Navi Mumbai: Opposition cry hoarse over wards being neglected

Friday, 6 December 2013 - 11:37am IST | Place: Vashi | Agency: DNA
  • Nandu Kurne DNA

Corporators from the opposition Shiv Sena and the Congress have been crying hoarse over the step motherly treatment being meted out to their wards. They claim that not a single infrastructure development work was tabled during the general body meeting and claim that even if anything is tabled, it is rejected.

Former Congress corporator Avinash Lad, whose wife, Pranali, represents ward No46 in Vashi, said, “The condition of roads in our area is extremely bad. People blame us for not doing any work. While on the contrary, we have been following up the matter with Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC), still works are being not taken up,” said Lad.

He added, “Earlier since the sewerage and water pipeline work was on, we assumed the roads will be repaired after the completion of work but no repair works have been undertaken. If you go through the records you will find that works in the wards of ruling corporators have only been undertaken.”

Seconding the views expressed by Lad is Shiv Sena corporator  from Koparkhairane Vijayanand Mane, who said, “Ruling NCP has been consistently neglecting wards of opposition corporators.
As far as our case is concerned, we got small works done through the civic chief. But in case of big budget works, our proposals are not tabled during the general body meeting. For instance, work on the garden in my ward has been lying pending because the costs have gone up to Rs1 crore, while works amounting to Rs100 crore to Rs150 crore have been undertaken in the wards of NCP corporators.”

Mane said, “In last three years, the mayor has never convened any meeting with party heads nor has discussed any proposals with us. Anyone after he assumes charge as a mayor should function in an impartial manner. However, in NMMC we see a totally different picture. No justice is given to wards of opposition corporators.”

Facing neglect?
Corporators from the opposition Shiv Sena and Congress have been crying hoarse over the stepmotherly treatment being meted out to their wards as no single infrastructure development work was tabled during the general body meeting.

Former Congress corporator Avinash Lad, whose wife, Pranali, represents ward No46 in Vashi, said, “The condition of roads in our area is extremely bad. People blame us for not doing any work. While on the contrary, we have been following up the matter with Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC).


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