- Lack of basic amenities lamented
- Assurance given to sort out problems of residents
Nagpur: Having received a series of complaints from the residents of Rajat Height and adjacent Commercial Complex, constructed by Kishor Rai in Prabhag No. 1, Koradi Road, Mayor Pravin Datke visited the location on the morning of Aug 27 and lamented the situation in which about 150 families were residing. Giving a patient hearing to the problems of dwellers, he assured them of providing all possible assistance to them.
He instructed his subordinate officials to do the needful in the locality. He said that he would talk to NIT chairman Shyam Wardhane in the interest of the residents and told them to appear in the office of NIT as and when called for, and then he moved away. He again returned to the location after an hour, and again remained disappointed over the situation. At the same time, he skipped the issue of taking any action against Kishor Rai (builder) and NMC officials collectively responsible for making the residents live unbearable circumstances.
The residents were happy because it was for the first time that the Mayor had visited them. The Mayor also heard the problems of tax-payers. As a result, the NMC project officer came into action and reached the location to attend to Mayor-instructed directives.
Society president Anubhav Shiksharthi, secretary Arvind Dakhole, Sudesh Meshram, Ahok Pande, Rashid Khan, Khan Guruji, Sunanda Kolte, Sangeeta Bawne, Bankar, Jaiswal, Jha Bandhu, Vinit Shrivastava, Bhardwaj and others apprised the Mayor of the problems relating NMC project, sanitation, water supply and garden, etc. Realizing seriousness of the problems faced by the residents, the Mayor then strictly directed the officials of the departments concerned to sort out the problems without loss of time.
As the complex comes under 1900 lay-outs, it pertains to NIT. So, the Mayor taking the relevant documents from society rang up to NIT chairman Shyam Wardhane, but he could not be contacted. The Mayor then told the society members to appear in NIT office or anywhere whenever required.
The Mayor was shocked to know that builder Kishor Rai kept the residents deprived of drinking-water facilities since year 2009. He then demanded from society a letter of complaint against the builder, which was handed over to him immediately. He urged the residents of society to pay their individual flat-wise share for drinking-water connection and obtain the legal connections. He assured them that he would pursue the legal water connection issue with water supply chairman Sandip Joshi. But, he skipped the issue of taking action against the builder.
In the premises, the NIT wanted Rs 7 lakh as contribution for construction of STP (sewerage treatment plant) and had served a notice for Rs 30,000 as monthly maintenance. It irked Mayor when he came to know that the builder had paid total development charges in lakhs of rupees to the NIT. In this regard, when Mayor asked for document of proof, it was shown to him by the society. He then told society people that he would talk to NIT chairman Wardhane in this regard and get amenities for them.
On one hand, the Mayor gathered all praise from residents of the society for his prompt visit as well as instructions given to his subordinates to set things right, on the other, they felt disappointed when the NMC project department officials reached the spot after an hour, but did nothing as directed by Mayor. With their impudent behaviour, they told the residents, jao mahapour se jo kahna hai kah do, hame jo samajh me ayega vo hi karenge (Go and tell Mayor whatever you feel like telling, we will do what we understand.) For such a gross insubordination to the orders of Mayor, the impudent staffers must be sacked.
Looking into the need of cleansing the well in the premises, Mayor issued directives to Ashinagar Zone and firefighting department for doing the needful.
The Mayor was accompanied by Ashinagar Zone ward officer Vijay Humne, sub-divisional engineer Anilkumar Nagdive and other officials.
– Rajeev Ranjan Kushwaha(rajeev.nagpurto