Civic chief assures Sanpada residents of better water supply
A 40-year-old woman office-bearer of a political party from Ulhasnagar was among the three arrested on Friday for allegedly running a sex racket.
All three have been remanded in police custody till July 11.
The three accused have been identified as Shobha Gamladu, Suresh Narayan, 47, and rickshaw driver Vinodkumar Lalji Yadav, 25. All three are Ulhasnagar residents and were running the flesh racket for the past six months. Narayan is a manager of a lodge where the racket was being run.
On Friday, the Thane antihuman trafficking cell (AHTC) got a tip-off and laid a trap. “The two fake customers were taken to a lodge by the auto driver. The police raided the lodge and arrested the three accused,” said senior police inspector (AHTC) Ravindra Daundkar. The auto rickshaw driver used to take customers to the hotel and get Rs200 for each trip.
Daundkar said, “We have rescued two teenage girls who were forced into flesh trade. They have been sent to a welfare home. We have also recovered cash and two mobile phones. We have seized the autorickshaw too.” Quick response team and the police conduct a drill at Shrirang Vidyalay in Thane on Saturday to check security preparedness in case of a terror attack.
Municipal commissioner Tukaram Mundhe met residents at Late Sitaram Master garden at Sector 7 in Sanpada on Saturday.
Hi initiative, Walk with the commissioner, once again received excellent response with citizens coming up with complaints and suggestions.
Mundhe said the local issues will be resolved in seven days.
Speaking to mediapersons after his three-hour visit, Mundhe said, “While most problems here are similar to those of other areas, there are a few specific ones too. These include security at gardens and internal water distribution system.”
He added, “A lot of work has already been done here and we will ensure that the other issues too are resolved at the earliest.”
Speaking on his plans to increase water charges, he said, “It is not that we will not give more than 135 litres per capita per day (LPCD) which is a norm for every individual. We will give the citizens water, as much as they want, but then they will Municipal commissioner Tukaram Mundhe walks with residents at Late Sitaram Master garden on Saturday.
have to pay at higher rates.”
On the delayed opening of three civic hospitals, he said, “We are working on it. New staff has been appointed and equipment are being procured. There is also some civil work left. While the OPD is working, we are trying to open the hospitals in 2-3 months.”
Commenting on his drive against the vegetable vendors in
the city, Mundhe said, “We need to inculcate the habit of going to the vegetable market to purchase vegetables. We are ensuring that these markets come up for the citizens at designated places.”
Announcing that action will be taken in NRI colony against complaints of illegal constructions, Mundhe said, “We are verifying the complaints and action will be taken soon.”