implementation of the projects approved by the standing committee is either ignored or given step-motherly treatment. In Sector- 25, we have no other place for recreation. My writing is not intended to blame the authorities, but to awaken those responsible for up-keeping the city.
N V Unnithan,

Reply from Sandeep Naik:
I have already approved the tender bid for constructing the compound wall and foothpath of garden in sector-25, Nerul, at a cost of Rs.10.40 lakhs, in the last week of July 2008. The said work is to be completed in 3 months.

Q. We need a bus stop near new ‘little World’ Kharghar. I would also request you to extend the bus services on route no. 54 to Talojaand provide a shade at the bus stop between CISF Kharghar and Taloja.
Md. Khurshid Alam,

Reply from Sandeep Naik:
I have initiated action for surveying the location to provide a bus stop near Little World Kharghar, after which it will be constructed within 7 days. As far as the frequency of bus services of route no. 52 to Taloja are concerned , we shall increase it after the RTO approved it, within 30 days. CISF has started erecting bus stop sheds between CISF Kharghar and Taloja. Within 3 Months the Work of bus shelters will be completed in Phases.

Q. I stay at Sector 14, Sanpada which is cose to Vashi station. I was very impressed with the development/ Cleanup activity undertaken by NMMC/ CIDCO in Vashi and moved here expecting that this area will also develop. But to my surprise, I found out that our area remains neglected for last 3 Years. Expect one flyover (which has come up very recently), all other civic facilities are in sorry state, The roads are in bad shape, there are no proper foothpaths; cement manholes break down within 1 Month of construction. There is no park in the area to Vashi Railway station. I request you to kindly address these issues.
Sudip Roy,
Reply from Sandeep Naik:
The gutter in sector-14, Sanpada has been cleaned on 13.08.08 and instructions have been issued tot do the cleaning regularly. The establishment department has been informed about replacing the broken covers of drains. The tarring of some roads in Sector-14, Sanpada is completed and in some places it is going on. For instance, work is on at the road in front of Shah Group companies adjoining Palm Beach Road, the road in fornt of Sadhu vaswani School form Moraj. The tarring of roads in the remaining section cannot be done due to rains and hence will be completed soon after monsoon. The covers of certain gutters have been replaced near the ‘Shiv Mandir’ and adjoining areas. The road and foot over bridge in the NMMC jurisdiction have been constructed recently and the remaining foothpath section falls under the jurisdiction of the Railways. Please keep us informed if you are not satisfied with the action taken.

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