Mobile towers on residential buildings and other structures are creating a lot of problems for the people. A new policy in this regard should be chalked out and till then the power supply to these towers should be snapped. The power supply should not be restored without the orders of assistant engineer of MSEDCL, said Guardian Minister of the district Chandrashekhar Bawankule.
He is addressing Jan Samvad programmes in every zone with a view to listen to the grievances of the people and solve them. The minister was addressing one such programme in Dhantoli Zone on Monday. Mayor Nanda Jichkar, Chairman of NMC Standing Committee; Virendra Kukreja, Chairperson of Dhantoli Zone; Vishakha Bante, Additional Commissioner Ravindra Thakre, Ram Joshi, corporators Vijay Chutele, Pramod Chikhale, Bhagwan Mendhe, Vandana Bhagat, Lata Kadgaye, Harshala Sable, Bharati Bunde, Vishakha Mohod and Jayshree Wadibhasme graced the occasion.
There were a number of complaints regarding mobile towers in Dhantoli Zone. Taking note of it, Bawankule ordered to chalk out a new policy. Prior to the programme, total 60 applications were received. Airing their voices, some senior citizens said that Nagpur Improvement Trust (NIT) has laid a road in wrong direction which passed through 14 plots in Crown Society, Chinchbhuvan. The residents got the road measured paying Rs 80,000 and Rs 2.5 crore as development fees. However, the NIT was not running any developmental works in the locality, the residents alleged.
Bawankule ordered to convene a meeting of NIT officials and solve the problems at the earliest. He also ordered to take cleanliness works in Babulkheda, Pravati Nagar and Jai Bhim Nagar following complaints by the residents.
One of the applications demanded to clean the Gandhi Sagar lake and remove encroachments near it. Replying to the complaint, Assistant Commissioner, Dhantoli Zone Smita Kale informed the beautification proposal of the lake has been submitted to the State government. Taking serious cognizance of the polluted water, the Guardian Minister ordered to solve the problem immediately.
Referring to the complaints received at the programme, Bawankule directed the officials to prepare proposals of the small construction works immediately. A provision of Rs8-10 crore would be made for these works, he assured.
He gave a detailed information about various welfare schemes being run the by the State government, which include allotting land titles to the slum dwellers, health insurance of Rs 5 lakh for each individual, allotment of food grains to the saffron ration card holders and 80 per cent subsidy for solar geysers. A large number of residents were present at the programme.