CBD Be­la­pur faces park­ing prob­lem, stray dog me­nace: Res­i­dents

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Blood do­na­tion camp at DY Patil hosp on Au­gust 7

Satur­day was the turn of res­i­dents of sec­tor 3A in CBD Be­la­pur to in­ter­act with mu­nic­i­pal com­mis­sioner Tukaram Mundhe.

Ra­jiv Gandhi Sports Com­plex saw a crowd of res­i­dents sub­mit­ting their com­plaints and sug­ges­tions in writ­ing and also spoke di­rectly to the com­mis­sioner. He in­formed them which is­sues of theirs could be re­solved and which would re­quire fea­si­bil­ity study.

Later, Mundhe said, “CBD Be­la­pur is a well-de­vel­oped node. While there were com­plaints of ven­dors on roads and garbage seg­re­ga­tion, the pri­mary is­sues were per­tained to park­ing, espe­cially of trucks, and the stray dog me­nace.”

He added, “There were also de­mands for bet­ter roads and other in­fra­struc­ture. We will look into them all and the short­term is­sues will be re­solved in two weeks while the big­ger is­sues will re­quire pol­icy de­ci­sions that will be taken as per re­quire­ment.”

Speak­ing on the com­plaints he has been re­ceiv­ing since be­gin­ning the ini­tia­tive, Mundhe said, “There are usual civic is­sues that fig­ure ev­ery­where. How­ever, the flow of com­plaints has re­duced over my var­i­ous vis­its. The griev­ances and the in­ten­sity is com­par­a­tively lower.”

He said, “This points to the fact that the civic of­fi­cials are re­spond­ing to the com­plaints and is­sues in the city. There are de­vel­op­men­tal as­pi­ra­tions still for roads and in­fra­struc­ture, which of course is good.” A line of ve­hi­cles at Thane-Be­la­pur Road on Satur­day. Heavy rains slowed traf­fic, re­sult­ing in jams. ARK com­pound at Mum­bra in Thane is wa­ter­logged af­ter Satur­day’s down­pour.

He added, “How­ever, there is ob­vi­ously bet­ter gov­er­nance and re­dres­sal of griev­ances which is now show­ing re­sults.”

On the de­lay in is­sue of iden­tity cards for slums in CBD Be­la­pur, he said: “The sur­vey was con­ducted in 2001 and we have it all on record. Those who are on record will get it. But, we also need to check if those sur­veyed in 2001 are still there. From Au­gust 1, we will con­duct satel­lite im­agery to get the lat­est records. Ac­cord­ingly, the iden­tity cards will be is­sued.”

BACHCHAN KU­MAR PRAFUL GANGURDE

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