Monday, March 9, 2009

Sandeep Naik on New Bombay plus connect 8.

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.

this is regarding the auto rickshaw rates in our area.....we fail to understand y the charges here are so high compared to wat is being charged in and around Mumbai....wat is the reason for such high charges.....the worst part is even the auto rickshaws that uses CNG also charge the same….nobody to question them at all or rather the RTO who has the onus to fix the rates……..

Even the taxis in Mumbai charge Rs.13/- as minimum charge…then what is the difference between the auto rickshaws
and the taxis………….

Moreover the share an auto rates are just skyrocketing …if u are aware of this ….especially from vashi station to MORAJ area……by metre its just 16-17 bucks ….but share an auto fellows charge 10/- per person and take 4 people

thus charging 40 bucks one way…earlier they used to charge 8bucks when the minimum fare was 11 bucks….and now when the minimum chrge is 13 bucks they are charging 10 bucks per person …….. isn't this day light looting of the helpless public…..i request u to look into this matter and atleast do something to organize this share an auto business to and fro MORAJ area so that it gets affordable ….its just taking advantage of people's tolerance and helplessness and we are just not able to make out whom to approach in this regard and even if we approach that official would he take appropriate steps….. there is no proper
share an auto stand to and fro MORAJ area outside Vashi station like how there is a stand for vashi area its totally disorganized and I can find one traffic cop once in a blue moon…and he tries to shoo away people here and there and may be try xtract something fm these rickshaw guys possibly….but no concrete effort fm RTO officials in this matter ….why the RTO is ignoring our area …why isn't any support coming in from your end…..

Last year there was an effort from your side as to people can call these nos.9969854555/27650701 whenever the rickshwaw drivers deny to ply to any particular destination ….i felt this sort of an arrangement wud help people
to convey their issues to the RTO but somehow there is no help coming in from that also…I personally have called
these nos. umpteen no. of
times but the response I get is "haan madam koi cop pahunch jayega site par aap rukiye ….."
but by the time somebody turns up its too late and even rickshaw fellows know this and they are very casual about it….even today if I say that I am going to complain to RTO with the rickshaw no. they just are very very casual abt it and they know very very well that nothing would work against them ….if anything serious they can just bribe a cop and
get things done …this is the attitude….

To add to the woes these auto rickshaw drivers just bully public saying "yahaan nahin jayenge wahaan nahin jayenge" …."nerul hai tho double metre dena padega" , " return bhi dena padega", "metre se Rs.10-20 extra dena padega"….
What is all this sir are they serious about their business or just trying to extract from the common public…especially
bcoz of the fact that our area is not at all connected with bus service neither any places are easily accessible …its only by an auto rickshaw ….neither the NMMT is trying to do something about it..nor the RTO is supporting the huge population staying in the MORAJ area……
I seriously request you to look into this matter and take adequate steps

Thank you

Ans: The major part of your question is pertaining to RTO and not NMMC. However I have made enquiries and the RTO has provided the following answer.
The online CNG is yet to come in Navi Mumbai. As soon as CNG stations start in Navi Mumbai the rate of autorickshaws will be as in Mumbai.
For autorickshaw complaints, citizens should lodge their complaints on-9969854555.
This complaint too has been forwarded to RTO flying squad for action.
Regarding the NMMT services, bus No. 23 has been scheduled to ply from major area to Vashi and CBD- via Vashi Sector-6, Vashi bus stand, vashi railway station (BSEL), samna press, moraj residences, sanpada, Juinagar, Nerul, Killegaothan, Belapur railway station and further through Sion-Panvel highway to Kalamboli bus station. 3 buses make 36 trips throughout the day on this route. The bus on this route is provided every 50 minutes.

Dear Sandeep Naik
I am a regular early morning walker on SEC 10 walkway. It is a beautiful place to excercise in the morning.
I would like to bring to your notice that some repairs were carried out on the walkway. The contractor has not installs the side railing on the narrow ledge.
I request you to kindly take up the installation of the side railing. It is must from safety point of view.
With warm regards

Ans: As per the contact, the footpath in sector-10 was widened and railings were erected and railings have been proposed in the balance walkway too. The inspection on October 24 revealed that the pipe railings were stolen, which will be replaced soon.
Even the mound of mud in the vicinity will be cleared within two days.

Dear Sir,
There is encroachment on Cidco tender plot no 58 sector-24,Juinagar near Sundaram tower. We are unaware about the owner of plot. People occupying these plots are littering and defacing nearby area causing health hazards to people residing on Ganesh Mandir road area. Women and elder persons fear to stroll in that area after 10 pm. Please remove this encroachment.
vinod papal

Dear Vinod Papalji,
There are about 15-16 hutments on plot no.58 beside sundaram Tower in Sector- 24, Juinagar. However the plot belongs to CIDCO Ltd. And in the center of this plot is a small house of Shri Moreshwar Kathod, since the grampanchayat times.
Since the said plot is with CIDCO Ltd., I have initiated action through CIDCO office to remove the encroachments on the plot.

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