Guardian Minister of the district Chandrashekhar Bawankule on Monday directed the officials of Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) to chalk out a policy about open unused plots. These plots pose a number of problems for the civic body. If there is huge garbage, you cannot initiate penal action against them. Moreover, these plots also adversely affect the tax collection, he said.
Henceforth the NMC should place notice board on the unused open plots in the city. The officials should seize these plots if the owner does not turn up in the prescribed time, he instructed the officials and further told them to ensure these plots do not become a garbage dumping yard.
He was addressing a Jansamvad programme at Hanuman Nagar. Mayor Nanda Jichkar, Municipal Commissioner Abhijit Bawankule, Hanuman Nagar Zone Chairperson; Vishakha Baante, Waterworks Committee Chairman; Pintu Zalke, Additional Commissioner Ravindra Thakre, corporators Usha Palat, Kalpana Kumbhalkar, Shital Kamde, Lila Hathibed, Mangala Khekre, Madhuri Thakre, Vidya Madavi, Satish Hole, Abhay Gotekar, Deepak Choudhari, Bhagwan Mendhe and Naresh Mankar were prominently present.
Bawankule received a number of complaints regarding garbage dumping on open plots, cleanliness not being undertaken regularly, irregularity by garbage collection vehicles, etc. He asked the officials to hire two JCB machines and remove the weeds from such plots and initiate penal action against the plot owners.
CCTVs in gardens and open grounds
A number of people complained about menace of road Romeos in Trishatabdi ground. Addressing the complaint, the Guardian Minister directed the officials to install CCTV cameras at such places. The Nagpur Improvement Trust (NIT) will be getting Rs 60 crore for 60 grounds. He ordered the NIT officials to install CCTV cameras on each of the 60 grounds. Similarly, CCTV cameras should be installed in the gardens under the Smart City project, he said.
Policy about NMC schools
One of the residents put forward a proposal of handing over the NMC-run schools to private parties where the strength of students is very less. Praising the proposal, Bawankule assured him that the government would give a serious thought on the issue.