Many ups, a few downs, a year of firsts
THE YEAR THAT WAS In this special edition, G Mohiuddin Jeddy revisits news that reflects the socio-economic dynamics of the city and will change the course of its development
Hindustan Times’ Conclave 2012 in the city on December 6 last year marked the beginning of the newspaper’s association with Navi Mumbai. Attended by political and administrative bigwigs, the event saw Ganesh Naik, state minister and Thane guardian minister, being presented with a Navi Mumbai charter by Soumya Bhattacharya, editor of Hindustan Times, Mumbai, and reader Natraj Krishnan.
The charter comprised a list of responses to HT’s surveys about the city and interactions with citizens and experts on issues of infrastructure, education and transport, among others.
On the panel were Tanaji Satre, the then vice- chairman and managing director of City and Industrial Development Cor poration (Cidco), the then municipal commissioner Bhaskar Wankhede, Fattehsingh Patil, additional commissioner of police and Ravi Ahuja, executive director, Cushman & Wakefield.
From left: Additional commissioner of police Fatehsingh Patil, the then Cidco vice-chairman and MD Tanaji Satre, HT Mumbai’s deputy resident editor Pravinchandran Nair, HT reader Natraj Krishnan, HT Mumbai’s resident editor Soumya Bhattacharya, Thane guardian minister Ganesh Naik, former civic chief Bhaskar Wankhede and executive director of Cushman & Wakefield Ravi Ahuja at the conclave.