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    10 shopkeepers fined for keeping plastic products

    tnn | Oct 5, 2018, 05:23 IST

    Nagpur: After a brief lull, the Nagpur Municipal Corporation’s (NMC) nuisance detection squad and officials from Maharashtra Pollution Control Board on Thursday raided city’s commercial areas and caught 10 shopkeepers for keeping banned plastic products.

    The team also recovered Rs50,000 fine from errant shopkeepers by seizing 28,245 kg plastic products.

    According to NDS official, the joint team caught two shopkeepers each in Laxmi Nagar, Mangalwari and Ashi Nagar zones for keeping banned products. However, the squad found no shops in Dharampeth, Hanuman Nagar and Nehru Nagar zones for keeping plastic products.

    “Since the ban was enforced, the NDS had penalized 311 shopkeepers and collected a fine of Rs14.87 lakh fine,” the NDS official said.

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      HC asks dargahs to remove structures in 2 days

      Vaibhav Ganjapure | TNN | Oct 5, 2018, 02:57 IST

      Nagpur: Refusing any leniency to illegal religious structures on roads and footpaths, Nagpur bench of Bombay high court on Thursday sternly directed two dargahs to initiate process of removing their structures within 48 hours.

      A division bench comprising justices Bhushan Dharmadhikari and Murlidhar Giratkar asked their respective trustees to complete formalities within a week. If they failed to start removing their structures, the Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) was told to demolish them.

      While adjourning the hearing till October 15, the judges told NMC to take steps to restore road and footpath after both dargahs remove their structures, which came in middle of road after expansion.

      The court also vacated an interim stay on demolition of Baba Haider Ali Shah dargah on Old Bhandara Road in Lakadganj granted by Wakf board against NMC’s notice. The court let off the board clarifying that it was not a respondent in the case. In one such case earlier, the HC censured Wakf board for overreaching its jurisdiction by granting the stay when the case was being heard by the HC.

      Along with Baba Haider Ali Shah dargah, Azam Shah Panch Committee located at Chandrashekhar Azad Chowk at Central Avenue also moved the judiciary through counsel Shreerang Bhandarkar, praying for stopping NMC from carrying out its demolition. They requested court to grant time for relocation to nearby dargahs which was allowed with a rider of 48 hours.

      Earlier, the petitioners contended that the land on which their structures were built were private ones and therefore those couldn’t be termed as illegal. Appearing for NMC, lawyer Sudhir Puranik however pointed out that the NIT had already took possession of their lands and even made full payment to the petitioners.

      Despite opposition from their community, the petitioners informed that they would shift the holy remnants to a nearby Muslim Kabrastan in Lakadganj. They also requested to stay any action against holy shrines controlled by the Wakfs/Trusts. Dargah secretary Mehboob Ismail Sheikh contended that its structure is located in small area of 15x15 sqft and was in existence from nearly 150 years.

      After HC’s ultimatum, the NMC anti-encroachment squad planned to raze seven religious structures in both Lakadganj and Gandhibagh zones, including that of petitioners. They also reached venue on Saturday with excavators and huge police posse. However, assistant municipal commissioner of Lakadganj zone Rajesh Karade allegedly extended undue favours by granting two more days by stalling the demolition drive, which was reported by TOI.

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        In a first, Tadoba tiger reserve to run e-vehicles for safari

        Vijay Pinjarkar | tnn | Oct 5, 2018, 05:20 IST

        Nagpur: The premium Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR) in Chandrapur district will perhaps be the first in the country to run electric safari vehicles.

        Forest minister Sudhir Mungantiwar was long craving for introducing these vehicles in TATR for safari. Sources said these vehicles will be a reality this month itself and the minister is expected to launch them.

        A private lodge in Kolara has procured two customized vehicles from Mahindra & Mahindra Electric called Supro Van, especially designed for jungle safari. These vehicles will be handed over to two village eco-development committees (EDCs) near Kolara, which will operate them as part of employment generation initiative.

        Talking to TOI, conservator of forests & field director NR Praveen confirmed trials of these electric vehicles were conducted on September 9, 10, and 11. “We have submitted a report to PCCF (wildlife) after successful trials,” he said.

        Praveen said these vehicles have been registered as safari vehicles by Chandrapur RTO. “During trials we found that even after running for four hours in the forest, it had 20% charge in the battery. It also has a reserve capacity and when the vehicle reaches reserve stage it has to be charged for eight hours or else the battery gets fully recharged in three hours before that stage,” said Praveen.

        The electric vehicle is similar to Gypsy and can comfortably accommodate six persons. The safari charges for these vehicles will be Rs 2,200, like what Gypsies charge.

        There will be no guaranteed entry for these vehicles as according to the tiger conservation plan (TCP) the carrying capacity of Tadoba has already been fixed at 125 vehicles per day by the NTCA. TATR will be first to introduce these vehicles for safari. Ranthambore Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan too is procuring two such vehicles for Rs 12-13 lakh each.

        According to PCCF (wildlife) of Rajasthan GV Reddy, “We did not procure these vehicles earlier as there was registration issue. Now, the problem has been sorted out. We are buying these vehicles in next 15 days. However, we will not use them for safari as operating tourist vehicles is not our job. We will utilize them for patrolling and for staff entering the park for official work.”


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          Potholes before cement roads not allowing smooth sailing

          Ashish Roy | TNN | Oct 6, 2018, 03:54 IST

          Nagpur: State government and Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) have claimed that cement roads will end the menace of potholes in the city. However, not only the construction is taking months, they are being constructed without taking inconvenience to citizens into account.

          Many intersections are also full of potholes. Thus the motorists ride a patch of smooth cement road then faces a bumpy ride and then again has a smooth ride. NMC has made no effort to tar the intersections too.

          At some places tiles have been fitted on cement road approaches but there is a small trench between the tiles and the adjoining tar roads. The NMC contractors have executed the work extremely unscientifically. Such shoddy works are however, absent in VIP areas.

          Many approaches to the completed cement roads have potholes and are full of steep bumps. This defeats the very purpose of providing a smooth ride to motorists.

          Vijay Talewar, acting chief engineer of NMC, said that tarring would be done after Navratri festival. “The hotmix plants were closed due to monsoon. They will restart after Dussehra. We will tar all the approaches,” he told TOI.

          However, the fact is that the approaches have been in a bad shape since months and have nothing to do with hotmix plants not functioning due to rains.

          Ramdaspeth resident Anil Wadpalliwar slammed the NMC for its shoddy planning. “What is the point of spending Rs300 crore on cement roads if motorists don’t get a smooth ride. The approaches are full of potholes and have steep bumps. The suspension of vehicles is getting damaged and more importantly the spine of riders is receiving jerks. Will NMC compensate for these damages,” he said.

          Wadpalliwar further said that as per NMC rules, the name of the contractor and engineer in-charge should be displayed on a board near the road under construction. “Not a single cement road has such boards. How will citizens complain about the poor condition of roads to the authorities,” he added.

          Even NMC contractors are critical of the unscientific construction of cement roads. Vijay Naidu said that instead of starting work on a new cement road the approaches and the intersections should be first smoothened. “Chief engineer Ulhas Debadwar has rejoined NMC. We hope he will fix the problem,” he added.

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            Post ban, 4.71 tonne plastic seized, Rs15.17L fine collected

            TNN | Oct 6, 2018, 05:31 IST

            Nagpur: Continuing its crackdown on plastic ban violators, Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) has recovered Rs15.17 lakh as fine and seized 4.71 tonne banned material between June 23 and October 5.

            On Friday, the NMC’s nuisance detection squad seized 204kg plastic from six shops of which four, including a wine shop, were from Laxmi Nagar Zone, and one each from Dharampeth and Dhantoli zones. A fine of Rs30,000 was also recovered from the six violators.

            The squad comprising 44 personnel and headed by Virsen Tambe had began the drive from June 23. The drive was discontinued during Ganeshotsav. The drive resumed from Thursday.

            The squad has checked 18,530 shops till date. Penalty has been recovered from 317 shops, notices have been issued to 94 establishments and FIR lodged against one shop.

            The drive will continue as plastic with banned parameters is still being used in many parts of the city.

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              Unauthorized structures in metro region razed

              Anjaya Anparthi | TNN | Oct 6, 2018, 04:48 IST

              On Friday, NMRDA team demolished part of an under-construction godown at mouza Surabuldi

              Nagpur: The Nagpur Metropolitan Region Development Authority (NMRDA) has started demolishing unauthorized structures in metro region area. The drive was started as many of the violators did not submit an application for regularization of structures under the state government’s special scheme that would end on October 30.

              On Friday, NMRDA team led by executive engineer BP Meshram demolished part of an under-construction godown of Rakesh Baid at mouza Surabuldi. The action was stopped after Baid assured the team of submitting an application for regularization. A fine of Rs3 lakh was levied on Baid.

              NMRDA engineers RP Chaurasia, Manohar Patil, AH Mahule, Vijayshri Vaidya, DL Mour, Mukund Nakwade and others were present.

              On Thursday, the NMRDA team demolished scrap godown of Altaf Sheikh in mouza Bhilgaon and part of Siddhivinayak Novelty Celebration lawn at mouza Gorhi Sim. A fine of Rs6 lakh was slapped on the two violators.

              On Wednesday, parts of an unauthorized industrial unit in mouza Beltarodi and Adwani Dabha in mouza Panchgaon were demolished. A fine of Rs8.50 lakh was levied on the two violators.

              The government had offered various types of relaxations under the special scheme. Still, many of the violators have not turned up for compounding of unauthorized constructions, especially in the metro region which covers major part of the district.


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                City needs buses more than extended Metro line

                Anjaya Anparthi | TNN | Oct 7, 2018, 03:53 IST

                Nagpur: The Comprehensive Mobility Plan (CMP) prepared by the MahaMetro has suggested the penetration of more city buses than Metro Rail in the city. It says the city does not need more Metro Rail after the completion of the construction of phase-I and proposed phase-II plan but it has to increase the fleet of city buses to 6,827 from he existing 350 and also a Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) to regulate the traffic by 2041.

                The MahaMetro has prepared the CMP through urban mass transit company (UMTC) — India’s leading urban transport consultancy.

                The CMP has also suggested various ways, including PPP projects, viability gap funding by the central and the state governments, anticipated purchase of land, introducing betterment tax, land value tax and revenue from advertisements, to meet its requirement of Rs41,964 crore.

                The expense also includes Rs8,680 crore for Metro Rail phase-I and Rs,10,640 crore for phase-II. The phase-I is already approved and under construction.

                Anticipating the population to grow to 50.35 lakh from the existing 34.30 lakh in the city and outer towns — Kamptee, Kalmeshwar, Hingna etc — by 2041, the CMP has recommended BRTS with a length of 22.5km at a cost of Rs450 crore on Amravati, Katol, Koradi and Umrer roads.

                BRTS is recommended on 8.2km on Amravati road, 5.5km on Umrer road, 5.8km on Katol road and 2.6km on Koradi road. These roads are not covered under Metro Rail phase-I and II.

                However, CMP did not suggest linking Outer Ring Road with various parts of the city especially Inner Ring Road and major roads using Metro Rail or BRTS.

                Four new roads in the form of major rings are recommended with a length of 50km and cost of Rs500 crore for linking the city areas with Outer Ring Road. The CMP suggests major rings from Chandrapur road to Tekdi road, WHC road to Mecosabagh-Ambedkar-Ajni road, links to Inner and Outer Ring roads.

                The mobility plan has also come up with various types of goals to increase usage of public transport to 60%. As per study conducted for CMP, only 15.60% of total population are using city buses, 42.60% use two-wheelers, auto-rickshaws- 19.80%, cars- 5.70, pedestrians- 9.50%, cycle and rickshaws- 6.40% etc.

                The CMP, citing thumbrule of 60 buses per lakh population, says there should have been 2,058 city buses in current condition. The Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) is operating only 350 of proposed fleet of 487 buses. 2,068 city buses are suggested for 2021 followed by 2,601 for 2031 and 3,021 for 2041. Thus, there will be a need of procuring 6,827 buses at a cost of Rs20,480 crore.

                Along with non-motorized transport systems, the CMP has suggested for construction of five more railway overbridges, 10 foot overbridges, nine multimodal hubs, five freight terminals, nine bike sharing projects, four bus depots and workshops, five off-street parking plazas, four bus terminals etc

                As per data in CMP, number of vehicles registered in the city and outer towns are 14.75 lakh. Total 5,018 accidents were recorded in last four years of which 1,083 were fatal. Therefore, CMP has recommended development of pedestrian zones at Sitabuldi, Sadar, Mahal and Itwari.

                Traffic engineering measures have been suggested 10 major junctions — Shankar Nagar, Golibar, Indora, Chhatrapati, Variety, Cotton Market, Ashok, RBI, Medical and Jaistambh.


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                  Floating solar plant at Irai may be dropped

                  Ashish Roy | TNN | Oct 7, 2018, 03:58 IST

                  Nagpur: Mahagenco, which had decided to set up a floating solar plant at Irai dam is now having second thoughts about it. According to Mahagenco officials, there are several reasons for it.
                  “We are already setting two solar plants in Chandrapur district having total capacity of 245MW. New solar plants should therefore be set up in other districts,” said a genco official.

                  “Another problem with Irai dam is that a power evacuation system some 10 to 15 kilometres long will have to be set up to transmit the reservoir power to the grid,” he said.

                  “Another major factor is that cost of floating solar panels is higher than ground based ones. New technologies are coming in the market that are reducing cost of floating panels. It makes sense to go for such projects after some time,” said the official.

                  The official however, further said that Irai plant had not been dropped altogether. “We are surveying three dams — Irai, Bhatsa and Dhamni — for a floating plant. A final decision will be taken only after the report is available,” he added.

                  In India, a floating solar power plant exists only in Kerala. A 500kW plant was recently inaugurated in Banasura Sagar at the cost of Rs9.25 crore. In Gujarat solar panels have been installed to cover canals but they are not floating.

                  A private solar energy agency — Gensol — had been asked to conduct a feasibility study for Irai but the report was not very favourable. A ballpark calculation had estimated that 250MW could be generated through floating solar panels.

                  The state government has set a target of increasing solar power generation by another 7,500MW by 2020. Mahagenco will execute projects for generating 2,500MW while Maharashtra Energy Development Agency (MEDA) will contribute the remaining 5,000MW. Of this 2,500MW, the generation company plans to add 500MW on its own land and using its own money.

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                    Govt sits over HC’s annex building proposal for 5 months

                    Vaibhav Ganjapure | TNN | Oct 8, 2018, 03:49 IST

                    Nagpur: Strange though it may sound, it is a fact. The high powered committee (HPC) of the state government even after a directive from the Nagpur bench of the Bombay high court has been sitting on a proposal to sanction an annexure building in the city for the last five months.

                    TOI in its September 12 edition reported extensively about the new complex that would house administrative offices and lawyers chambers.

                    The state-of-the-art building, according to members of High Court Bar Association (HCBA), is cleared by the HC’s building committee after receiving directives from the judiciary while hearing a PIL. Later, it was cleared by the state law and judiciary department headed by chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and finally by public works department (PWD) under minister Chandrakant Patil.

                    The proposal requires a nod from the HPC, headed by the chief secretary, comprising secretaries of department like law and judiciary, and PWD. Law and judiciary department’s principal secretary N J Jamadar, is one of the HPC members, ignored repeated calls made by TOI.

                    The HCBA members said, “Once, the HPC clears the proposal, the PWD can move ahead with its construction plan. Though we have not set any particular deadline, it would be completed in a couple of years.”

                    They further said the HC itself expedited the process of land acquisition of PWD chief engineer’s bungalow, opposite the court’s exit gate. The palatial bungalow is spread over a huge area of six acres of which two acres were provided for the new building.

                    “Even the land was transferred by the government on the HC registry’s name instead of HCBA, which is fighting the long legal battle for various facilities to the lawyers and litigants in courts. Earlier, the government opposed this move, clarifying that a resolution of 1990 prohibits it from selling its land to private parties. But after HC’s censuring, it agreed to hand over the land,” the members said.

                    The judges then came out in support of lawyers clarifying that they were an integral part of the justice dispensation system and their grievances must be addressed. They suggested to the government to transfer the land to its registry which would allot it to the HCBA. Later, the HC asked a specially constituted panel to prepare plans for construction of annexe building having bar rooms for lawyers. It comprises — Registrar (Administration), HCBA president, PWD executive engineers, and its deputy chief architect.

                    The HCBA members had even submitted a detailed representation for grant of additional land to the CM on December 12, 2014. They said if proposal wasn’t cleared before next month assembly session, the government wouldn’t make budgetary allocation for it and it would again get delayed till March, when next session was scheduled.


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                      Govt to move SC over zudpi jungles

                      Ashish Roy | TNN | Oct 8, 2018, 03:53 IST

                      Nagpur: State government has decided to move the Supreme Court over the problem of zudpi jungles in Nagpur revenue division. Guardian minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule had convened a meeting of forest officials to discuss the dereservation of 86,409 hectare zudpi jungle. Nagpur district has 17,399 hectare of zudpi jungle.

                      Forest officials told the minister that the department was of the view that land unfit for afforestation should be deserved. The department will tell the same to SC.

                      The officials said that of the 17,399 zudpi jungle land in the district, about 6,000 hectare had area of less than 3 hectare and whole of it was under encroachment. The remaining 10,000 hectare was being used for purposes other than forestry.

                      Wardha district had 11,000 hectare zudpi jungle land fit for dereservation, Gadchiroli — 7,402 hectare, Bhandara and Gondia districts — 35,831 Ha and Chandrapur — 14,606 Ha.

                      The officials told Bawankule that these lands were covered with shrubs and were hence unfit for afforestation. A committee under additional forest chief inspector of central government had been constituted for finding a solution to the zudpi jungle problem. The divisional commissioner of Nagpur and joint secretary of forest ministry, government of Maharashtra are members of this committee.

                      This committee has determined 92,116 hectares zudpi jungle as fit for afforestation. This has been declared as reserved forest land.


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