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    Nashikites undertake tree plantation to create a small forest in Surgana

    TNN | Updated: Jul 10, 2019, 17:28 IST

    While trees plantation drives are being taken up at various places, the forestdepartment in Nashik has decided to make a small forest area at Surgana tehsil in Nashik.

    In this planned forest, the department has planted indigenous trees. Started by forest department, the area will be open to all citizens who want to plant saplings here. Students too will be involved in the process.

    Sujit Nevase from forest department came up with this idea of ‘My small forest’ under which ’10 hecatres of landwill be covered in greenery with different varieties of trees like peepal, bor, subabhul, nilgiri, bibba and more.

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      DCB officials cordon off areas on Lam Road

      Santosh Sonawane | Updated: Jul 14, 2019, 4:08 IST

      Nashik: The Cantonment Board Deolali (CBD) has cordoned off the caved-in area on Lam Road along with other vulnerable spots, fearing that another cave-in can occur due to movement of vehicles.

      Last Sunday, a section of the road had caved-in after a truck passed over it. The rear tyres of the truck got stuck in the road and it took around two hours to pull out the vehicle and restore normal movement of traffic.

      This has left the commuters and residents of the area fuming over the quality of work done by the DCB. The continuous rain over the past couple of weeks has also led to formation of potholes on Lam Road.

      Meanwhile, the DCB recently completed the work of laying sewage pipelines on the side of the Lam Road. And after Sunday’s incident, the DCB has decided put barricades along Lam Road wherever chances of cave-ins are more.

      The Lam Road is used by thousands of commuters every day to travel between Nashik Road and Deolali Camp area. “The mud and other material used to fill the dug road have not settled yet. We have been filling and watering the dug-up areas continuously to ensure that the surface becomes strong enough for asphalting. The work of asphalting cannot be taken until then. To avoid cave-ins, vulnerable spots have been barricaded,” a DCB official said.

      Residents of Deolali Camp are also demanding that shoulders on both side of Lam Road should be asphalted on permanent basis as the existing road was too narrow for two-way traffic during rush hours.

      The residents are also demanding that after widening of road, the DCB should also construct a divider on it to prevent accidents.

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        Residents of 25 dilapidated wadas told to move to safer locations

        Tushar Pawar | Updated: Jul 17, 2019, 4:42 IST

        Nashik: The Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC), after conducting a fresh survey of dilapidated structures across the city, has identified 25 more dangerous wadas and served notices to its owners. With this, the number of dilapidated wadas in the city has increased to 423.

        The civic body has asked the owners of these structures to raze the dangerous parts and shift to safer locations. Earlier, the NMC had records of 397 dilapidated old wadas and structures across the city.

        The municipal corporation had also served notices to the owners of these dilapidated wadas before the monsoon. They were asked to either shift to safer locations, or be prepared to be held responsible if any untoward incident took place.

        This monsoon, the first incident of wada collapse occurred on June 28, in which three members of a family were trapped under debris after the structure collapsed. The fire brigade officials had rushed to the spot and conducted a rescue operation.

        Over the next few days, another three wadas had collapsed in the Old Nashik area. Municipal commissioner Radhakrishna Game then issued orders to conduct a fresh survey of all old wadas in the city. Accordingly, the town planning department of the municipal corporation had started the survey to check the wadas.

        “During the fresh survey, we identified 25 more dilapidated wadas. Usually, the front of the wadas appear fine, but their condition is bad on the inside. Therefore, the municipal commissioner had directed us to conduct a spot survey of each wada in the Old Nashik area,” an NMC official said.

        “We have served fresh notices to the owners of these 25 wadas, asking them to remove dangerous parts of the dilapidated structures and shift to safer places,” he said. “There have been issues between tenants and owners in these old wadas. At some places, the matters are sub-judice. Hence, we serve them notices and ask them to remove dangers portions,” the official added.

        On July 10, an old wada had collapsed near the Modkeshwar temple in the Old Nashik area. Nobody was staying in the wada for the past few months. With this incident, the total number of wada collapses in the past 19 days had touched 10.

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          No bids in NMC auction for 172 tax defaulters’ properties

          Tushar Pawar | TNN | Updated: Jul 19, 2019, 11:29 IST

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          NASHIK: The Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) received no response to auction the properties of property tax defaulters.

          The auction for 172 properties was held on Thursday at the Dadasaheb Gaikwad auditorium. However, not a single bidder participated in the auction of defaulters’ properties, which have total tax dues of Rs2.84 crore.

          NMC officials said 80 tax defaulters have paid their property tax dues. Around 35 defaulters have cleared their dues, while 45 have made a part payment. “Now, we have decided to reauction the properties of the remaining 92 defaulters,” said NMC officials.

          As per norms, properties of defaulters are to be auctioned twice before change of ownership in the name of the NMC. “If we do not get any response for the auction for the second time then we will buy the properties at a nominal rate and will change ownership in the name of the NMC,” said officials from the civic body.

          The NMC had sent warrants to 1,050 defaulters to confiscate their properties, giving them an ultimatum of 21 days to pay their dues. 140 defaulters had paid their full and partial dues. The NMC started action against the remaining 910 defaulters, who failed to pay their dues despite receiving warrants for the confiscation of their properties. In the first phase, the NMC decided to auction the properties of 172 defaulters, with tax dues of Rs2.84 crore.

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            Pilot smart road project likely to be completed by August

            Tushar Pawar | TNN | Updated: Jul 19, 2019, 11:33 IST

            The project was expected to be completed by March 31

            NASHIK: The first smart road from Ashok Stambh to Trimbak Naka will be ready by August 15, said Sitaram Kunte, chairman of the Nashik Municipal Smart City Development Corporation (NMSCDCL).

            The project was expected to be completed by March 31. “We have extended the deadline. We are expecting that the road will be ready by August 15,” Kunte said, after a meeting of the board of directors of the NMSCDCL.

            “We have also decided to impose a fine of Rs 36,000 per day on the contractor with effect from April 1 until completion of the road work,” he added. The deadline for the project had been extended from March 31 to June 30, and then to July 31.

            The pilot smart road is from Trimbak Naka to Ashok Stambh, with a total length of 1.1km. The proposed features of the road include uniform standard carriageway width, properly designed footpaths, bicycle lane, road intersection development, infrastructure utility ducts below footpaths, road marking, proper storm water drainage and landscaping.

            Electric cycles project launched

            Electric cycles finally hit the city streets on Thursday under the public sharing cycle project. The project was launched jointly by the NMSCDCL and Hero Youon Pvt Ltd under public-private partnership. The project was inaugurated by NMSCDCL chairman Sitaram Kunte. The electric cycles have been introduced at six stations.


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              Nashik Metro funds: Centre & state to split 40%; 60% to be borrowed

              Tushar Pawar | TNN | Updated: Jul 23, 2019, 17:51 IST

              NASHIK: Officials from the Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Limited said on Monday that the total cost of Nashik Metro project, which would be known as 'Metro Neo', has been pegged between Rs 1,800 crore and Rs 2,000 crore.

              Of the total cost, 60% would be raised through borrowings and the remaining 40% would be equally borne by the Centre and the state government.

              Managing director of Maha Metro Brijesh Dixit said that the preparation of the detailed project report (DPR) was in the final stages and it would be submitted to the state government by end of July. After getting a nod from the state cabinet, it would be sent to the Centre for approval.

              "We are expecting the Metro project works to kickstart in the next few months. The project will take around four years to complete," said Dixit.

              The Nashik Municipal Corporation would not have to bear any financial cost, except for leasing out its land for the bus depots on a long-term basis, he added.

              The three depots, which are to be developed for bus operation and maintenance, will be located at the starting and end points of the routes.

              Two bus depots - one of around 4.25 acres and another of 5.68 acres - will be developed near the Nashik Road railway station on a plot belonging to the municipal corporation. The third bus depot will come up on 4.80 acres in Gangapur.

              The rubber-tyred AC electric coaches with a capacity to carry around 300 passengers will ply on two elevated corridors, stretching 32km. Apart from the two elevated corridors, there will be two feeder routes with a total length of 24km. Battery-powered feeder buses will run on the feeder routes and also on the elevated wires.

              The two elevated corridors and feeder routes will run in almost 90% of the city. "Initially, there will be two feeder routes. We will add two more feeder routes in the future," said Dixit.

              The total cost of the rubber-tyred AC electric coaches is around Rs 1.5 crore each. The cost of these buses is more due to the higher cost of battery.

              "As busses will run on overhead tractions on the elevated corridors, there will be charging stations on the routes. There is no need for large batteries, which will reduce the cost of each bus from Rs 1.5 crore to Rs 50 lakh. The project will be cost effective," said Dixit.

              Talking about the fare, Dixit said it would be kept reasonable for the convenience of the citizens.


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                Police book 11 landlords for not providing tenant information

                Santosh Sonawane | TNN | Updated: Jul 25, 2019, 11:52 IST

                Police officials, from time to time, undertake drives to check if the landlords have informed them about the t...Read More

                NASHIK: The Zone II police have registered offences against 11 landlords for failing to provide information, as is required under the law, while leasing out flats or houses to tenants.

                Of the 11 cases, five have their flats near sensitive zones in the city with important installations like the currency note press and army area.

                Police officers on Wednesday said that their focus is to ensure that owners of houses in sensitive areas mandatorily provide details of the tenants so that police know the background of tenants.

                The action against the erring landlords was taken on the instructions of DCP (Zone II) Amol Tambe.

                The Ambad police booked three landlords from the Maharana Pratap Chowk and Cidco areas, Indiranagar police booked two from Mulshi, Pune, Panvel and Raigarh, Satpur police booked two from Sainagar, Panchavati and Shramik Nagar, Upnagar police booked one from the Jail Road area, Nashik Road police booked one from Vishnu Nagar while the Deolali Camp police booked one from Pandhurli in Sinnar taluka and one from Sansari Gaon in Deolali Camp.

                Indiranagar, Upnagar, Nashik Road, Satpur and Deolali Camp have important government installations.

                Police said they have to take additional precautionary measures as Nashik has important military establishments like the Artillery Centre, Army Aviation Training School, School of Artillery, India Security Press and the Currency Note Press.

                Police undertake drives from time to time to check if property owners have informed them about the tenants.

                Landlords failing to inform police about their tenants are booked under Section 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) of the Indian Penal Code.

                DCP Tambe said that people should submit all the details of their tenants with their respective police stations and a copy of the lease agreement.

                In November last year, Nashik city police launched an application to facilitate citizens to submit information about their tenants.

                Until the end of March this year, close to 8,500 people had provided information about tenants to police with most of them opting to submit the information on the 'Tenant Verification System' application.

                Benefits of e-rental verification for citizens

                By downloading the e-rental verification system from Google Play Store and making use of it, citizens display awareness about the importance of informing police about their tenants

                Once the application is downloaded, the entire process of filling the necessary information and the documents, photographs becomes easy.

                Citizens are also able to check the stage at which the verification of their tenant stands.

                Overall, a better and hassle-free process of informing police than going all the way to the police station for the same purpose ultimatley results in saving time and money.

                How it helps police speed up the process

                Police personnel do not have to go all the way to the landlord's house for verification of the tenant thereby saving time and also needing less manpower.

                It also helps police in rapid processing and verification through the application.

                The tenant information is available with the police in a digital form so that they can access it instantly at any given time.

                Police, with other systems available with them, are also in a position to check if the tenant has any criminal record. Information is passed on to the landlords for necessary decision about renting the property.


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                  Nashik: No takers for cleaning 3 tributaries of Godavari

                  Tushar Pawar | TNN | Updated: Jul 26, 2019, 10:50 IST

                  The civic body has floated another tender for cleaning the tributaries which are covered with water hyacinth, ...Read More

                  NASHIK: The Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) has received poor response for bids floated to clean the three tributaries of river Godavari - Waldevi, Nandini and Waghadi.
                  Thus, the civic body has floated another tender for deploying private contractors for cleaning the tributaries that are covered with water hyacinth, sewage, moss and plastic that is obstructing the flow of the river.

                  This makes the water stagnant that is neither good for the health of the river nor for the people. In addition, lot of pollution is being caused by local residents living on the river banks.

                  "Earlier, we had invited a bid to clean the three tributaries of Godavari and received bids by two-three contractors, but they did not qualify. Hence, we have floated a fresh bid," an NMC official said.

                  The private contractor or agencies will have to clean the waterbodies by removing water hyacinth, silt, plastics and garbage. Each tributary will have a different contractor and his appointment will be for a period of 12 months from the date when the work order is awarded.

                  The last date for filing the tender is August 3. "We plan to finalize the contractors and give work orders by next month. The contractors will start their work immediately after having given the work order," the official said.

                  The cost for cleaning river Nandini - from Pimpalgaon Bahula to Godavari conflux - of all the waste has been estimated at Rs62.46 lakh.

                  The stretch from Pathardi area to Chehedi Pumping Station in river Waldevi is to be cleaned for a period of one year at a cost of Rs46.84 lakh. In Waghadi river, the stretch between Mhasarul area and Godavari conflux is to be cleaned at a cost of Rs31.23 lakh.

                  The NMC has already appointed a private agency to clean Godavari between Anandvalli weir and Dasak-Panchak. For this, the contractor has deployed a total of three boats.


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                    NMC to invite EoI to conduct survey for cluster development project

                    Tushar Pawar | TNN | Updated: Jul 31, 2019, 22:08 IST

                    NASHIK: The Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) is in the process to invite Expression of Interest (EoI) from agencies to conduct impact assessment survey for the cluster development of the core (gaothan) area of the city.

                    The General Body of Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) had recently given its nod to the proposal of civic administration to conduct impact assessment survey for the cluster development of the core (gaothan) area of the city.

                    NMC has plans to make development of the core areas of these villages in the jurisdiction of the municipal corporation through cluster development project.

                    There are total 26 villages those were included in the limits of the municipal corporation during the first development plan of the city approved in 1993.

                    The NMC has plans to make development of these core areas of these villages in the jurisdiction of the municipal corporation through cluster development project.

                    The agency will do the survey to shortlist the areas for cluster development, estimate number of buildings, number of clusters, providing facilities like open space, roads, parking, waste and sewage management will also have to be considered.

                    In January 2017, the state government approved the DCPR (development control and promotion regulations) of the city. The rule no 40 of the DCRP related to cluster development for core area of the city had been stayed by the government in abeyance because of the floor space index (FSI) issue.

                    It was supposed to be approved in the DCPR itself but due to some politicians who wanted four or five FSI. There was requirement of FSI but will NMC will be able to sustain it for infrastructure was the issue.

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                      Registration department brings transparency in property title in Nashik

                      The office of the Inspector General of Registrations (IGR) has decided to take steps to allow a person to verify property details himself and file an application for the transfer of property – be it agricultural land, non-agricultural plots or flats.Abhilash Botekar | TNN | August 09, 2019, 14:00 IST

                      NASHIK: In efforts that are part of Ease-of-Doing-Business (EoDB), and the push towards 100% online property registrations, the Settlement Commissionerate has launched the Business Reforms Action Plan (BRAP) that will let people search and pick property or file applications for transfer.

                      “It is a hassle-free process that's set to be implemented in Nashik by the Settlement Commissionerate. The process of updating land records and uploading them online has already started. Within the next few months, a person would be able to buy property without help from agents and file an application with the registrar himself,” a senior officer from the office of the Deputy Inspector General of Registrations said.

                      The office of the Inspector General of Registrations (IGR) has decided to take steps to allow a person to verify property details himself and file an application for the transfer of property – be it agricultural land, non-agricultural plots or flats.

                      “A person, after having identified the property, will be able go online and enter the property's details. He/she will then be presented with a checklist of required information, which he/she can collect and present to the office. People will also be able to pay the fee online. They will also be able to visit the registration office on a set date to carry out the transaction. All this will be done without help from an agent,” the officer said.

                      The IGR has already started the ‘online’ process for the registration of lease agreements in which people can take help from Authorised Service Providers (ASPs), who will even come home for the documentation.

                      It may be noted that the Office of the Registrar only registers the change in title of the property for which it collects ‘stamp duty’ as a processing fee. Other than checking who the current owner of the property is, it does not stand for the authorization of the property or its legality as that is not the domain of the office.

                      However, it has put in certain checks, including getting permissions or no-objection certificates from local self-governing bodies or holders of land records. These checks include a title search for a certain period in the past. The online verification process includes all these checks.

                      “The 7/12 extract of the property that shows current property holder and cropping pattern is now online. The process of automatic mutation entries (changes in title) is also online in many of the talukas and this has emerged as a major tool to curb illegal or unauthorized property transactions. After having achieved this, the next level of transparency would be achieved with online property transactions. This process will be started within the next six months,” the officer added.

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