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    Flyover builder booked for damaging water pipeline

    tnn | Apr 24, 2018, 05:36 IST
    Nagpur: Thousands of residents in Mangalwari zone received limited water on Monday after a pipeline was damaged by private firm KCC Buildcon Pvt Ltd, which is engaged in constructing the Y-shaped flyover.

    The private firm damaged the underground pipeline near Governor’s House in Sadar early on Monday morning, resulting in emergency shutdown and no water supply in many areas. This was not the first time the private firm had damaged the water pipeline. On January 27, the firm had damaged an underground pipeline near Achhraj Towers Square, Sadar.

    NMC records show KCC Buildcon Pvt Ltd had damaged NMC-OCW pipelines of 150mm to 300mm diameter at various locations 28 times on different days. Due to such damage almost 25 million litres potable water was wasted, sources in NMC’s water works department said.

    After Monday’s incident, OCW lodged an FIR against KCC Ltd at Sadar police station under section 427 of IPC for damaging the pipeline.

    In last some days, cases of receiving muddy water are also occurring from these areas, head of Mangalwari zone informed.









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      NMC to start razing shops from today

      tnn | Apr 24, 2018, 05:37 IST
      Nagpur: The Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) is set to start demolition of 157 shops on Kelibagh Road in Mahal for widening the 1.5km road patch.

      Additional municipal commissioner Ravindra Kumbhare said the civic body will start razing the structures from April 24.

      NMC is widening the existing 15m road passing from Central Avenue, Badkas Chowk, Kotwali Police Station Chowk to CP and Berar Chowk, to 24 metres. According to a survey carried out by NMC, around 1455.82 sq m land will be required for widening the road patch.

      “All hurdles in widening of Kelibagh Road were cleared after the Supreme Court recently rejected three special leave petitions filed by the shopkeepers,” he said.

      The petitioners had challenged Nagpur bench of Bombay high court’s orders of October 18, 2016, rejecting their four pleas for stopping road widening work. The petitioners had challenged the state government’s notification of November 12, 2014, under MRTP Act, 1966, that allowed NMC to widen the road from 15 to 24m, with a view to reduce congestion.

      Meanwhile, the anti-encroachment squad of NMC led by assistant municipal commissioner Ashok Patil razed 13 illegal structures constructed alongside the compound wall of Indira Gandhi Government Medical College and Hospital. Following resistance from the encroachers, NMC carried out the drive with the help of police.










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        Three years on, property taxpayers in Nagpur yet to get base rate's refund

        NMC had launched base rate system to replace rent chart in 2010-11, without obtaining required permissionsAnjaya Anparthi | TNN | April 24, 2018, 15:00 IST

        NAGPUR: Three years on, property taxpayers are yet to get the refund owed to them after Nagpur Municipal Corporation’s (NMC) brief experiment with the base rate system. NMC’s property tax department is violating a decision by the general body to refund excess tax recovered under the base rate system.

        NMC had launched base rate system to replace rent chart in 2010-11, without obtaining required permissions. Property tax of around 1.50 lakh properties was revised to base rate for three years — 2008-09 to 2010-11. The taxpayers had to pay 3-5 times more for 2010-11 under the system, and also the difference amount for two years — 2008-09 and 2009-10.

        The state government imposed a stay on base rate and directed NMC to continue with rent chart in 2011-12. The government totally abolished the base rate, and suggested NMC should introduce ready reckoner based system.

        Accordingly, NMC general body passed a resolution in 2015 directing the property tax department to refund excess tax collected from around 1.50 lakh taxpayers. The department was supposed to adjust the excess amount in next financial years’ property tax.

        It has come to fore that the department did not adjust the excess tax in next financial years’ tax for many of the 1.50 lakh taxpayers. A resident of Cosmos Town, Jaitala Road, lodged a complaint with NMC Laxmi Nagar Zone, demanding adjustment of the excess amount towards tax of 2017-18, 2018-19 and next fiscal.

        He was supposed to get refund of Rs 6,201. His tax was Rs 934 and department had recovered Rs 7,135 under base rate system. The department was supposed to adjust the excess amount with tax of six fiscals beginning 2015-16.

        NMC sources told TOI the same has happened with many of the 1.50 lakh taxpayers. “The department was supposed to adjust the excess amount automatically. But the department extended the benefit to only select taxpayers,” sources said.

        Ruling party leader Sandip Joshi told TOI it was very unfortunate to learn about the department’s negligence. He assured to look into the case.

        Leader of opposition Tanaji Wanve said NMC was interested only in looting people and not extending them benefits and relief. “NMC is ready to hike taxes but never interested in paying refund to citizens,” he said.

        Congress corporator Praful Gudadhe said BJP-led ruling party has miserably failed to ensure implementation of general body decisions. “A BJP corporators made a statement in general body that mayor Nanda Jichkar had no control over the administration. There are many such decisions that were not implemented,” he said.

        An official from the property tax department said it seems to be a lapse on the part of staffers sitting at the zone-level. “Directives were given to zone offices to adjust the excess amount. I will verify all the cases,” he said.

        This is the second such case in last three years. TOI had, on March 28, highlighted that the department did not adjust excess amount collected under ready reckoner-rent chart tax system despite the general body’s decision.










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          Kelibagh Road widening work hits a roadblock again

          Proshun Chakraborty| tnn | Apr 25, 2018, 05:15 IST

          Nagpur: Traffic snarls on Kelibagh Road will continue even after the Supreme Court’s rejection of three special leave petitions filed by over 200 shopkeepers against road widening from existing 15m to 24m.

          The Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) is yet to decide on the compensation for shopkeepers affected due to the work. Confirming this, a senior NMC officer told TOI that to begin with, the civic body has decided to raze its six properties including the Gandhibagh zone premises.

          He said the NMC could not start demolishing private properties as it is yet to finalize the compensation part for the affected people.

          This road is the lifeline of Central Nagpur and connects with South Nagpur and Bhandara Road. Besides, the main market of Mahal is situated on both sides of the road. Due to its narrow width, this patch has become infamous for frequent congestion.

          Former mayor Pravin Datke, who is a corporator from the area, too has been pursuing the proposal since 2007.

          The general body had approved widening of Kelibagh Road from Central Avenue and passing through Badkas Square, Kotwali police station and ending at CP and Berar College, on March 29, 2008.

          Following a request from NMC, the Maharashtra government issued a notification only on November 12, 2014, under MRTP Act, 1966, allowing it to widen the road from 15 to 24m, with a view to reduce congestion.

          A private agency has demarcated the road. As per the agency report, NMC will acquire around 1455.82 sq m land for widening the 1.5km patch. Apart from individual property owners, many affected portions of the land are owned by NMC, state government and Matru Seva Sangh Hospital.

          Besides, a portion of a mosque and a temple will also be razed. NMC has also received a no-objection certificate from the hospital for demolition.

          Though NMC has already issued demolition notices to 157 shopkeepers, it has to provide compensation to the affected people. NMC has started interacting with them. “We will offer either TDR or FSI as compensation to the land owners,” the officer said.

          “To begin with, we have decided to start demolition of our properties,” said the officer. A direction in this regard has already been issued to the enforcement department led by assistant municipal commissioner Ashok Patil.

          Meanwhile, district collector Ashwin Mudgal, who is also holding additional charge as municipal commissioner, additional municipal commissioner Ravindra Kumbhare, along with senior civic officials and Nazul department accompanied by Datke on Tuesday visited the road. Later, Mudgal directed to speed up the demolition work.









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            All slum dwellers to get pattas in a year: CM

            Ashish Roy| TNN | Apr 30, 2018, 02:45 IST
            CM Fadnavis made the announcement at NIT’s ownership document distribution function for residents of slums

            Nagpur: With parliamentary elections a year away, the BJP leaders have swung into an election mode. They are busy pleasing slum dwellers, who form a large chunk of voters in the city.

            Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and union transport minister Nitin Gadkari are wooing the slum dwellers by distributing them pattas (ownership documents). They had announced this before the Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) elections in February 2017. Since then, the Nagpur Improvemen Trust (NIT) has conducted surveys on its lands where slums have cropped up. Those having proof of residency prior to the year 2000 are being given pattas.

            Fadnavis, on Sunday, announced that all slum dwellers of the city would get pattas (ownership documents) within a year. “Our decision will benefit one lakh families of Nagpur,” he said while addressing NIT’s ownership document distribution function for residents of Kasturba Nagar and Indira Nagar slums.

            He further said that all the slum dwellers living on NIT land would get pattas within four months. “This will be followed by documents for those living on Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) and nazul lands,” he added.

            The CM said that as per survey done by NIT, 428 houses have been given registration number in Indira Nagar. “Of these, 69 houses are on land reserved for playground, 97 houses are located in another khasra and 262 houses are eligible for pattas,” he added.

            In Kasturba Nagar, 100 houses have been given registration number. “We have received 11 applications while 89 slum dwellers have submitted the necessary documents. In this area, 48 houses are eligible for pattas. The remaining 48 residents have not submitted proof of pre-2000 residence. When they submit the same they will become eligible for pattas,” the CM further said.

            Praising the BJP government, Fadnavis said that the Congress-NCP government had only given assurance about pattas before every election. “We have actually delivered on the promise. We believe in upliftment of all sections of society. Poor people should get their rights,” he added.

            Gadkari said that slum dwellers of north Nagpur had been demanding pattas since years but in vain. “CM Fadnavis has fulfilled their dream by issuing the necessary order. Soon all slum dwellers of Nagpur would become legal owners of their houses,” he added.

            Nagpur North MLA Dr Milind Mane said that the area had been neglected by the government for years. “It is for the first time that a government is doing something for the residents. I thank Fadnavis for this,” he added.





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              60 senior citizens felicitated for development of Old Subhedar Layout

              TNN | Updated: May 1, 2018, 14:07 IST Students of the academy presented various spiritual and classical songs during the programme held on Sunday

              NAGPUR: Nagrik Samiti, Old Subhedar Layout Extension, and Sargam Sangeet Academy jointly organized a musical festival on Marathi songs with the theme ‘Sargam Maharashtrachi’ at the samiti’s ground on Sunday. Around 60 senior citizens were also felicitated on the occasion for their contribution towards the development of the Old Subhedar Layout Society in the presence of chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, union minister Nitin Gadkari and mayor Nanda Jichkar.

              Keeping in mind the Maharashtra Day on May 1, the event was held to celebrate the rich culture and tradition of the region. The students of the academy started the show with Shiv Mahima followed by some soul stirring and spiritual classical songs and mesmerized hundreds of attendees with their vocal skills.

              The senior citizens who have been living in the area for more than three decades now, have put in efforts to create an educational, spiritual and cultural atmosphere with prime motto of healthy community building.

              Gadkari appreciated their perseverance and said that they have set a benchmark for other societies of city. He said that he will support the nagrik samiti if they bring about transformations benefiting residents of all age groups.

              Ramtek MP Krupal Tumane, who stays in the same locality, was an integral part of the function and to the delight of the samiti members he guaranteed funds for developmental projects.

              Lawyer Atul Pathak, a member of the samiti, said, “The samiti plans to start green parks, walking tracks and green gym in the ground.”






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                NMC gets Rs 18crore for revival of Sonegaon lake

                Ashish Roy| TNN | Updated: May 1, 2018, 14:30 IST


                NAGPUR: The state urban development has sanctioned Rs 18.25 crore for rejuvenation and beautification of Sonegaon lake. Nagpur Municipal Corporation(NMC), which had submitted a detailed project report (DPR) to the government, will execute the project.

                Besides rejuvenation, the project includes developing a children’s park and food court on the bank of the lake, a pathway around the lake and planting trees.

                NMC junior engineer Sandip Lokhande said that recharge shafts (sort of borewells) would be dug inside the bed of the lake to charge it with groundwater. “This solution was given to us by Chetan Gajbhiye, retired deputy director of Groundwater Survey and Development Agency (GSDA). He is an expert in the field of water conservation and rejuvenation of water bodies and is famous for Chetan bandharas,” he said.

                NMC will also desilt the lake as part of the rejuvenation process. “We have already obtained success by doing this last year. It is April end but the lake still has water. Earlier, it used to go dry in January or February,” said Lokhande.

                A children’s park would be developed on the north side of the lake. It would come up near Pragati Society. A pathway for walkers would be constructed all around the lake.

                The existing boundary wall of the lake would be repaired to stop seepage. “The wall would also be constructed in the remaining part of the lake boundary. This will help in conserving the lake and prevent water from overflowing into the adjoining area during heavy rains. It will be constructed of black stone,” said the JE.

                As part of beautification, a large number of trees would be planted around the lake. Landscaping and installation of electric lights on the banks are also on the anvil.

                Sandip Joshi, NMC ruling party leader, said that the lake would become a tourist spot. “It will be a big draw for not only the people living nearby. People from other parts of the city would also visit it,” he said. Joshi was instrumental in desilting the lake with public participation last year. It has yielded rich dividends.

                Funds were sanctioned for the lake in principle in July 2017. The project got final clearance in April. NMC had earlier sanctioned Rs 3.25 crore for rejuvenation of the lake.











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                  Nagpur most polluted city in Maha, 17th in country, says WHO

                  Manka Behl| TNN | May 3, 2018, 03:45 IST
                  Nagpur: Air quality in at least six cities of the state is almost as four-to-eight times worse than the standards set by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Its air pollution database reveals that after Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra is on the verge of becoming one of the country’s most polluted states.

                  Out of the 32 cities of India which were highlighted in the WHO’s data for the year 2016 released on Wednesday, six are from Maharashtra. Nagpur, which as per WHO is the most polluted city of the state, is ranked 24th globally and 17th out of 32 in the country.

                  Nagpur is closely followed by Chandrapur which is the 62nd most-polluted city in the world and 17th in the country. Next in line is Mumbai which is ranked 63rd and 18th, globally and nationally, respectively.

                  After the state’s capital are Pune, Navi Mumbai and Solapur. The WHO’s database is based on the annual average of particulate matter 10 and 2.5. All the six cities of the state recorded PM levels which were dangerously more than the permissible limit set by WHO.

                  The organization’s permissible levels for PM2.5 in the air (annual) is 10 micrograms per cubic metre (mpcm). However, they were worst found in Nagpur with 84 mpcm — over eight times more than WHO’s permissible limit. Mumbai and Chandrapur both recorded PM2.5 levels at 64 mpcm — more than six times of the permissible limit.

                  PM2.5 are particulate matter less than 2.5 microns in size and, when inhaled, they can enter deep into the lungs and bloodstream casing serious health ailments.

                  WHO’s permissible limit (annual) for PM10, which are particulate matters with diameter of 10 micrometers and less, is 20 mpcm. All six cities are far from meeting this standard too. With 109 mpcm, Chandrapur’s PM10 levels were over five times more than the safe limit.

                  Earlier, the ‘Airpocalypse’ report released by environmental group Greenpeace India in January, had given a wake-up call to Maharashtra “before it becomes another Delhi”. According to the report, 67 lakh children (below 5 years) are living in polluted districts across the state. Moreover, none of the 24 monitored cities of the state are complying to PM10 annual prescribed standards.

                  Sunil Dahiya, senior campaigner at Greenpeace India, said that Maharashtra is the second most polluted state in India after Uttar Pradesh. “The problem is not just limited to Delhi or other Northern cities. Air pollution in Maharashtra is only increasing,” he said.

                  He also pointed out that Patna, Muzzafarpur and Gaya, which are among the highly polluted cities as per WHO, do not find a place in the National Clean Air Programme.

                  Meanwhile, the Union environment ministry issued a release on Wednesday evening stating that measures are being taken to curb air pollution. “Action plans for 61 cities have already been received and concerned states have been requested to steer implementation of action plans in these cities,” it said.











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                    Nagpur: Armors Township builder gets extension to pay Rs 10 lakh to HC

                    This is the second time the builder has asked for an extension to pay the expenses of the panel constituted to suggest solutions to prevent fatal accidents due to high-tension (HT) linesVaibhav Ganjapure | TNN | May 03, 2018, 12:00 IST

                    NAGPUR: After Armors Township builder Anand Khobragade expressed inability to pay Rs10 lakh for expenditure towards the special panel citing “extreme financial crunch”, the Nagpur bench of Bombay high court on Wednesday granted him time till May 30 to complete the formalities. This is the second time the builder has asked for an extension to pay the expenses of the panel constituted to suggest solutions to prevent fatal accidents due to high-tension (HT) lines. He was earlier granted time till April 30.

                    Khobragade filed an application in this regard during the hearing of a suo motu PIL based on TOI reports on the deaths of 11-year-old twins Priyansh and Piyush Dhar, and five-year old Umesh Pande, due to electrocution from HT wires in June last year. The case was listed before a division bench comprising justices Bhushan Dharmadhikari and Arun Upadhye, which had appointed Shreerang Bhandarkar as amicus curiae.

                    On February 21, the HC had directed the builder to deposit Rs10 lakh towards compensation to both deceased children’s families. The judges, however, made it clear that this deposit would not affect his rights and contentions. “If such deposit is made, we grant him leave to move for regularization or release of attachment of his properties,” they had clarified. In his application, Khobragade informed that he had deposited Rs 5 lakh each for the bereaved families through postdated cheques on March 20 and 30, which were encashed. However, he couldn’t deposit Rs 10 lakh for the special committee due to financial constraints. He, however, submitted a postdated cheque of Rs 10 lakh in the name of HC registrar, assuring that he would be able to make finances available by May 30. Earlier too he had made an appeal to de-freeze his properties and bank accounts, stating that he was facing financial crunch.

                    Along with Khobragade, NMC, NIT, MSEDCL, and Spanco were also told to deposit Rs10 lakh each with the HC’s registry, as an interim measure, along with the compensation amount.

                    In the last hearing, the HC relaxed stringent restrictions imposed on MSEDCL and Spanco from issuing power connections to residents lacking occupancy or completion certificates. The court also accepted pursis filed by the amicus curiae, who requested the court to ease the stringent conditions, which were causing several problems to common citizens.

                    Earlier, the state government informed that it had granted a bungalow in Ravi Bhavan to the court-appointed panel to resolve the issues pertaining to HT lines. It would be available till June 15. Before adjourning the plea, the judges directed NMC, NIT, MSEDCL, and Spanco to depute their assistant engineers to assist the panel members.











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                      Metro link to be up to Dattawadi; Wadi bypassed

                      Ashish Roy| TNN | May 5, 2018, 03:18 IST
                      Nagpur: MahaMetro’s consultant for Nagpur Metro phase II Rites has suggested that Dattawadi and not Wadi should be connected with Metro network.

                      Initially, Rites had suggested Wadi area be connected with Vasudeo Nagar station on Sitabuldi-Hingna stretch. However, this involved acquiring land belonging to Ordnance Factory Ambajhari (OFAJ). The factory officials were extremely reluctant to part with their land. They suggested the Metro viaduct should pass through their colony.

                      “The road inside the OFAJ Colony is not very wide and constructing a viaduct would have been difficult. Rites therefore decided to drop the Wadi option. The viaduct for connecting Dattawadi with Vasudeo Nagar will be constructed over Inner Ring Road. We will be able to provide connectivity to people working in the commercial establishments on this road. Moreover, Rites has found out that Dattawadi’s commuter population is more than Wadi,” MahaMetro managing director Brijesh Dixit told the media on Saturday.

                      On the detailed project report (DPR) for Phase-II, Dixit said, “It is complete and will be submitted to us within a few days. We will then submit it to state government. The state after approving it will send it to the Centre.”

                      On Metro service to nearby towns, he said, “The Ministry of Railways has agreed to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with us. We will seek funding for buying coaches after MoU is signed. We will ask Railways to run the trains for us. They will have three coaches, which will be air-conditioned and of international standards. The trains will run at a speed of 120 kilometres per hour. Nagpur will get connectivity with Bhandara Road, Wardha, Ramtek and Katol.”

                      On Lokmanya Nagar (Hingna) to Subhash Nagar stretch, Dixit said it would be complete in the second half of the year. “The Sitabuldi-Mihan stretch will be ready in another six to eight months. We will then begin commercial operations,” he added.

                      The MD said that Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) had asked MahaMetro to prepare DPR of Thane Metro. “It will be ready in another five or six months. The length of network is 30 km,” he added.










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