Gar­den plot at San­pada lies un­used, en­croached by slums

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NEWS - G Mo­hi­ud­din Jeddy ht­for­nav­i­mum­bai@hin­dus­tan­times.com

A plot in San­pada, re­served for a gar­den, has been en­croached upon by slums.

Cidco had handed it over to the NMMC in 2007.

The plot at Sec­tor 10 is spread over an area of 11,212 sqm. Since the gar­den has not been de­vel­oped in the past 8, a num­ber of shanties have come up on the plot.

Lo­cal cor­po­ra­tor Richa Patil has de­manded that the NMMC ad­min­is­tra­tion im­me­di­ately start work on the gar­den.

The NMMC has long been com­plain­ing that Cidco is de­lay­ing the trans­fer of hun­dreds of plots for so­cial ameni­ties. But, the plots al­ready handed over to it are not be­ing used prop­erly.

In San­pada, a gar­den has been con­verted into a ground where there is en­croach­ment by a tem­ple, by a po­lice sta­tion and it has be­come an il­le­gal park­ing lot.

Plot num­ber 41 at Sec­tor10 was trans­ferred to the NMMC on Novem­ber 30, 2007. How­ever, no devel­op­ment had taken place in the last eight years.

The plot lo­cated op­po­site Jui Na­gar rail­way sta­tion has be­come a vic­tim of en­croach­ment. In a cor­ner of the plot, around 20 to 25 shanties have come up. On the other side, de­bris are be­ing dumped. The res­i­dents of Mil­len­nium Tower and those liv­ing in res­i­den­tial ar­eas op­po­site Juina­gar rail­way sta­tion do not have any gar­den.

Patil has writ­ten sev­eral let­ters on the is­sue to the ad­min­is­tra­tion.

Patil said, “There is not a sin­gle gar­den in the area for the res­i­dents to spend some qual­ity time. When we have the plot, why is there such a long de­lay?

She said, “I have de­manded that a gar­den be de­vel­oped here at the ear­li­est. I have also given de­tails of the en­croach­ment on the land to the ad­min­is­tra­tion.”

Patil added, “I have writ­ten to mu­nic­i­pal com­mis­sioner Di­nesh Wagh­mare on the is­sue and asked for a pro­posal to be pre­pared for the gar­den.”

The NMMC of­fi­cials said they are look­ing into the is­sue.

PLOT NUM­BER 41 AT SEC­TOR 10 WAS GIVEN TO NMMC IN 2007. BUT, THERE HAS BEEN NO DEVEL­OP­MENT IN THE LAST EIGHT YEARS

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