Taking cognizance of the gravity of our report on water meters, NMMC Dy. Mayor Shashikant Birajdar has accepted that indeed the scheme is ridden with problems and assured to take the matter up with NMMC administration. It may be recalled that NMTV News had aired a report on the sub standard and shoddy work by the contractor Chetas Control Systems Pvt. Ltd. in installation of water meters in Navi Mumbai under the supervision of the NMMC Water Dept. Our report exposed how the work of water meter installation is so bad that one can clearly see how NMMC has used people taxes to make people’s lives complete hell civic realities as one can see criminal wastage of water due to leakages in the shoddy work of most water meters, mosquito menace due to stagnant water, debris and clogging of drains and how the security boxes that have been installed are of such poor quality that rats have eaten into them and entered homes. And despite the ground reality of water meters leaving no doubt that the scheme is a failure, NMMC Executive Engineer Sanjay Desai chose to mislead us on the subject. However, NMMC Dy, Mayor Shashikant Birajdar, endorsed our report and exposed how NMMC officials can lie without any hesitation on public subjects. In the Dy. Mayor’s words, he accepted that NMMC was indeed doing a shoddy job in the water meter scheme. NMMC Dy, Mayor Shashikant Birajdar further said that he has given a suggestion on the subject and was confident that the administration would bring about a solution to it.
August 21, 2010
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