Laxmi Nagar Zone of Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) has fined ex-Mayor Nanda Jichkar Rs 5,000 for violating the terms and conditions in permission to erect a pandal. Cityâ€™s Traffic Police have also filed cases against her husband Sharad Jichkar for blocking traffic in front of his house at Gittikhadan Layout in Pratap Nagar for his sonâ€™s wedding. Police have booked Jickar under section 102 and 117 of Bombay Police Act.
The Mayor and Corporator Nanda Jichkar had sought permission to erect 150 sq ft of pandal on the road in front of her house for 2 days. She has also paid Rs 750 fee to cover a portion of the road. After complaints from the residents of the area, the zone team found the entire road had been encroached by the ex-Mayor for erecting pandal measuring 500 sq ft. Blocking the entire road has disrupted the smooth flow of traffic in Gittikhadan layout.
On December 21, the zone officials issued a challan for violating the terms and conditions of the permission and also imposed a fine of Rs 5,000. Sonegaon traffic zone has issued a challan to retired RTO Sharad Jichkar following a complaint for blocking the entire road that caused inconvenience to motorists.