One of the fastest growing Tier III cities in India -Future IT and Aviation city - Companies like Boeing, Satyam computers, HCL, Dell, Hexaware, DLF, Ascendas etc. has already finalized their projects. Adjacent to IT SEZ(Wardha Road – NH7) is Proposed International Cargo HUB(MIHAN – Multimodal International Hub Airport at Nagpur, (www.madcindia.org ), which is first and only such kind of project in the country being developed in Nagpur by a joint venture between Maharashtra Airport Development Corporation (MADC) and the Airport Authority of India (AAI). Second Capital and third big city in Maharashtra. Nearby is the new VCA cricket stadium.
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  • NMC’s river cleanliness drive from April tnn | Mar 18, 2018, 05:47 IST
    Nagpur: The Nagpur Municipal Corporation is set to start the drive to clean three rivers — Nag, Pili and Pora — as well as nullahs from April 1st week. Municipal commissioner Ashwin Mudgal has directed the civic administration to be prepared for the monsoon season.

    Mudgal convened a review meeting of all the assistant municipal commissioners, health officials and other department officials on Saturday and directed them to start preparations to take the annual cleanliness drive. He also asked the administration to seek funds from Western Coalfields Limited, Manganese Ore India Limited and other big industrial houses of the city under corporate social funds.

    Following TOI-MT’s ‘Save Nag River — My City, My River’ campaign, NMC had launched a big drive on Nag river in May 2013. NMC had taken up a similar drive on Pili river in May 2014.

    Mudgal pointed out that on July 17 last year many areas were waterlogged. He asked the zonal assistant commissioners to take stock of those places to ensure there is no water accumulation this year. Mudgal also directed the administration to write to Metro railway authority and cement road contractors to ensure no water logging at their construction sites.









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  • Town planning dept told to submit report on parking spaces TNN | Mar 20, 2018, 04:10 IST
    Nagpur: Chairman of project consultative committee in Nagpur Municipal Corporation and senior BJP corporator Sanjay Bangale on Monday asked the town planning department to submit the detailed report of current condition of amenity spaces and parking space earmarked in development plan report for the city in 2000. The department has been given a week’s time to submit the report.

    Deputy chairman of the committee Kishore Wankhede, town planner Pravin Sonare and other members were also present.

    Sonare informed the committee that 891 reservations were made for parking and amenity spaces out of which 186 are reserved for municipal corporation, 13 for municipal and private institutions and others. It has been proposed to provide 47 reserved amenity spaces for the NMC with transfer of development rights (TDR). Bangale informed about the changes regarding the land registered under development plan.







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  • NMC has no data of localities getting 24X7 water supply Proshun Chakraborty| TNN | Mar 21, 2018, 02:54 IST
    Congress corporators led by leader of opposition Tanaji Wanve protest over water crisis in many city areas out... Read More

    Nagpur: At a time when state CM Devendra Fadnavis has assured 24X7 water supply to 60% of the city areas having water network by December end this year, the water works department of the Nagpur Municipal Corporation has informed the general body that out of 68, only 16 command areas are getting 24X7 water supply.

    The project implemented by the NMC in 2011 is still not complete. Executive engineer of the NMC’s water works department Sanjay Gaikwad informed the general body that out of Rs387 crore sanctioned for the scheme, works worth Rs292 crore has been carried out.

    However, when senior Congress corporator Sandip Sahare sought details lists of the command areas and localities getting around the clock water, Gaikwad failed to provide them. As reported by TOI on March 5, even in Dharampeth zone, which is the city’s first zone to receive 24X7 supply under the pilot project, water is being supplied through tankers. Many corporators from BSP and Congress joined Sahare and started creating ruckus, following which the mayor adjourned the house.

    Congress corporator Neha Nikose, leader of opposition Tanaji Wanve and other Congress corporators staged a demonstration outside Town Hall in Mahal over the erratic supply in many localities in Prabhag number 2-A (north Nagpur). In a memorandum to Mudgal, she has demanded that the work of pipeline laying in Gaikwad layout, Sugat Nagar, Samtanagar etc be completed.

    The house cleared the proposal of water works department to entrust Wapcos Limited, a public sector enterprise under the aegis of the Union Ministry of Water Resources, to carry-out the Rs248 crore Amrut project in unauthorized layouts in the city.

    The NMC had three options to implement the Amrut project — give the work to Maharashtra Jeevan Pradihikaran (MJP), invite tenders or give the work to Wapcos. “The administration was not in favour of assigning the work to MJP, while the tendering procedure will further delay the work. So we have decided to entrust the work to Wapcos company which comes under union minister Nitin Gadkari,” said ruling party leader Sandip Joshi.









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  • Town planning department told to submit report on parking spaces TNN | Updated: Mar 20, 2018, 11:52 IST
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    NAGPUR: Chairman of project consultative committee in Nagpur Municipal Corporationand senior BJP corporator Sanjay Bangale on Monday asked the town planning department to submit the detailed report of current condition of amenity spaces and parking space earmarked in development plan report for the city in 2000. The department has been given a week’s time to submit the report.

    Deputy chairman of the committee Kishore Wankhede, town planner Pravin Sonare and other members were also present.

    Sonare informed the committee that 891 reservations were made for parking and amenity spaces out of which 186 are reserved for municipal corporation, 13 for municipal and private institutions and others. It has been proposed to provide 47 reserved amenity spaces for the NMC with transfer of development rights (TDR). Bangale informed about the changes regarding the land registered under development plan.











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  • NMC to maintain NH-7 TNN | Mar 21, 2018, 03:53 IST
    Nagpur: The NMC general body meeting has agreed to carry-out repair and maintenance works of NH-7. The NHAI has approached the NMC and submitted its intention to handover the road. The national agency will hand over the stretch after converting tar roads into cement concretization from Automotive Chowk-Zero Mile-Khapri bridge. The work will commence in three-to-four months.

    Apart from this, the NHAI will also construct two bridges, informed ruling party leader Sandip Joshi. The NHAI will spent Rs2,000 crore for construction of two bridges and converting NH-7 tar road into cement. The work of Manish Nagar bridge has already started, he said, adding the work of cement road will commence within three to four months. According to him, the civic body will require around Rs6.60 crore after 2025 for repair and maintenance of the patch.










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  • Multilevel car parking, piped gas network mooted in Smart City areas Anjaya Anparthi| TNN | Mar 21, 2018, 03:02 IST
    Nagpur: Pardi, Bharatwada, Punapur and Bhandewadi are likely to get multilevel car parking, piped gas network, CCTVs, hi-tech police station etc under the Smart City project. The Nagpur Municipal Corporation’s (NMC) special purpose vehicle — the Nagpur Smart and Sustainable City Development Corporation Limited (NSSCDCL) — has proposed 25 types of developmental projects in these four underdeveloped areas covering 1,730 acres in East Nagpur.

    The NSSCDCL has finalized the draft town planning scheme (TPS) of Smart City’s area-based development (ABD) region comprising the four areas and submitted it to Nagpur Improvement Trust (NIT) for approval. Suggestions and objections will be invited on it after getting NIT’s nod. Then, it will be submitted to the state government for a final approval.

    The NIT board of trustees will meet on Friday in which the draft TPS is likely to be approved.

    Developmental works along Nag, Pili rivers and a nullah will be executed under the ‘Nirmal Nag River’ plan. The area where Nag and Pili rivers converge will be developed as a tourism spot. A 15-metre buffer zone has been proposed on either side for developing walking and cycling tracks, and greenery and recreational spots.

    To make Smart City area trench-less, all types of infrastructure projects like cement roads, storm water drains, sewage lines, gas network, street lights, ducting for power and optical fibre cables etc will be laid simultaneously.

    The total cost of the works proposed in ABD area will be around Rs876 crore. The NSSCDCL has received surplus funds for the project.










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  • NMC to rope in another firm for property survey Proshun Chakraborty| tnn | Mar 23, 2018, 05:45 IST
    Nagpur: After failing to get all the properties in the city assessed in nearly three years of allotting the work of door-to-door survey to a private company, Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) is all set to rope in another private agency for the survey, GIS mapping and seamless integration of the properties with e-governance software of the civic body.

    A proposal to entrust the work to Hyderabad agency M/s Anant Technology Private Limited will be tabled before the standing committee meeting convened on March 23. The NMC will pay Rs120 per unit (house) to the firm.

    Presently, M/s Cybertech System and Software Limited is conducting the door-to-door survey of properties and it will continue its work. NMC had entrusted the job to the firm in July 2015 and the firm was supposed to complete the assessment process in two years. The firm was also given three-month extension twice. But it had failed miserably. The slow pace of survey has affected NMC’s property tax collection.

    Of the 5.49 lakh properties in the city, till March 7 Cybertech Systems had surveyed only 3.83 lakh properties comprising 6,00,729 units. The appointment of new company will help the NMC to complete the assessment, said an official from the tax department.

    The NMC has also started sending SMS reminders to property owners to pay taxes before March 31. In the last couple of days, the tax department had sent over 89,000 messages, the official told TOI.

    The NMC has also given an ultimatum to all the 10 zonal assistant municipal commissioners (AMC) to achieve their property tax targets. Interestingly, though the financial year is about to end, the civic body is yet to distribute over 1,78,511 property tax invoices from where it can generate Rs185.77 crore revenue.

    Following poor tax recovery, municipal commissioner Ashwin Mudgal has withheld the salaries of tax department staffers. Now, the tax department head office has given an ultimatum to the AMCs to complete the distribution of invoices before March 31.

    According to sources, the already-understaffed tax department in all the 10 zones faces an uphill task. Against the need of 366 tax inspectors and collectors, the NMC has just 225 staffers.

    As per NMC data, the city has 5,49,398 properties and considering the staff strength each employee has a target to cover 2,442 properties on an average. “It is a Herculean task,” said one of the staffers.

    The tax department headed by assistant municipal commissioner Milind Meshram has already issued ultimatum to all the assistant municipal commissioners to ensure delivery of invoices before this month end.

    As per data prepared by the department, there are around 7,592 property owners who have defaulted property tax above Rs25,000. Their collective outstanding is around Rs112.95 crore. Similarly, there are around 1,70,919 property owners who have defaulted tax below Rs25,000 and account for a collective outstanding of Rs72.82 crore.

    Numbers Speak

    Zones ——- --Defaulters

    Lakadganj 33,964

    Ashi Nagar 30,231

    Mangalwari 22,402

    Hanuman Nagar 21,589

    Laxmi Nagar 20,167

    Nehru Nagar 17,719

    Satranjipura 11,745

    Dharampeth 10,069

    Gandhibagh 7,188

    Dhantoli 3,437

    With just nine days left in the current fiscal, the civic administration will keep the tax collection facilities at all the 10 zonal offices and a counter at Civil Lines headquarters open during Sundays and other government declared holidays.








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  • Metro to build 25-storey tower opp Yeshwant Stadium Ashish Roy| TNN | Mar 23, 2018, 03:34 IST

    Nagpur: Mahametro has decided to change the location of the highest building of the city from Munje Square to opposite Yeshwant Stadium in Dhantoli.

    The 25-storey tower will be a part of the traffic and transport management centre (TTMC). Although the decision was taken more than a year ago, it has come to light after tender for construction of TTMC was floated.

    Mahametro had earlier decided to house the Sitabuldi interchange station in a 25-storey building with floors over the station having hotels, multiplexes, malls, offices, etc. “When we started construction of the Sitabuldi station, we realized that it would require land acquisition and several banks and shops in the area would have to be razed. Moreover, Munje Square would have to closed for traffic for over a year. Underground parking too will not be possible at the site. So, we decided to change the plan. Now, the structure will only have one floor above the station for traffic control,” managing director Brijesh Dixit told TOI.

    Mahametro had launched an architecture contest to design the Zero Mile and Sitabuldi interchange stations in May 2015. French firm Enia had bagged the job and designed the stations. The design for Zero Mile station still stands.

    Mahametro project director Mahesh Kumar said that the TTMC would come up on Patwardhan Ground, which was spread over an area of around 20,000 square metre. “It will be connected with the station with an elevated skywalk. We will provide bus connectivity and parking in the TTMC. The construction will have a floor to space index (FSI) of 4 and will be spread over 9.83 lakh square feet. Some 2.92 lakh square feet will be dedicated to free parking. It will be a public private partnership (PPP) project,” he added.

    Elaborating on the project, Kumar said that it would have three towers and cost Rs320 crore. “One tower will be 25 storey high while the remaining two will have 19 floors. All the towers will have retail mall on ground, first and second floors and small offices on third, fourth and fifth floors. A three-level multiplex has been envisaged above fifth floor in Tower 1 and fifteen floor of offices in Towers 1 and 3,” he added.

    Kumar further said that the retail mall would have inline stores, food court, family entertainment centre, large format stores, supermarket, mini anchor fashion store, mini anchor for electronics and home decor, etc.

    “The basement will be completely dedicated to parking. We will provide 600 bays for parking of cars, 1,050 bays for parking of motorcycles and 1,000 slots for bicycles,” he added.

    The PPP operator will have to make the TTMC a green building with IGBC platinum rating. “The operator will landscape the promenade along Nag River in line with Nag riverfront development project. A landscaped public plaza in front of the TTMC will have to be created. Sun-cutting louvers on the façades, rainwater harvesting and public art will be the other features,” he further said.









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  • Turning to nature solution to end water woes: Expert Mohnish Nelarwar| TNN | Updated: Mar 24, 2018, 10:29 IST
    Pradyumna Sahasrabhojanee speaks at water management workshop, on Thursday

    NAGPUR: With the water crisis looming this summer, architect-cum-activist Pradyumna Sahasrabhojanee has proposed that the domestic sewage water can be treated at home.

    Speaking at a lecture organized jointly by Tirpude College and India Peace Centre to celebrate World Water Day on Thursday, Sahasrabhojanee said, “I have commissioned a unit in the city which is being monitored. Sewage water can be treated at home instead of sending it to Bhandewadi plant and later release it into natural sources.”

    According to him, the sewage treatment plant (STP) in Bhandewadi may not able to cope with the expansion of the city. “Where does the sewage water from places will go as the city will expand in the future? The ever-growing cities will put a load on STPs,” he said.

    Sahasrabhojanee said that the water treated at STPs is supplied to industries and is mainly used to cooler machines in factories which is eventually converted into steam. This poses a problem to the farm sector since the same water can be used for crops, he added.

    The city gets 750 MLD water 85% of which goes into sewage. The sewage water from houses is usually human excreta and water used for washing utensils and clothes. This can be treated at home,” said Sahasrabhojanee.

    “There are two main challenges in water conservation — scarcity and pollution. Scarcity is caused by overuse of water in urban and rural areas and pollution through normal use. We are also at a risk of depleting thousand-year-old aquifers before finding a better solution to water shortage,” he added.

    Sahasrabhojanee opined that the natural water cycle of evaporation, condensation and precipitation can be used as a basis for treating sewage water. He said this will save millions of rupees which are being invested in STPs.

    “We have to turn to nature to solve our water problems. We have tried to implement solutions which have failed. Decentralizing treatment of sewage water and charging exiting natural sources with treated water will solve our problems,” he said.







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  • Neeri to use its technology for treating sewage in Alappuzha Manka Behl| tnn | Mar 25, 2018, 03:28 IST


    Nagpur: Absence of a proper sewerage and waste disposal system in Alappuzha in Kerala has not just become a threat for its waterways but also to the Vembanad lake which is known as the largest ecosystem in South India. The problem will now be tackled scientifically by Nagpur-based CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (Neeri).

    As per a recent memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Kerala Institute of Local Administration (KILA) and Neeri, the latter will provide technical support in treating sewage.

    According to Neeri scientists, prominent canals of the region — Vada and Commercial — are completely covered with water hyacinth.

    “Waste that people are discharging from their washing areas, kitchens and septic tanks is going into the canals where most of the drains meet. This is the reason behind growth of hyacinth which is leading to eutrophication of canals which kills the aquatic system,” said Ritesh Vijay, the principal scientist at Neeri’s centre or strategic urban management and director’s technical cell, who recently visited Alappuzha for spot inspection.

    The two canals go on to meet Vembanad lake, a popular backwater tourist destination. “The pollution is a major threat for the lake too. Besides, these canals would be used for navigation purposes,” said Vijay.

    Various studies done in the past reveal that sewage and plastic waste, dumped into the waterways, is polluting the water quality of the region.

    Neeri will be using its patented technology of phytorid wastewater treatment to revive the canals. The technology uses specific plants to absorb nutrients directly from waste water. “We plan to install phytorids at the land adjacent to canals. The drain water will be first treated and then can be reused for gardening or floriculture. Our aim will be to ensure that only treated water enters the canals to increase the dilution,” said Vijay.

    According to him, removing hyacinth is not a permanent solution as they will keep growing. “The canals can only be cleaned if sewage is treated at the source,” he added. Neeri will first carry out a pilot experiment at one location.

    The phytorid technology involves a constructed wetland exclusively designed for treatment of municipal, urban, agricultural and industrial wastewater. The organic solution is removed by bacteria and the nutrients are absorbed by specific plants.

    “The plant uses porous media such as crushed bricks, gravel and stones for filtration. To avoid choking, we do not use soil. The quality of treated water is excellent, it meets the prescribed and amended norms of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB),” said Vijay.

    THE PLAN

    - Neeri to provide technical support to KILA for treating sewage

    - Two canals are highly polluted due to discharge of sewage

    - Neeri will use phytorid technology to treat sewage

    - Technology involves a constructed wetland exclusively designed for treatment of waste water

    - It requires minimum electricity and mechanical requirement








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  • Cement roads coming up with ‘illegal’ sand, concrete Anjaya Anparthi| TNN | Mar 26, 2018, 03:38 IST


    Nagpur: In an alleged nexus between the Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) and its contractors, the civic body, which has been constructing cement concrete roads since 2011, has neither paid royalty of minerals nor deposited the receipts of royalty with the district administration, hinting towards major evasion of royalty and “illegal” excavation of sand mining going on unabated in the district.

    Minerals — sand and concrete — are one of the major components of cement road construction. As per the state government’s norms, the NMC is supposed to recover royalty for minerals before release of payments to contractors. Then the civic body has to pay the royalty amount to the district administration. Accordingly, the NMC incorporate these conditions in the agreements with all contractors involved in executing the cement road works.

    The NMC started cement road project phase-I worth Rs123 crore in June 2011. The works on several internal roads have already been completed while some of them are still under construction, which cost over Rs50 crore. The cement road project phase-II worth Rs324 crore commenced in March 2016, taking the total cost of concretization work to around Rs500 crore.

    Few days ago, a team of police and the revenue departments seized a huge quantum of sand stored by one of the cement road works’ contractors, Abhi Engineering Corporation, on the Kamptee Road. A district administration official said the major quantum of the stored stand was excavated in an unauthorized manner. “Directives have been given to Kamptee tehsildar to initiate action against the firm and persons involved,” he said.

    According to an information collected through RTI by activist Suraj Lolge from NMC, the civic body has no records of any documents of royalty submitted by Abhi Engineering Corporation.

    Ajju Vijayvargiya of Abhi Engineering said there is no evasion of royalty and issue of sand excavation in an unauthorized manner does not arise. “Our work is the best in the project. We have been paying the royalty promptly with the NMC. I will have to check what exactly the information is given under RTI Act by the NMC,” he said.

    Vijayvargiya also denied any problems with the sand stored by his firm on the Kamptee Road.

    The district administration official further said the NMC has not deposited a single penny of royalty in these seven years. “We received complaints from activists and issued letters to the NMC time and again asking it to deposit the royalty and the receipts but got no response. Even, collector Sachin Kurve consulted the NMC and asked to ensure compliance of the norms,” he said.

    As per data available from the NMC, payments of over Rs180 crore have been released to contractors.

    Lolge said the NMC in nexus with few contractors has been encouraging utilization of sand and metal excavated in an unauthorized manner and also evading royalty. “The NMC did not deduct royalty amount from contractors’ bills violating the norms. The district administration banned the operation of all sand ghats last year and continued with it this year also. But sand mining is still continue. The NMC officials are delaying information under RTI to hide all these violations. Detailed inquiry should be done followed by action against the officials and the contractors. I have lodged a complaint with Kurve also who assured of necessary action,” Lolge said.

    Municipal commissioner Ashwin Mudgal said directives have been given to all contractors and their associations to get the royalty clearance certificate from the district administration. “I think some contractors have already obtained the certificate. We will take action if contractors fail to comply with the directives,” he said.











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  • KP to get walking, cycling tracks, greenery within 4 months Anjaya Anparthi| TNN | Mar 26, 2018, 03:39 IST COMPLETE FACELIFT

    Nagpur: Undeveloped for decades, Kasturchand Park (KP) is likely to get walking, cycling tracks in addition to the selfie point within a span of four months. Seven types of plants will also be planted on both sides of the tracks and behind the selfie point. Ashok stambh and video wall are the latest additions to the KP’s beautification project.

    CM Devendra Fadnavis, union minister Nitin Gadkari, guardian minister Chandrashekar Bawankule, mayor Nanda Jichkar performed bhoomipuja of beautification project at KP on Sunday. Ruling party leader Sandip Joshi, MLAs Sudhakar Deshmukh, Dr Milind Mane, NIT chairman Deepak Mhaisekar, collector Sachin Kurve, municipal commissioner Ashwin Mudgal and others were present.

    Architect Ashok Mokha, who designed the beautification project, gave a powerpoint presentation to dignitaries. Talking to TOI on sidelines of the event, Mokha said Solar Industries Limited has sponsored works of walking, cycling tracks, selfie point and greenery at around Rs2.50 crore and will also execute it. “Seven types of plants will be planted on both the sides of tracks, around bandstand and on background of the selfie point. The selfie point, which will face RBI square, will be illuminated at night. Later, NMC will execute works of Rs5.50 crore,” he said.

    The NMC, in association with a media group, will install nation’s tallest flagpost, besides building an amphitheatre. The total estimated cost of the beautification project is Rs11 crore.

    Mokha said Ashok Stambh will be constructed adjacent to the selfie point facing RBI square. A video wall will come up on Metro station’s wall.

    A plaza and walkway will also be developed around bandstand. Parking, seating, children’s playarea, new gates, fountains, toilets, storm water network, sewage line, tracklights along with repairing of compound wall will also be executed.








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  • FIR in case of faulty DPR: Gadkari TNN | Mar 26, 2018, 03:40 IST
    Nagpur: Union minister for surface transport Nitin Gadkari, during his speech at the bhoomipujan of ‘Police Bhavan’ in Civil Lines on Sunday, said FIR would be filed against officials responsible for a faulty detailed project report (DPR) leading to fatal accident(s).

    The senior politician also said ‘black spots’ (accident-prone spots), including 27 in the city, have been identified and are now under scanner. Gadkari said a committee headed by a member of Parliament has been formed for examining the ‘black spots’. “Five lakh accidents take place in the country in a year which claim over 1.5 lakh lives,” he said.

    The Union minister also stressed on the use of bio-fuel and electricity to run vehicles so as to control pollution. As part of the strategy, he advocated running all police vehicles using green fuel.




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  • 1,500 city cops to get lands for personal housing; healthcare scheme in pipeline Soumitra Bose and Viraj Deshpande| TNN | Mar 26, 2018, 03:41 IST
    Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis (centre) said that the government is keen to ensure the deficit in the police... Read More

    Nagpur: Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday said 1,500 personnel of city police would get lands for building houses. The CM made the announcement while addressing the gathering at the ‘bhoomipoojan’ ceremony of the ‘Police Bhavan’ at the premises of the commissionerate at Civil Lines. He also said various schemes including health care for cops, skill development for their families and also reducing the duty hours are in the pipeline.

    Fadnavis, present along with union minister Nitin Gadkari, guardian minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule, Addl Chief Secretary (Home) SK Shrivastava, DGP Satish Mathur and others at the programme, also said police department has been accorded free hands to fill up their vacancies. “In three years, around 30,000 personnel have been recruited in different ranks,” said the CM. He also indicated his government is keen to ensure the deficit in the police manpower is eliminated.

    Fadnavis also pointed out that Maharashtra is the first state where CCTNS implementations and e-complaints have been dually implemented. He said CCTNS has empowered police through creation of a central database which enables a countrywide search on information regarding any criminal. On the other hand, e-complaints have helped citizens to file their grievances from the comfort of their homes which also raises the accountability of the police department.

    Fadnavis, during the address, also underlined hordes of beneficial and welfare related plans for the police department including restricting duties to eight hours which have been implemented in around 80 police stations in Mumbai. “Medical check ups are done for cops above 40 years of age. We are now trying to reduce their stresses,” he said. “Skill developments have been introduced for the family members of the police personnel including women,” he said.

    The chief minister also said that the police personnel would now get Rs20 lakh loans to build their houses apart from another Rs2.50 lakh from Pradhan Mantri Abas Yojana. “After service, the cops will not be deprived of a shelter of their own,” he said.

    Fadnavis said the police department needs to get smarter and tech-savvy to stay one step ahead of the criminals who are fast switching to modern techniques to beat the investigating agencies. “The CCTV cameras in city would now act as the third eye of the cops through which an e-challan can be sent to the doorstep of the violator even if there is no cop present on the road,” he said.

    DG Mathur, during speech, requested to increase the budgetary allocations from Rs350 crores to Rs1,000 for various schemes. ACS (Home) informed Nagpur police are set to get land in MIHAN for housing.








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  • 1,500 Nagpur cops to get lands for personal housing: Maharashtra Chief Minister Fadnavis also pointed out that Maharashtra is the first state where CCTNS implementations and e-complaints have been dually implementedSoumitra Bose&Viraj Deshpande | TNN | March 26, 2018, 17:00 IST

    NAGPUR: Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday said 1,500 personnel of city policewould get lands for building houses. The CM made the announcement while addressing the gathering at the ‘bhoomipoojan’ ceremony of the ‘Police Bhavan’ at the premises of the commissionerate at Civil Lines. He also said various schemes including health care for cops, skill development for their families and also reducing the duty hours are in the pipeline.

    Fadnavis, present along with union minister Nitin Gadkari, guardian minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule, Addl Chief Secretary (Home) SK Shrivastava, DGP Satish Mathur and others at the programme, also said police department has been accorded free hands to fill up their vacancies. “In three years, around 30,000 personnel have been recruited in different ranks,” said the CM. He also indicated his government is keen to ensure the deficit in the police manpower is eliminated.

    Fadnavis also pointed out that Maharashtra is the first state where CCTNS implementations and e-complaints have been dually implemented. He said CCTNS has empowered police through creation of a central database which enables a countrywide search on information regarding any criminal. On the other hand, e-complaints have helped citizens to file their grievances from the comfort of their homes which also raises the accountability of the police department.

    Fadnavis, during the address, also underlined hordes of beneficial and welfare related plans for the police department including restricting duties to eight hours which have been implemented in around 80 police stations in Mumbai. “Medical check ups are done for cops above 40 years of age. We are now trying to reduce their stresses,” he said. “Skill developments have been introduced for the family members of the police personnel including women,” he said.

    The chief minister also said that the police personnel would now get Rs20 lakh loans to build their houses apart from another Rs2.50 lakh from Pradhan Mantri Abas Yojana. “After service, the cops will not be deprived of a shelter of their own,” he said.

    Fadnavis said the police department needs to get smarter and tech-savvy to stay one step ahead of the criminals who are fast switching to modern techniques to beat the investigating agencies. “The CCTV cameras in city would now act as the third eye of the cops through which an e-challan can be sent to the doorstep of the violator even if there is no cop present on the road,” he said.

    DG Mathur, during speech, requested to increase the budgetary allocations from Rs350 crores to Rs1,000 for various schemes. ACS (Home) informed Nagpur police are set to get land in MIHAN for housing.










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