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    Plastic bag traders shut shop to escape action

    Proshun Chakraborty| TNN | Jun 27, 2018, 03:12 IST

    Nagpur: Nearly 20 shopkeepers at Itwari kept their shops closed on Tuesday, allegedly after being alerted about checks by civic inspectors for sale and use of plastic bags and other banned items. On the fourth day, Nagpur Municipal Corporation’s (NMC) special squad seized 145kg of banned plastic products, mainly plastic carry bags, and recovered Rs1.37 lakh fine from 33 traders across the city.

    A senior official from NMC’s health department (sanitation) said there are many wholesale dealers of banned plastic products at Itwari in Satranjipura zone of NMC. On Tuesday morning, special team of the zone office comprising zonal officer (health), sanitary inspectors and NDS decided to target only wholesale dealers of Itwari market, as the drive would curb supply of banned products across city markets.

    However, the team returned empty-handed as the dealers from this part of the city might have got a tip off that inspectors would be carrying out surprise checks and, hence, they kept their shops shut.

    However, Satranjipura zone has issued notices to 11 shops in Maskasath, Shahid Chowk, Jagnath Budhwari etc for keeping banned plastic products.

    Similarly, plastic products dealers from Nehru Nagar zone too shut their shops to evade action. However, in Hanuman Nagar, the squad raided a super bazaar and imposed a fine of Rs5,000 after they found many food grains packed in banned plastic carry bags.

    On day 4, Laxmi Nagar zone recovered Rs31,000 fine from eight dealers. Similarly, Dharampeth zone recovered Rs10,000 from two dealers, Hanuman Nagar Rs20,000 (five dealers), Dhantoli Rs35,500 (9 dealers), Gandhibagh Rs10,000 (two dealers) and Ashi Nagar Rs25,000 (five dealers).






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      Pipeline under new road: Show cause to NMC engineers over lack of coordination

      Proshun Chakraborty| TNN | Jun 27, 2018, 03:59 IST

      Nagpur: NMC standing committee chairman Virendra Kukreja on Monday asked the civic administration to issue a show cause notice to executive engineers of public works and water works departments Anirudh Chauganjkar and PS Rajgirhe for submitting a proposal to lay pipeline under a newly laid cement road in Jaripatka.

      Kukreja told media persons the action was taken following a proposal of water works department to lay a 300mm pipeline from Ginger Mall Square to Barakholi Square. As per the proposal, the cement road constructed under cement road phase-II project was laid over a water pipeline. Now, department wants to lay a new pipeline under the paver blocks and has submitted a proposal of Rs34.77 lakh for it.

      Kukreja expressed concern over lack of coordination between various departments and asked the civic administration to issue show cause notices. The standing committee, however, has passed the proposal, he said.

      The panel also gave nod to the proposal by e-governance department to appoint three consultants — one principal consultant, senior consultant and consultant. “As per state government directives, these consultants will have to be hired from six agencies: Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Grant Thornton, PwC, KPMG and Wipro,” said Kukreja.

      According to the standing panel chief, appointments of consultants will help the NMC to strengthen its e-governance system. However, the annual expenditure of the civic body will increase by Rs96.12 lakh per annum.

      “Department does not have enough staff and the employees are not properly trained in handling the software, so NMC has decided to seek outside help,” he said.

      Following objection raised by BSP corporator against a road contractor Rajdhani Infra Project about not having requisite hotmix plant, the standing panel chief has asked the technical engineer to inspect its plant and submit the report within seven days. Kukreja said if the firm has the requisite facility, it will be awarded work to asphalt seven roads with chief minister’s special fund for his South-West constituency. The panel gave nod to four other projects to be carried out with the special fund.







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        Dry spell delays sowing, reservoirs’ storage dips

        Ramu Bhagwat| TNN | Jun 27, 2018, 04:10 IST

        Nagpur: For the second consecutive year, reservoirs of major dams in eastern Vidarbha’s Nagpur division have been witnessing an alarmingly low level of storage. Monsoon did arrive on time this year, but a dry spell of over two weeks after the initial rains have hardly added to the water levels in dams.

        Sources in the agriculture department in Amravati and Nagpur divisions admitted that sowing operations were delayed as farmers were waiting for good rains.

        Official figures released by the water resources department on Monday showed that in 18 large dams in Nagpur division, the water level was at 12.52%. The first month of monsoon season is nearing its end.

        The only consolation was that the situation at this time last year was worse with water level much lower at 10%. The 18 large dams in this part of Vidarbha have a combined storing capacity of 2,964 million cube metres (MCM), but currently have only 371 MCM water. On the same day last year, the storage was much lower at 291 MCM.

        The storage reading on the same date in 2016 was 617 MCM, which was a new low compared to around 1,000 MCM in three preceding years. So, the relatively low storage levels of dams in the last three years in June’s last week indicate a major shift in monsoon pattern. Experts say it could be a direct fallout of climate change phenomenon.

        This year, the Met department has been careful in its warning and had also issued an advisory that farmers should start Kharif sowing only by June end after regular spell of rains. Most farmers in the region seem to have heeded the advice. But in the last one week, districts like Yavatmal in the cotton belt, which received scattered rainfall, saw sowing operations picking up.

        However, in Amravati division, except Yavatmal district where around 40-45% sowing was completed, less than 30% farmers took up sowing in the other four districts. They have preferred to wait and watch.

        In Nagpur division, sowing data of only Nagpur district was available on Tuesday. Only 36% sowing work was completed in the district, an official said.










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          NMC restrains Scania from taking away Green Buses

          Anjaya Anparthi| tnn | Jun 27, 2018, 04:14 IST THE GREEN BUS

          Nagpur: The Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) has decided not to allow Swedish bus maker Scania Commercial Vehicles India Private Limited to take back the ethanol-run green buses, whether registered or non-registered, till city MP and union minister Nitin Gadkaridecides on the termination notice served by the company. The civic body had stopped Scania from transporting away three of its unregistered Green Buses a couple of days ago.

          TOI had, on June 15, reported about Scania serving termination notice to the civic body and intimating its plan to withdraw 25 Green Buses from operations from midnight of August 12.

          Under Green City Bus Project, Scania was supposed to run 55 ethanol buses from March 1, 2017. However, Scania is operating only 25 buses, and remaining 30 buses are reportedly parked at Gondkhairi on the city’s outskirts. These 30 buses are unregistered.

          NMC sources told TOI Scania was all set to transport three Green Buses to some other place from Gondkhairi a couple of days ago. “NMC office bearers and officials came to know about the decision and held up the buses. Scania was planning to shift all 30 unregistered buses to some place in phased manner,” the sources said.

          One of the NMC office bearers said Gadkari will take a final decision. “NMC office bearers will meet Gadkari whenever he is in the city next. Gadkari is on foreign tour, so decision has been delayed. Further course of action will be decided only after a decision is taken in consultation with Gadkari,” he said.

          In reply to Scania’s termination notice, the NMC transport department has sent three letters to the Green Bus operator, stating that the decision to withdraw Green Buses from operations with effect from August 12 was unjustified. “We have pointed out to Scania in the first letter that it has to give 60 days notice for termination of agreement. Scania served notice on June 14 and intimated it will withdraw buses from August 12,” said an NMC official.

          The official added NMC assured to release pending dues of Scania without GST. “In second letter, we asked Scania to submit bills excluding GST. We have time and again intimated Scania that GST was not applicable to the project. Still, Scania has continued to raise bills with GST,” the official said.

          The city transport department’s third letter asked Scania to submit details of shares and other aspects of special purpose vehicle — SST Sustainable Transport Solutions India Private Ltd formed to operate Green Bus project. The department has raised the queries after a TOI report on June 17 said Scania did not give shares to its two partners — Pune-based Travel Time and Swedfund in the SPV.









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            Dry spell delays sowing, reservoirs’ storage dips

            Ramu Bhagwat| TNN | Updated: Jun 27, 2018, 15:38 IST

            NAGPUR : For the second consecutive year, reservoirs of major dams in eastern Vidarbha’s Nagpur division have been witnessing an alarmingly low level of storage. Monsoon did arrive on time this year, but a dry spell of over two weeks after the initial rains have hardly added to the water levels in dams.

            Sources in the agriculture department in Amravati and Nagpur divisions admitted that sowing operations were delayed as farmers were waiting for good rains.

            Official figures released by the water resources department on Monday showed that in 18 large dams in Nagpur division, the water level was at 12.52%. The first month of monsoon season is nearing its end.

            The only consolation was that the situation at this time last year was worse with water level much lower at 10%. The 18 large dams in this part of Vidarbha have a combined storing capacity of 2,964 million cube metres (MCM), but currently have only 371 MCM water. On the same day last year, the storage was much lower at 291 MCM.

            The storage reading on the same date in 2016 was 617 MCM, which was a new low compared to around 1,000 MCM in three preceding years. So, the relatively low storage levels of dams in the last three years in June’s last week indicate a major shift in monsoon pattern. Experts say it could be a direct fallout of climate change phenomenon.

            This year, the Met department has been careful in its warning and had also issued an advisory that farmers should start Kharif sowing only by June end after regular spell of rains. Most farmers in the region seem to have heeded the advice. But in the last one week, districts like Yavatmal in the cotton belt, which received scattered rainfall, saw sowing operations picking up.

            However, in Amravati division, except Yavatmal district where around 40-45% sowing was completed, less than 30% farmers took up sowing in the other four districts. They have preferred to wait and watch.

            In Nagpur division, sowing data of only Nagpur district was available on Tuesday. Only 36% sowing work was completed in the district, an official said.








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              VIDC missed irri deadlines, NGO complains to HC

              Vaibhav Ganjapure| TNN | Jun 28, 2018, 04:10 IST Farmers hit hard

              Nagpur: An NGO has moved Nagpur bench of Bombay high court accusing the Vidarbha Irrigation Development Corporation (VIDC) of failure to complete about 45 irrigation projects within deadline in the region, thus depriving over 30 lakh farmers of facilities.

              A division bench comprising justices Bhushan Dharmadhikari and Zaka Haq on Wednesday, issued noticed to respondents, including Union Urban development Department (UDD) secretary, asking them to reply within four weeks. Secretaries of state’s UDD, General Administrative Department (GAD), Forest Department and Irrigation Department, besides VIDC’s executive officer here, are made other respondents in the PIL (No 82/2018).

              Petitioner — Loknayak Bapuji Ane Smarak Samiti (LBASS) — through counsel Bharti Dabhadkar — cited its old PIL (No 83/2012) in irrigation scam regarding incomplete irrigation projects that led to spate of farmers suicides in Vidarbha, over the years. The HC had disposed of the plea on December 12, 2014, after the VIDC assured to complete all projects within new deadline. It was granted liberty to approach again.

              The petitioner pointed out that it was a part of ‘Sinchan Shodh Yatra’ along with social workers where they visited about 16 out of 45 projects and found them incomplete, even after new deadline. According to it, not even 10% work is completed in all these projects. The NGO blamed VIDC for failure to complete even a single project in Vidarbha, which would have brought over 10 lakh hectare under the irrigation and saved poor farmers from taking extreme steps due to crop failure and mounting debts.

              LBASS further stated that in some cases the dams were completed, but failure of VIDC to construct canals, sub-canals and distributaries led to water not reaching the farmers. The insufficient facilities have also resulted in huge economic losses for the farmers, with them losing crores every year and over four lakh people being denied employment opportunities.

              The petitioner discovered that around 53 of the projects are forest affected, and are awaiting clearance from the union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climactic Change (MOEFCC), which led to huge escalation in costs.

              (With inputs from Ritika Gupta)









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                NMC to launch pay and park on 25 roads soon

                Anjaya Anparthi| TNN | Jun 28, 2018, 04:11 IST

                Nagpur: To ease traffic congestion and promote urban transport, the Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) has identified 53 roads to implement pay and park. In phase-I, pay and park will start on 24 roads, and at the Smart Parking Project developed on Central Bazaar (CB) Road.

                Pay and park is part of the parking policy implemented by the civic body last year. NMC had appointed Urban Mass Transit Company Limited (UMTC) to prepare a detailed project report (DPR). Accordingly, UMTC submitted the DPR to NMC, and a detailed presentation was made before the committee headed by divisional commissioner Anup Kumar a couple of days ago.

                NMC officials told TOI tendering process will be initiated now to appoint private agencies to run the pay and park on 24 roads. “Tendering process for remaining 29 roads will be undertaken later,” said the source.

                Started on pilot basis, NMC had received a good response for pay and park at four locations — Wardha Road between Panchsheel Square and Lokmat Square, in front of Yashwant Stadium, and between Panchsheel Square and Yashwant Stadium.

                Pay and park will not be implemented on the entire stretch of the identified roads. Areas at the starting and ending of the roads will be no parking, as also areas on tangents and squares.

                Under the Rs520 crore Smart and Safe City project, special purpose vehicle Nagpur Smart and Sustainable City Development Corporation Limited (NSSCDCL) through L&T had developed Smart Parking on one side of CB Road, between Jai Kalpana Building T-point and Kachipura Square. Tendering process of Smart Parking will be initiated along with the 24 roads. Total 85 car parking slots are available on this stretch of around 500 meter. It will be fully automated, as it will be equipped with embedded sensors.

                The pay and park charges for 24 roads and Smart Parking will be different. For other areas, pay and park charges for two-wheeler will be Rs5 for 2 hours and Rs10 for up to 8 hours; Rs10 for 2 hours and Rs20 for up to 8 hours for four-wheelers; Rs2 for 2 hours and Rs5 for up to 8 hours for bicycles; and Rs5 for 2 hours and Rs10 for up to 8 hours for three and five-wheeler commercial vehicles.

                For Smart Parking, where only four-wheelers can be parked, the charges will be Rs10 per hour and reduce as the hours increase. Charges will be Rs50 for six hours and Rs70 for eight hours.








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                  First traffic jams, now potholes: Driving a deadly test for citizens

                  Proshun Chakraborty| TNN | Jun 28, 2018, 04:15 IST

                  Nagpur: Already grappling with traffic jams due to ongoing Metro Rail, cement concrete roads and flyover works, motorists will now also have to face the recurring problem of potholes dotting roads across the city, including highways.

                  NMC’s hotmix department claims that it has repaired potholes and carried out patch works at 1,594 spots from April 1 to June 23, and 1,863 patch works with Jetpatcher machine from January 1 to June 23. However, according to citizens and corporators, city roads are yet to be rid of potholes. With monsoon showing signs of revival, citizens will have to face lot of inconvenience if the repair works are not completed soon.

                  TOI did a reality check on Tuesday and spotted ‘death traps’ across the city. While some potholes formed on Kalamna Ring Road and Pardi Road (Bhandara highway) can be attributed to poor maintenance by National Highways Authority of India, several others have not been filled by the NMC for months.

                  Ramesh Bhalerao, a resident of Zingabai Takli, said potholes on the turning near Rashtrasant Tukdoji Society are a threat to motorists. “Every day many motorists meet with accidents after losing balance due to at least five potholes one after another,” he said.

                  “Many motorists have sustained injuries on the leg after falling from their two-wheelers due to potholes. Luckily, no body has received any serious injuries till date but NMC officials have failed to repair potholes,” said another motorist Gajanan.

                  Independent corporator Abha Pande pointed out that potholes have become a menace for residents of central and east Nagpur. “There are several potholes on the road from Kumbharpura Square to Khairipura that need immediate repairs. Potholes on Craddack Road passing through Maskasath are causing a lot of inconvenience to motorists,” she said.

                  NCP corporator Duneshwar Pethe said potholes have developed on several roads in east Nagpur areas like Wardhaman Nagar, Deshpande Layout, Vaishno Devi etc.

                  “Due to violation of terms and conditions regarding maintenance of roads in Sadar where construction of Y-shaped flyover is going on, the road from Nelson Square to Raj Bhandar T-point is dotted with many death traps. Roads along Metro Rail sites too are in a sorry state,” said a traffic cop.

                  The shoddy repair work by the NMC is making matters worse. “Now, bumps have replaced craters and potholes as the pits have been overfilled. Motorists drive dangerously in a zig-zag manner to avoid these bumps,” said Rahul Deshpande, a resident of Pande Layout.

                  Terming the pothole repair works a “complete joke”, another citizen Ashok Jogdand said, “Despite spending crore of rupees on pothole filling every year, the NMC or any other civic agency has failed to do the work properly,” he said, demanding a standard operating procedure for pothole repairs at ward level.

                  Mayor Nanda Jichkar said she will be convening a review meeting over potholes and claimed that NMC’s hotmix department is already doing patchwork.








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                    Social worker moves HC against railway line expansion in MTR

                    Vaibhav Ganjapure| TNN | Jun 28, 2018, 04:17 IST

                    Nagpur: Three days after TOI published report on adverse effects of proposed broad gauge conversion of Khandwa to Akola railway line through lush green Melghat Tiger Reserve (MTR), a social worker knocked judiciary’s praying for staying the project.

                    A division bench comprising justices Bhushan Dharmadhikari and Zaka Haq issued notices to the respondents, including Union Ministry for Environment, forest and Climate change (MOEFCC), asking them to reply within two weeks. Union Railway Ministry secretary, South Central Railway’s general manager, and state revenue secretary are other respondents in the PIL, filed by city resident Pramod Junghare through counsel Ashwin Ingole.

                    Citing a report by National Tiger Conservation Authority’s (NTCA) working group submitted in January, TOI had reported that the railway route shouldn’t be moved from the MTR and alternative one should be explored.

                    The report mentioned that railways wasn’t keen to construct an alternate route as it was longer by 29.37km and it had to lay a 6.65km single tunnel near Kunverdev village, which will cost Rs556 crore. It further questioned railways stating that when it could dig tunnels in most difficult Pir Panjal (J&K) range and Konkan, why it was reluctant in MTR’s case, considering the threats to wild animals habitat.

                    The report was bypassed by highways minister Nitin Gadkari and railway minister Piyush Goyal to upgrade line based on an favourable opinion from the Attorney General of India (AGI).

                    The petitioner contended that MTR provides crucial connectivity with other tiger habitats and if the broad gauge conversation is allowed through buffer zone, it will risk the animals, including tigers being run over by trains. There is also chance that poachers may use the railway line to hunt the animals like happened in Dhakna tiger poaching case in 2013. Therefore, one of the respondents had proposed an alternate route by-passing the reserve.

                    Junghare further pointed out that railway line expansion, which would passed through buffer zone, would be violation of the Forest Conservation Act and Wild Life Protection Act and therefore, it should be declared as illegal.







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                      Coal conveyor belts soon for Koradi, Khaparkheda plants

                      Ashish Roy| tnn | Jun 28, 2018, 05:02 IST
                      Nagpur: Faced with complaints of air pollution and theft on a large scale, Mahagenco has decided to transport coal by conveyor belt from nearby Western Coalfields Limited (WCL) mines. The pilot project is being implemented for Koradi and Khaparkheda power plants. Work order for it has been issued and bhoomipujan is expected to be held soon.

                      Anand Deotare, chief engineer (civil), said that five mines close to the two power plants — Kamptee, Indar, Gondegaon, Bhanegaon and Singhoti — would be connected with them by a pipe conveyor belt. “This would stop air pollution and theft and do away with the need for human resources in coal transport process. It will lead to saving of crores of Rupees for the company,” he told TOI.

                      The cost of the project is Rs422 crores and the total length of the belt is 16.5km. “The belt will be 6 metre above the ground and supported by concrete pillars. It will look like a small Metro,” Deotare said.

                      Chief engineer (mechanical) Rajesh Patil said that the transport capacity of the belt would be 1,200 tonnes per hour. “The design is being made by the company appointed to execute the project. The specifications of the belt would be known soon,” he added.

                      Patil further said that while such belts existed in a few other power plants in the country, Mahagenco was the first generation company to link five mines with two power plants. “It is happening on a large scale for the first time,” he added.

                      The work order was issued last month and the project is to be completed in two years. “However, WCL is yet to provide us land needed for erecting the pillars of the belt. We hope to get it soon,” said Patil.

                      WCL has not been able to supply the required amount of coal to Mahagenco plants due to various constraints. The mining company has stressed on increased use of non-railway modes for increasing the supply. The conveyor belt is one of the means to achieve this objective. This is however, feasible for only those mines that are located near the plant. Four plants of Mahagenco — Nasik, Paras, Parli and Bhusawal — are far away from mines and belts can’t be installed for them.










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