Lo­cals de­mand CCTVs at un­safe Ra­bale sub­way

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RA­BALE: Il­le­gal hawk­ers, ab­sence of lights and pa­trolling has made the Ra­bale sub­way un­safe, claim res­i­dents.

The res­i­dents have now urged guardian min­is­ter Ek­nath Shinde to in­stall CCTV cam­eras in the sub­way.

Dipesh Patil, pres­i­dent, Lo­cal Vya­pari As­so­ci­a­tion, said, “Both the en­trances at Ra­bale sub­way have been taken over by il­le­gal hawk­ers. Beg­gars too have made it their home. There is al­ways a stench em­a­nat­ing from the area. The tiles of the walls are bro­ken. The roof, too, has given way at sev­eral places.”

“The sub­way is the lone ac­cess route for res­i­dents and the busi­ness com­mu­nity of Ra­bale and Goth­ivli, but lit­tle is done for its up­keep,” said Patil.

Ash­win Mit­tal, a lo­cal res­i­dent, said, “Peo­ple find it dif­fi­cult to use the sub­way. There is just one tube­light in the sub­way. It is very risky to use the sub­way at night.”

Lo­cals say there have been sev­eral in­ci­dents of rob­bery in the sub­way.

“We have writ­ten to guardian min­is­ter Ek­nath Shinde to look into the is­sues. We want CCTVs to be in­stalled at the sub­way in this area at the ear­li­est. If no ac­tion is taken by the author­i­ties, we will hold a protest,” said Patil. The NMMC of­fi­cials have promised ac­tion.


Res­i­dents want the author­i­ties to in­stall lights in the sub­way.

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