Navi Mumbai ranks top in Maharashtra and third in the nation on list of clean cities but for citizens living in Khairane are not living in conditions that are anything but clean. The chemical pollution from neighboring chemical industries had led to intense water and air pollution in the area.
Evidently, citizens who bought homes running into hundreds of lakhs are disappointed as respiratory and other illnesses like asthma, foul smell, skin infections have made home in their area. Women voiced concern that their children are ill often.
They are disappointed that neither MPCB not state pays heed to their woes. Citizens aid that the situation could be like that of Bhopal tragedy. They want strict action against violators. Local corporator Munawar Patel blamed MPCB for not acting on their complaints. He added that they will protest if action is not taken soon