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Friday, 27 June 2014 - 6:35am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna

dna speaks to the Assistant Municipal Commissioners of two wards in the Westcoast to know about their focus areas

Vishwas Shankarwar, Assistant Municipal Commissioner, K-West Ward
"Our focus area in the ward is mostly the roads—improving the roads and widening them at various places. Currently, several roads in the K-West Ward are up for concretisation and we are working towards finishing the work soon. Also, at various places there is a requirement for the widening of the roads, which is also being taken up. As far as the monsoon specific activities are concerned, we are making sure that preventive steps are being taken to curb malaria, which includes cleaning areas where mosquitoes breed. Additionally, tree trimming is already taking place, and dead and dangerous trees are being trimmed or chopped accordingly. To tackle any flood-like situation, we have also created a Disaster Management 24x7 Control Room to take emergency calls."

Devendra Jain, Assistant Municipal Commissioner, P-North Ward
"The immediate matter that I am focussing on is the dilapidated buildings of the ward. These buildings need immediate attention and the dangerous ones will be identified, which will be followed up by demolition. Around 42 roads in the ward are taken up as a single project by a central agency, which plans to construct these roads. This project of new roads will take around 15 months and will give a better access of the area to the locals. Keeping the monsoon in mind, trees are being trimmed so that they don't pose a threat. We are also improving the hydraulic system and making the sewage system better."

—As told to Pooja Patel

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