Locals demand CCTVs at unsafe Rabale subway
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.