A lot of question being raised upon the infrastructure and the well developed Navi Mumbai which is known as the satellite city. The way in which the city roads are being dug up to lay water pipelines, gutter pipelines and gas pipelines may prove disastrous in the future. While CIDCO and NMMC are busy calling Navi Mumbai the city of the 21st century, the truth is far from it. These visuals show how the city roads are unceremoniously being dug up for various reasons. While newly constructed roads are being dug up to lay gas pipelines, recently repaired roads are being dug up again for water pipelines. And if its not for gas pipelines or water pipelines then it is for sewerage pipelines or cable pipelines. And if there is any fault in any one of the pipelines then the roads would be dug up again. Unfortunately, these roads are not even filled properly and leveled casing inconveniencing for the people. In fact other government organizations too feel that the work is unsystematic and haphazard. We also spoke with vehicle owners who are facing the maximum brunt of it. However NMMC City Engineer states that all digging process has been stopped since April 30 but the visuals tell a different story. While leaders and government organizations are sitting mute to this, very soon Navi Mumbai would witness a disaster as never before. With cameraperson Dynaeshwar Mali, Rajeev Misra for NMTV News.
June 28, 2009