The Akhil Bhartiya Grahak Panchayat has urged the Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) to make shed on prominent squares in the city. The consumer rights body said the mercury has been hovering over 40 degree Celsius in the city and hot breeze makes it difficult to wait for a long in traffic signals. Hence, NMC should make arrangements like construction of green sheds to give relief to people from blistering heat, said organising secretary of the Grahak Panchayat Gajanan Panchayat.
He said, Nagpur, Akola, Chandrapur and other cities are getting hotter with each passing day. Nagpur had already recorded 44 degree Celsius. In peak summer, mercury crosses 45 degree Celsius and touch 48 degree Celsius mark as well. Hene, the NMC should chalk out an action plan to provide relief to people from heat wave.
He said, it was decided to put a net at Samwidhan Square two years back, but the idea never saw light of the day.
Each vehicle owner had to pay road tax and other charges. But, they are not getting facilities in accordance to the charges paid by them.
Senior citizens, women, children had to face inconvenience when vehicles stop at traffic signals for a long. This also result in sun stroke cases, he added.
Join organising secretary Trupti Akant, chairperson Smita Deshpande, secretary Sanjay Dharmadhikari, vice president Dr Narayan Mehere, Sudhir Misar, Dr Ajay Gade, Sandhya Puniani, Ganesh Shirole, Pravin Sharma, Dattatreya Kathale, Aniruddha Gupte, Premchandra Mishri and others have supported the demand.