Petition in high court to form Kharghar municipal corporation City policemen undergo free health check-up
United Kharghar Action Committee has filed a public interest litigation (PIL) in the Bombay high court, demanding forming Kharghar municipal corporation.
The PIL could create hurdles in the creation of the proposed Panvel municipal corporation (PMC) as Kharghar is expected to be a part of it.
A member of the committee said, “The high court had recently given orders to the state government to take a decision on PMC within a week. The government is expected to declare formation of the new corporation anytime soon.”
He added, “If we had filed our PIL after the government’s announcement, our PIL would have been rejected.”
The City and Industrial Development Corporation (Cidco) has built a golf course, metro, Central Park, skywalk and many projects are on, he said.
“During the hearing on PMC at Konkan Bhavan, there were 2,955 suggestions and objections from Kharghar alone. However, our opposition was not taken into consideration,” he said.
He added, “Kharghar is different from Panvel region which has hardly developed. It would be a catastrophe if it is included in PMC. The development of the region will be affected.”
During the hearing on Thursday, the government lawyer told the court that the state has already decided to form the corporation including the Kharghar node and excluding 36 villages of Navi Mumbai Airport Influence Notified Area (NAINA).
“Our lawyer asked the government to produce some documents to show the legality of formation of Panvel Municipal Corporation. The government lawyer, however, failed to do so. The court has given him a week’s time to collect and produce the document before the court. The next hearing is on September 8,” said SH Kalawat, convener of UKAC.
More than 35 policemen, including police officers and constables, underwent a health check-up on Tuesday and Wednesday at Vashi police station at Sector 2.
Organised by Sterling Wockhardt Hospital, the checkup included ECG, diabetes testing, X-ray, CBC and free consultation by senior consultants, general physician and dietician. The camp was conducted under the guidance of Vashi police station senior police inspector Ajay Kumar landge.
Sterling Wockhardt Hospital Vashi, centre head Dr Mehul Kalawadia, said: “During festival time, police are under a lot of mental and physical stress which leads to various health problems.”
He added, “The policemen work at least 14 to 15 hours a day during the festival time. They forget about their health.”
Stated Kalawadia, “Focusing on these aspects, we conducted the camp. We will conduct more such health camps for Navi Mumbai police in the future.”