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    Look beyond tiger-centric ecotourism, say researchers

    Vijay Pinjarkar| tnn | Jun 28, 2018, 05:25 IST

    Nagpur: A new study on ecotourism has called for it to be expanded in outlook and made less tiger-centric. “While wildlife tourism in India relies mostly on tigers and a few other charismatic fauna, there is a need to explore potential around other less known wildlife sanctuaries and nature reserves. Studies need to focus on identification of means to transition from tiger-centric tourism to ecotourism,” the study titled ‘Trends and pathways for ecotourism research in India’ states.

    Researchers Mahi Puri and Brijesh Thapa from University of Florida and Krithi K Karanth from Centre for Wildlife Studies (CWS), Bengaluru, reveal India has seen remarkable growth in nature-based tourism. “However, the current approach has had limited benefits to conservation, protected areas and local communities,” they say. Parks that have more than 1 lakh visitors annually including Kanha, Periyar, Tadoba, Corbett, Mudumalai, Bandipur, Kaziranga, Ranthambore and some with less than 1 lakh visitors were part of the study.

    The authors analyzed and reviewed 30 peer-reviewed studies on ecotourism published since 2005. Studies were categorized into three broad themes — those that assessed the potential for ecotourism at specific sites, examined impacts of the existing tourism model, and those that evaluated ongoing ecotourism initiatives. They also identified prominent reasons to adopt ecotourism, evaluated whether principles of ecotourism had been incorporated in scientific research, and identified gaps in research.

    Puri, lead author of the study, says, “India is endowed with some of the most diverse landscapes and biodiversity in the world. However, compared to South Africa, Kenya and Costa Rica, India is not recognized as an ecotourism destination, and therefore misses out on a large share of international tourism.”

    Puri adds for India to gain a foothold in the global market, a huge shift towards responsible tourism models is required. Scientific research can provide the necessary impetus for policy legislation, consumer awareness, and avenues for financial investment. “Our study is a step towards identifying existing gaps in ecotourism research in India,” she says.

    On doing away with tiger-centric tourism, Puri says, “People need to be provided with more options in terms of things to do. This means diversifying tourism itself. Currently, when tourists visit a tiger reserve, the only activity they can have is a safari. Periyar is an interesting example where people have many more activities in the buffer areas. Diversifying tourism would help employ more people from the local communities and provide greater opportunities for their capacity building,”.

    Based on existing studies, the researchers conducted quantitative and qualitative thematic analyses along with reviews of ecotourism research in India to classify broad themes, categorize prominent reasons to adopt ecotourism, evaluate whether principles of ecotourism have been incorporated in research and identify gaps in research.

    “We found conservation of biodiversity and local socio-economic development to be the primary motivations for ecotourism. In addition, existing research is not comprehensive, nor does it equally address all the principles of ecotourism,” says Karanth.

    Another author Thapa says while ecotourism is recognized as a win-win solution for conservation and development goals, issues related to implementation are rarely addressed in research studies.

    “Emphasis needs to be generated on public-private partnerships (PPP) to ensure financing of ecotourism projects, and address aspects related to certification and auditing of ecotourism practices. In this context, research needs to explore different market strategies such as tax subsidies, payment for ecosystem services etc that could incentivize private funding,” says Thapa.

    There are major gaps in research regarding impact on wildlife in terms of habitat use, populations and behaviour; research to quantify changes in land use pattern, habitat degradation, connectivity and resource consumption; research to ensure equitable distribution of economic benefits; social and ecological carrying capacities of sites, Puri says.


    * Wildlife monitoring and conservation, human-wildlife interaction, and socio-economic considerations in implementation of projects largely understudied

    * Studies that monitor changes in wildlife habitat use and distribution, populations and behaviour due to increased tourism pressure needed

    * In certain areas, due to increased interaction with humans or due to unnatural feeding, behavioural changes in animals should be documented

    * Ensure that tourism does not become an extractive industry, and supports conservation

    * From wildlife ecology perspective, questions on impediments to animal movement and landscape scale connectivity due to construction need to be addressed

    * Evaluation of water extraction, use of wood, waste disposal, and pollution needed

    * Prior to proposing ecotourism site’s social and ecological carrying capacity should be calculated

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      CM has assured relaxation of plastic ban, claims CAMIT chief

      Proshun Chakraborty| tnn | Jun 28, 2018, 05:28 IST

      Nagpur: Chamber of Associations of Maharashtra Industry and Trade (CAMIT) will be convening a meeting in Mumbai on June 30 to decide future course of action against the plastic products ban.

      On June 25, a delegation of CAMIT led by its state president Dipen Agrawal met chief minister Devendra Fadnavis in Mumbai and informed him that nearly 2,500 members of the association were left with no option but to shut shop following government’s ban on plastic products. The association termed the ban “discriminatory.”

      He pleaded with the chief minister for a three months postponement of implementation of ban. The CM assured the delegation to consider the plight of citizens, trade and industries of Maharashtra with open mind and told them to expect a three-month postponement on blanket plastic ban in three days.

      Agrawal was confident the state government’s notification about relaxation will be issued in a day or two. “Since the ban was implemented, authorities have been targeting small shopkeepers and traders. Kirana owners, jewellery shops, general stores, gift shops, everyone is living under fear of raids and harassment. They are creating terror and panic among small shopkeepers,” he told the CM

      They also pointed out the hardships being faced by common people, traders and manufacturers due to bringing the ban during ongoing rainy season. “Plastic is the most viable and durable option used worldwide for packaging and carrying. Solution for pollution problem lies in proper disposal as there is no practical alternative to plastic,” Agrawal said.

      According to him, the ban was just covering up the failure of municipal corporations. “Ensuring garbage is properly segregated and recycled is the responsibility of civic bodies. Cleaning up garbage bins on roads is also their duty. They are failing to do so, leading to so-called ‘plastic pollution,” he alleged.

      CAMIT expressed gratitude towards the CM for his assurance of postponement of plastic ban for three months.

      8 fined for keeping banned plastic products

      Nagpur: With the news of widespread action against selling or keeping plastic products ban in the city limits, shopkeepers have started keeping their shops shut. It was evident in Nagpur Municipal Corporation’s action on Wednesday. The special squad comprising zonal officer, sanitary inspectors and civic cops from nuisance detection squads could find only eight shopkeepers keeping banned products. In Hanuman Nagar zone, two shopkeepers were fined Rs5,000 and Rs 3,000 each for keeping banned products.

      Similarly, Dhantoli and Ashi Nagar zones caught three traders in this regard and fines of Rs 5,000 each were recovered from them.

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        Cong MLA of Buldhana too opposes rly line through Melghat

        Vijay Pinjarkar| TNN | Updated: Jun 30, 2018, 00:19 IST

        Nagpur: Even as South Central Railway (SCR) is insisting on upgrading the meter gauge railway line through Melghat Tiger Reserve (MTR), the move has created a political storm, with the Congress being the latest to jump on to the bandwagon opposing the decision.

        On June 26, Congress MLA from Buldhana Harshawardhan Sapkal urged governor C Vidyasagar Rao to stop the anti-environment move to broaden the 176km Akola-Khandwa railway line, of which 39km passes through the tiger reserve.

        Earlier, BJP MLA from Jalgaon-Jamod Dr Sanjay Kute had, on June 6, written to chief minister Devendra Fadnavis to oppose the project through MTR.

        Sapkal told TOI, MTR is home to 50 tigers and the Centre has taken the decision without considering climate change issues. “Melghat has come up slowly in the last 46 years by spending crores of rupees on conservation. It is the country’s fourth biggest reserve with an area of 2,768 sq km and acts as lungs of Vidarbha, and broad gauge line destroying rich biodiversity is not acceptable,” he said.

        “Instead of going through MTR, I would suggest connecting the line via Akola-Jalamb-Akot. A broad gauge line already exists between Akola-Jalamb,” Sapkal said.

        The Congress MLA said as per Human Development Index (HDI), Jalgaon-Jamod and Sangrampur blocks outside MTR are backward, and railway infrastructure would bring social and economic development as a population of over 2.50 lakh people can benefit.

        On Thursday, Youth Congress activists from Jalgaon-Jamod submitted a memorandum to the SDO against taking up the project through MTR. They demanded alternative route through Hiwarkhed-Sonala-Jalgaon Jamod.

        However, even as villagers are gearing up against the upgradation of railway line, SCR is reluctant to budge. SCR chief public relations officer (CPRO) Umashankar M did not respond to TOI calls on Thursday. On Monday, he had promised to come back with details.

        After a meeting between highways minister Nitin Gadkari and railway minister Piyush Goyal on June 18 at Delhi, SC Jain, executive director (works), Railway Board, had on June 19 issued a letter asking SCR to start work on the project as clearances are not needed.

        When SCR’s chief engineer (construction) GRK Reddy was asked about the ownership of the land through MTR, he said, “When meter gauge is passing through the reserve, no doubt the land belongs to the railways. We will go ahead with the upgradation as planned, but it will take some time.”

        However, when the NTCA team constituted by the government to examine the feasibility visited the site, there was no record to state whether the said land with claimed right of way (ROW) belonged to the railways. This fact has also been mentioned in the NTCA report.

        TOI has already reported NTCA concluded that the project through tiger reserve is unfeasible. On Wednesday, taking note of the issue, the Nagpur bench of Bombay high court has admitted a series of TOI reports as PIL filed by social worker Pramod Junghare.

        Wildlife lawyer Manish Jeswani says the railways will have to prove ownership of land. “Even if ROW belongs to them, they cannot circumvent forest clearance,” he said.

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          Mahagenco fly-ash in Kanhan hits city water supply

          Ashish Roy| TNN | Jun 29, 2018, 00:17 IST

          Nagpur: Large parts of the city did not get water supply Thursday evening as fly-ash released by Mahagenco’s Koradi and Khaparkheda plants caused Kanhan water treatment plant (WTP) to shut down. Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) had closed the plant from 10 am to 11.20 am. Fly-ash is toxic and water contaminated by it can create health problems.

          According to sources in NMC, daily standard evening supply could not be achieved for Nehru Nagar and Laxmi Nagar zones as well as areas supplied by overhead tanks in Binaki and Bastarwari. “Areas catered to by direct tappings (DTs) in Gamdoor, Pulia No 10 and Indora were also affected,” said a source.

          “The quantity of fly-ash in Kanhan water started increasing from morning and by 10 am it was so high that we had to shut down WTP. Our plant is not equipped to treat water contaminated with fly-ash. We continued partial pumping to clear the fly-ash until 11.20 am when normal pumping was resumed,” the source further said.

          In the meantime NMC contacted Mahagenco officials at Koradi and Khaparkheda and asked them to prevent discharge of fly-ash into the river. The generation officials woke up from their slumber and took steps to prevent discharge.

          A Mahagenco spokesperson said chief engineer of Khaparkheda immediately inspected the ash discharge points with his staff. “No leakage was found anywhere. The content of fly-ash increases in Kanhan every monsoon when the ash lying on the bed gets dissolved and flows towards WTP,” he added.

          This is not the first time Mahagenco has been unable to prevent discharge of fly-ash into Kanhan river from Koradi and Khaparkheda plants. In December 2012 and January 2013 quantity of fly-ash had assumed alarming proportions and polluted city’s water supply for days.

          At that time Mahagenco spokesperson had said the ash bund of Khaparkheda plant had become overburdened as the ash pond for the new 500MW unit was not ready. He had also said that generation could not be stopped as it would have led to load-shedding in state.

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            NMC quiet on tall bldgs in plane landing path

            Ashish Roy| TNN | Jun 29, 2018, 00:17 IST

            Nagpur: Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and union transport minister Nitin Gadkari’s dream of making Nagpur a big international airport may be nipped in the bud by apathetic civic officials. Since Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) is not razing illegal buildings and mobile towers near the airport, Mihan India Limited (MIL) is considering reducing the length of the runway. If this happens, Nagpur airport will not be able to handle more flights and larger planes in the near future.

            Addressing a press conference on Thursday, Vijay Mulekar, senior airport director, said a few buildings at Jaitala and Chinchbhuvan were coming in the way of flights landing and take off. “These high rises were constructed in violation of our permits. We wrote a letter to the then municipal commissioner Ashwin Mudgal to raze the extra construction, but he turned down our request, saying that it was not NMC’s job. We also held two meetings with him, but to no avail,” added Mulekar.

            The director had then written to Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to raze the constructions, but is yet to get a response. “I will also write to the ministry of civil aviation but if I do not get any response, I will have no option but to reduce the length of the runway by 560 metre from its present length of 3,200m,” he told the media.

            The official pointed out that Nagpur airport had two runways — 1-4 and 3-2. “We will have to stop using the 3-2 runway completely for big aircraft like Boeing 737 and Airbus 320. Only 1-4 runway will be used, but this means that the airport will not be able to handle more flights in the future,” he added.

            Currently, the problem from Chinchbhuvan side was not much, but some constructions on Jaitala side are in the flight path. Pilots landing from Jaitala side have frequently complained that their ground proximity warning (GPW) system sounds an alarm near these constructions. MIL is keeping a record of these complaints. “The airport survey to be done later this year will once again confirm the problem,” said Mulekar.

            NMC has refused to take responsibility because the Demolition Rules, 1994, of DGCA are not clear as to which agency has to raze illegal constructions. “The practical reality is that local bodies must do it, because they have the demolition machinery,” Mulekar said.

            The director further said that local bodies should stop giving sanction to buildings on both sides of the new runway, else it would also run into trouble.

            Former municipal commissioner Mudgal defended his conduct. “All these buildings were constructed with MIL’s permission. If they exceed the permissible height then MIL should demolish them as per the Demolition Act,” he said.


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              NMC sleeps as sewage water flows on streets, enters houses

              Anjaya Anparthi| TNN | Jun 30, 2018, 03:25 IST

              Nagpur: The Nagpur Municipal Corporation’s (NMC) negligence towards cleaning of sewage and storm water drain network before monsoon has resulted into unhygienic condition in residential localities. Sewage water has started to flow on streets and into residences of many localities posing threat to the citizens.

              After rains halted on Friday, sewage water was seen overflowing from chambers in many areas of the city. Fine examples were Verma Layout in North Nagpur, Sonegaon in South-West, Mahal in Central Nagpur, Panchvati Nagar in North Nagpur and Dipty Signal in East Nagpur where streets were filled with sewage water, thus making breathing difficult for the citizens.

              Corporator Bunty Shelke told TOI that citizens in Mahal had to remove sewage water from their residences throughout the day. “I have closed down my office since last two days as I could not see situation of the citizens. Sewage water can be seen flowing from chambers into residences from entrance and also from toilets due to back water in Shivaji Nagar, Bhuteshwar Nagar, Nandaji Nagar etc. Nag river is situated a few meters away but sewage and storm water do not reach there,” he said.

              Shelke added that mosquito menace was a major problem other than foul smell. “Cleaning of network before monsoon can easily prevent from such situations,” he said.

              A resident of Dipty Signal, Benu Hiroundi, said children and senior citizens suffered the most. “Many people have started to witness one or the other health problem. We have an NMC school in our vicinity and children walk through sewage water to enter its premises. Such has been the case since last five years. Problem increases after commencement of monsoon. After sitting pretty throughout the monsoon, NMC started works in one of the areas a couple of days ago,” he said.

              Amit Vibhute from Sonegaon said Samarth Nagri continued to witness sewage overflow despite NMC executing works of new storm water drain few months ago. “Workers do not check and clear chambers and trunks before monsoon. Entire garbage and waste lying on the streets plunge into the network, thus blocking free flow of water. No one pays heed despite regular complaints,” he said.

              Resident of Panchvati Nagar Sheikh Shahnawaz said areas of North Nagpur were largely affected due to sewage choking problems. “Open plots, playgrounds etc submerge with sewage water,” he said.

              NMC official said chambers collapsed in some places. “It is not possible to check and clear network before monsoon due to paucity of staff and machinery. We act swiftly after receiving complaints and resolve the problems,” he said.


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                10 out of 11 authorities sitting idle on plastic ban, only NMC at work

                Anjaya Anparthi| TNN | Jun 30, 2018, 04:00 IST

                Nagpur: The ban on plastic has been in place for a week now, but action still seems inadequate. The state government has given powers to 11 government departments to implement the ban, but only Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) is initiating action, due to which use of plastic continues in the city.

                In last one week, the civic body has seized 2,502kg plastic from distributors, retailers, vendors and shopkeepers. Also, a penalty of Rs6,53,100 has been recovered from violators. On Friday, 411.55kg plastic was seized and fine of Rs65,000 was recovered from violators.

                Since June 23, NMC has appointed a team of 11 members in each of the 10 zones. Each team comprises of assistant commissioner, nuisance detection squad member, and employees of health department, who otherwise do other works. However, these 110 staffers have failed to take the action to all parts of the city spread over 227 sq km, and comprising 28 lakh population.

                Residents of Vayu Sena Nagar and Trimurti Nagar told TOI restaurants are still giving parcels in plastic containers and plastic bags. “We ordered some food from a famous restaurant. We were shocked to find plastic usage continues. We had no option other than dumping it in dustbins situated in our locality,” they said. TOI found plastic usage continuing in vegetable and non-vegetable markets at many places. Fine example was weekly vegetable market at Sonegaon on Thursday, where some of the vendors gave vegetables in plastic bags.

                Also, NMC collection centres established in 10 zones to deposit plastic are receiving very less response from citizens.

                A restaurant owner said they will face huge losses if they cannot utilize whatever plastic plates, packaging items are available with them. “Also, we are yet to get alternate source of serving food, packaging etc,” they said.

                An NMC official told TOI the entire city can be covered if other authorities too swing into action. “As per the government notification, 11 government departments, including NMC, have been given powers to take action. Proper coordination between all departments and simultaneous action can make a big difference. We are making all efforts to implement the ban. Public participation is must as drive can be effective only if each and every citizen stops using plastic,” he said.

                To spread awareness and also dispose off PET bottles in scientific manner at source itself, NMC has signed a MoU with Parle Agro Private Ltd to install co-branded reverse vending machines, which will work on electricity to crush and disintegrate single use PET bottles. The Digital Reverse Vending Machines will recycle PET bottles at some locations for a period of three years. The MoU was executed in front of CM Devendra Fadnavis at Mumbai on Thursday in the presence of municipal commissioner Virendra Singh.

                The PET bottles will be crushed and disintegrated into plastic flakes which will then be recycled. This will be a 24X7 eco-friendly facility and display animated videos on plastic pollution and its effects on environment.

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                  Plastic ban: State traders’ body decides not to pay fine

                  Proshun Chakraborty| tnn | Jul 1, 2018, 03:30 IST

                  Nagpur: Manufacturers and traders across the state have unanimously decided not to pay fine if caught selling or keeping banned plastic products. The decision was taken at a meeting of Chamber of Associations of Maharashtra Industry and Trade (CAMIT) in Mumbai on Saturday. The meeting was attended by representatives from all municipal corporations in the state, said the associations’ state president Dipen Agrawal.

                  If any official conducts raid at any shop or trader, other traders in the city will reach the spot and oppose the action. “We have decided to motivate all traders not to pay fine until the government acts upon our demand of giving us three-month relaxation from the ban,” said Agrawal.

                  CAMIT has given a seven-day ultimatum to the state government to issue notification about relaxation, he said adding that if the government fails to pay heed, a statewide agitation will be launched.

                  From June 23, the Maharashtra government had imposed a blanket ban on usage of plastic products across the state. On June 25, a delegation of CAMIT led Agrawal informed chief minister Devendra Fadnavis in Mumbai that nearly 2,500 members of the association were left with no option but to shut shop following the ban.

                  CAMIT members had pleaded with Fadnavis to defer the ban by three months. “The CM had assured the delegation that the government will consider the plight of citizens, trade and industries of Maharashtra with an open mind and told them to expect a three-month postponement on blanket plastic ban in three days. But no notification was issued over relaxation, causing anguish among CAMIT members,” claimed Agrawal.

                  NMC fines 10 traders

                  With no relaxation on banned plastic products, the Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) continued its action against shopkeepers on Saturday too. The special squad comprising zonal officer, sanitary inspectors and civic cops from nuisance detection squads fined 10 shopkeepers who were found with banned products and collected a fine of Rs50,000.

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                    Test finds water impure in Mohan Nagar, other areas

                    Proshun Chakraborty| TNN | Jul 1, 2018, 03:42 IST

                    Nagpur: Water samples taken from Mohan Nagar, Khalasi Line and Gaddigodam, where a large number of residents contracted jaundice after they consumed tap water, are ‘highly contaminated’ as per information provided by Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) Mangalwari zone’s water works department.

                    NMC’s health department also found many residents from these localities suffering from jaundice, confirmed health officer (epidemic) Dr Sunil Ghurde. “Preliminary inspection reveals that the residents contracted jaundice after consumption of contaminated water,” Dr Ghurde said.

                    The water works department along with Orange City Water (OCW) and NMC health department visited Mohan Nagar, Khalasi Line and Gaddigodam area on Saturday after TOI, on Friday, reported about 150 residents from these localities suffering from jaundice. Residents claimed to have been getting contaminated water supply since last couple of months.

                    According to results of tests conducted jointly by the NMC’s water works department and Orange City Water, samples collected from these localities were found unfit for consumption. The official admitted that the water samples were stinking.

                    BSP corporator Sanjay Burrewar said, “The water being supplied to residential areas has impurities. Water supply pipelines in these areas run parallel to and across the sewage pipelines. When high pressure suction occurs, it allows sewage to be pushed into the water supply system.”

                    Expressed anguish over step-motherly treatment being given to Prabhag number 9, as neither of the four elected corporators are from ruling BJP, Burrewar said the civic administration too is neglecting the hygiene of the locality.

                    Dr Ghurde said, “Water contamination causes gastrointestinal diseases, typhoid, intestinal worms, cardiovascular problems, excessive thirst, fatigue, muscle weakness and frequent headache and vomiting. The general public needs to be careful about the quality of the water they consume.”

                    Dr Ghurde said instructions have been given to residents about precautions to be taken. “We have distributed pamphlets and asked them to ensure they boil or filter the water they drink,” he said.

                    The process to disconnect the old pipelines in these localities has already been started, claimed OCW official.

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                      To alert motorists, residents erect poles in waterlogged potholes

                      Proshun Chakraborty| TNN | Jul 1, 2018, 03:43 IST

                      Nagpur: Ramesh Janbadhu, a software engineer, fell on the road after his motorcycle hit a waterlogged pothole on the busy Zingabai Taki-Godhni Road. Vehicles were behind him, but all of them were moving slowly and it gave time to Janbandhu to get out of harm’s way.

                      As the Nagpur Improvement Trust (NIT) has failed to take corrective measures, residents and shopkeepers alongside the stretch have erected poles inside potholes to alert motorists to identify accident-prone spots.

                      After the city received heavy rains a couple of days ago, at least two big potholes have developed on Zingabai Takli Road and it has become an accident-prone spot.

                      TOI visited the area on Saturday and found that waterlogging was causing a lot of inconvenience to the motorists. As potholes on the road are also covered with water, the motorists are more prone to accidents.

                      Residents said an 18-metre stretch on the busy road witnessed accumulation of water at three prominent spots every monsoon. One has to drive very cautiously on this stretch in the rainy season. Due to waterlogging, the pothole is not visible, they said.

                      According to residents, development seems to be eluding Zingabai Takli, which despite being within the city limits, is no better than a village for them. Adding to the list of civic woes is the persistent problem of waterlogging on Godhni Road, leaving residents and motorists stranded as well as inviting mosquito-borne diseases.

                      The stretch has become a problem for motorists on a daily basis, said Manoj Singh, a resident of Godhni. “Almost every day, motorists fall on this stretch. It has several potholes and traffic movement has become very difficult. The rainy season has added to the misery,” added Singh.

                      As per residents, they have approached NIT, corporators and even NMC’s Mangalwari zone, but are yet to get any response.

                      Sangita Girhe, corporator from Zingabai Takli, admitted that the patch is very dangerous due to no stormwater network. She claimed that when the road was constructed, no thought was given to construct stormwater network alongside. She, however, said the potholes will be repaired once the water dries up.

                      As a temporary arrangement, she said a pipeline will be laid alongside the road to pave way for rainwater to flow from the road. “Besides, the Rs35 crore 60ft road widening work will commence soon,” she said.


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