CBD Belapur faces parking problem, stray dog menace: Residents
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.”