Make roads safe: Panvel residents to cops
Residents of the city are in for a visual treat of a variety of North-Eastern art and culture for the first time in the city on Saturday, August 27.
The one day event ‘Songs and Dances of North-East’, conceptualised by the North Eastern Council, Shillong in coordination with the department of tourism of Arunachal Pradesh will be organising their second edition at Navi Mumbai after the first successful edition of the fest in Delhi last year.
The day-long programme will be held at Cidco Exhibition and Convention hall at sector 30 in Vashi from 10am to 10pm.
Various performances on traditional dance forms from different parts of the north-east like Laiharabo, Cham, Tripuri, Bodo, and Garo will be performed by artistes.
Contemporary music artistes such as Lou Majaw, Guru Rewben, Omak Komut Collective, The Vinyl Records and others will be enthralling the audience. There will be also a display of mouth-watering north-east delicacies.
The celebration at Vashi will have Kiren Rijiju, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs as its guest. Water gushes out of a valve in a Tansa pipeline at Balkum Naka, Thane, on Friday. The repair work of the pipeline was underway for the past few days and so the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation had shut the supply of water from the pipe. After the repairs, the BMC reopened the valve to ease the water pressure while resuming the supply of water to Mumbai on Friday.
In view of increasing traffic issues in the town, some senior citizens from New Panvel took the matter to the authorities on Wednesday.
They met and discussed specific issues with the traffic department, officials from Panvel Municipal Council and some non-governmental organisations (NGOs). The traffic police officers have assured them of a solution soon.
Aswathama Senior Citizen Organisation held the meeting on Wednesday in New Panvel where PMC chairperson Charushila Gharat and police inspector (traffic) Vijay Kadvane were present.
Prakash Vichare, president of the organisation said that there is illegal parking near the railway station, shopping outlets and the banks. “There is illegal parking creates problems for commuters going to railway station every day and you can’t understand the issue unless you experience it yourself,” he said.
Rising trend among youth of riding motorbike in high speed and zig-zag way was also discussed. According to members of the NGO, if the trend is not stopped, that it might be dangerous for both bikers and pedestrians. They sought immediate action against those bikers who put others’ lives at risk.
The residents of New Panvel said the traffic issues are rising with each passing day. “We don’t get space to even walk as both sides of road are encroached by illegal parking. There is still no footpath at several places. How will the children and the senior citizens walk?” said Anajali Patil, a resident of sector 15 in New Panvel. She said the traffic department has a lot to do to clear the roads.
Illegal parking in front of society gates was another issue raised in the meeting.
“Traffic chaos across the city is the main reason of illegal parking especially outside housing societies,” said another member.
Traffic inspector Kadvane said they had received approval for some new equipment. He added that the traffic issue near HDFC chowk will be solved after holding meeting with Cidco as there is a need to shrink the divider to make the road more spacious.
“If the divider is narrowed down, that will become a three-lane road and it will reduce traffic chaos at the chowk. The traffic department will soon hold a meeting with Cidco for discussing other issues of the area,” he added.