Social plots in CBD are facing one threat after the other. Plots meant for garden are being misused while authorities are sitting as mute spectators. Last week NMTV News had aired a report on encroachment inside a public garden by a NMMC contractor. This week we bring to you a report of another plot reserved for a garden but being misused by the Dyan Pushpa School at CBD Belapur – the school belonging to the Dr. D Y Patil Group. The plot in question is adjacent to the said school in CBD Belapur. While NMMC was to develop a garden on the plot, as of today it is only being used to park buses of the Dyan Pushpa School here. Unfortunately, this is not the first civic issue that haunts the plot. The said plot earlier had encroachment but under the pressure of locals NMMC removed the illegal hutments. Residents thought that the garden planned for the plot would be undertaken soon but thgat did not happen as the school started parking its school buses here. Residents are shocked that NMMC is yet to take action against the school for illegal parking. Another resident informed about how the lot was previously full of illegal huts but due to persistent follow up of the issue of residents, the illegal huts were removed. Illegal parking is one of the major components of the parking crisis that has begun to haunt the city. Unless NMMC takes action against the problem at this stage, it will become worse with time. At the same time it is also the responsibility of the private entities like the school to not indulge in such illegal acts that set the wrong precedent. It will be a wait and watch how the local corporator Shaila Nath address this issue of her ward in the coming days. With cameraperson Kala Jadhav, Shilpa Suryawanshi for NMTV News.
August 26, 2008
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