MNS against civic body's failure to provide amenities

Wednesday, 25 December 2013 - 11:36am IST | Place: Turbhe | Agency: DNA
  • Nandu Kurne DNA

On Tuesday, more than 200 workers of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) protested against the civic body for inconveniencing residents by not maintaining civic amenities across the Turbhe ward. The workers submitted a charter of demands to the ward officer, who will take an action on the amenities within a fortnight.

MNS workers kept sloganeering outside the ward office, for hours. A major part of the Turbhe ward comprises slum areas, the condition of which is pathetic as the civic body does not carry out cleaning works in the area, claims Gajanan Kale, MNS city president. He said, “The cases of dengue and malaria surged in the city and this has continued in winter. Not a single part has been maintained by the civic body properly.”

The condition of the two slums, Indira Nagar and Turbhe Story of the ward, is the worst. “In the absence of proper sanitation, people go along the railway tracks to answer the nature’s call.
Unfortunately, women, too, have to do so,” said a member of the party.

“Roads are not cleaned properly and many shopkeepers have encroached the footpath and marginal spaces,” claimed another party member.

The demands included in the charter were renovation of crematorium, medicine at health centre, proper maintenance of play grounds and parks. “The condition of nullahs and gutter is very bad.
The stench has made it impossible to spend a single minute in the node,” said Kale.

Bharat Dande, ward officer of the Turbhe ward, has assured the outfit that in a fortnight, the civic body will work on the demands made by the party. However, the latter has warned that they will launch an intensified protest the next time.

MNS protests
On Tuesday, more than 200 workers of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) protested against the civic body for inconveniencing residents by not maintaining civic amenities across the Turbhe ward

MNS workers kept sloganeering outside the ward office, for hours. A major part of the Turbhe ward comprises slum areas, the condition of which is pathetic as the civic body does not carry out cleaning works in the area, claims Gajanan Kale, MNS city president

Bharat Dande, ward officer of the Turbhe ward, has assured the outfit that in a fortnight, the civic body will work on the demands made by the party

The demands included in the charter were renovation of crematorium, medicine at health centre, proper maintenance of play grounds and parks.


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