Call it the NMTV Impact. The NMMC has taken action on our report and removed the illegal hutments of NMMC Contractor M/s Ask Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd. at the Nana Nani Park in CBD Belapur. It is however unfortunate that the newly elected corporator of the area Swati Gurkhe had not taken notice of this grave issue and ensured the same action that was taken only after we reported it. Shilpa Surayanvanshi reports. It may be recalled that NMTV News had aired a report on May 14 about how without any fear of the consequences, NMMC contractor “M/s Ask Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd.” had erected illegal hutments within the Nana Nani Park in Sector 6 CBD Belapur. Local residents had voiced their disappointment over the issue saying that the only green space meant for their leisure was encroached upon by the contractor’s hutments for labours. We had reported that perhaps the contractor was encroaching inside the garden due to the corporator-contractor-official nexus that plagues NNMC. We had also taken up the issue with the ward officer of the node Mahenddra Sapre who had assured us that he would take action against the illegal hutments. The ward officer Mahendra Sapre kept his word as the illegal gardens of the contractor “M/s Ask Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd.” have been razed down by NMMC. With the land reserved for garden getting free of encroachment, we hope that NMMC will now work on restoring the greenery in the garden and developing it. NMTV News thanks CBD Ward Officer Madhukar Sapre who took immediate action on a citizen problem in Belapur. It is however unfortunate that the newly elected corporator of the area Swati Gurkhe had not taken notice of this grave issue and ensured the same action that was taken only after we reported it. This is the first failure of the corporator after being elected. If you have any civic issue or grievance in your area that you want reported, contact NMTV on 2765 9191 or 2789 9191 or just email your grievance on [email protected] With cameraperson Vinayak Dalvi, Shilpa Suryawanshi for NMTV News.
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