Friday, December 4, 2009

After Bandra, Now Nmmt Begins New Service To Dindoshi In Mumbai

There more good news for bus commuters. Has introduced bus number 123 for its new service route from CBD to Dindoshi. The new bus service was officially commenced at the hands of State Excise and Non-Conventional Resources Minister Ganesh Naik at CBD Bus Depot.

Introduced its first bus service to Mumbai city by plying buses from CBD to Bandra. After receiving a good response from the commuters, it has decided to start service to another route – this time from CBD to Dindoshi. Bus number 123 of NMMT will be playing on this route. These buses, which have been acquired under the JNNURM Scheme, will be playing on various routes in Mumbai. The bus service from CBD to Dindoshi was officially inaugurated at CBD Belapur Bus Depot at the hands of State Excise and Non-Conventional Resources Minister Ganesh Naik. Navi Mumbai Mayor Anjani Bhoir was also present during the ceremony. Ganesh Naik, along with other members enquired about the routes the buses will be plying to. While speaking to the media, Ganesh Naik stated that this service would not be profitable to the transport body but will be beneficial for the commuters as well.

When questioned on how BEST makes creates hassles in Mumbai, the Minister stated that instead of competing, BEST should focus on improving its service. He also opined that in order to tackle the tussle between BEST, Transport Secretary and Transport Commissioner should have a talk with the respective officials and take a decision after listening to both the parties.

Manager Jitendra Papalkar gave an insight about the routes of the new bus service. Further speaking about the new routes he stated that the transport body is thinking of plying some buses out of the 10 buses on Dadar route. He was positive that like the bus services to Bandra, if this one would receive a good response.

When asked about the cold war between BEST, he stated that they believe in healthy competition but their vision is to provide good and efficient service. As far as ticket fares are concerned, he indicated that they might consider increasing them.

Launched its AC Volvo bus services from CBD Belapur to Bandra, BEST too began AC bus service. Now that NMMT has planned to go to Dindoshi, there are chances that the competition.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Musical Evening Marks The 10th Anniversary Celebration Of Seal Charitable Trust

Seal Ashram celebrated its 10th anniversary celebrations amongst eminent musicians and guitarists. A host of personalities like Excise Minister Ganesh Naik and actor Pooja Bhatt were also present.

Seal Ashram celebrated its 10th anniversary celebrations in grand style and with immense enthusiasm. Seal Ashram in Panvel is a shelter for the destitute where the people lying on the streets, the poor and the needy are brought in by this trust to take care of. The ashram also shelters orphans, HIV AIDS patients and mentally retarded. In this endeavor of theirs, the trust has been able to provide food, clothing and education to the destitute till they can stand on their own feet. Completing 10 years of this mission of theirs, a grand celebration was held called the Seal Charity Festival which saw a huge crowd of people participating. For the audience, there was a bounty of musical artists who performed for them. From the guitarist, to the flutist and to the singer, all hearts were captured by their performance.

However, the one performance that won the hearts of the people and left them awestruck was the performance by the who created music with ordinary items like bisleri can. Amongst the dignitaries present were Excise Minister Ganesh Naik, actor Pooja Bhatt and founder of Seal Pastor Philips The guests were all praises of Seal and the performance.

Actor Pooja Bhatt saluted the work done by Seal. We also caught up with other dignitaries on the day. In the end, we caught up with the organizer of the event who thanked the lord on their completion of 10 years and informed that going ahead their first priority would be to start a hospital under their wing.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

State Excise Minister Ganesh Naik Orders Immediate Repair Work For Sanpada Bridge After Inspection

Looks like authorities have finally woken up to the dangers of weak bridges along rail routes post the Kopri incident. In the course, State Excise and Non-Conventional Resources Minister Ganesh Naik paid an inspection visit along with officials at the Sanpada Bridge that has been reeling under unsafe conditions for years. The Minister has ordered immediate repair work of the bridge.

Every year, Dutta Jayanti is organized on a grand scale on December 1st at the Dutt Temple at Sanpada. Lakhs of devotees from all over the city and nearby areas come at the temple for Dutt Jayanthi. And scores of these devotees use the Sanpada railway bridge to reach the temple. The Sanpada bridge that was built years ago jointly by CIDCO and Railways was never maintained post its construction. This is one of the reasons why the bridge reels under highly deplorable conditions. Continuous movement of trains on the rail routes underneath the bridge has led to it being in shaky conditions putting the lives of commuters using it at risk. For years the locals have been demanding that the bridge be repaired but all in vain. At last, State Excise and Non-Conventional Resources Minister Ganesh Naik visited the bridge for an inspection. He was accompanied by MP Dr. Sanjeev Naik, MLA Sandeep Naik, Commissioner Vijay Nahata, CIDCO Officer B K Hariya and others. During the visit Ganesh Naik was seen issuing instructions to carry out immediate reconstruction of the bridge. The locals of Sanpada had been appealing Ganesh Naik to pay attention to the condition of the bridge for a year now. Earlier Ganesh Naik had mooted the idea of a subway but now he opined that an escalator bridge would be a better option.

Since the plans of an escalator bridge would take time and Dutta Jayanthi is coming closer, Ganesh Naik ordered that authorities work of providing some support to the bridge for the festival. He also ordered that special care be taken on the festival day for the safety of devotees using the bridge. For this Ganesh Naik ordered a technical inspection of the bridge at the earliest.

Without mincing words, Ganesh Naik held CIDCO responsible for the present condition of the bridge. It is a known fact that there are many such bridges on rail routes on the city that CIDCO and Railways both refuse to repair passing the buck of responsibility on the other. Ganesh Naik said that if shortage of funds is the reason for this, then they would consider repairing them with JNNURM funds. Ganesh Naik said that there many flaws in CIDCO work, which would be corrected. Sanpada Bridge is one of the biggest issues that haunt locals. Hence it will be a wait and watch when this order of the Minister is executed by officials.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Free Ayurvedic Blood Camp Held At Nerul

Excise and Non-Conventional Energy Minister Ganesh Naik was present during the inauguration of a free blood check up camp at Ayurvedic Village in Nerul.

The Ayurvedic Village Therapy Centre, on the occasion of World Diabetes Day had organized a free medical check up and blood check up camp. State Excise and Non Conventional Energy Minister Ganesh Naik was present to inaugurate the camp. Praising the centre, State Minister Ganesh Naik said that Ayurveda methods gives a peace to the mind and urged the people to use the facilities at the centre. Free medical consultation and blood check up was an opportunity for people to get aware about diabetes, an increasing concern amongst Indians. The Ayurvedic treatments are gaining popularity here A senior Diabetologist explained the advantage of Ayurveda over Allopathy.

State Assembly Highlights

The maiden session of the newly-formed Maharashtra Assembly, which witnessed unruly scenes on the first day, ended with after the Speaker was elected. The winter session will begin on December 8 in Nagpur, was announced on the last. In our weekend bulletin today we bring to you all the highlights of the three days of the maiden session of the newly formed Maharashtra Assembly.
The maiden session of the newly-formed Maharashtra Assembly, which witnessed unruly scenes on the first day, ended with the Governor S C Jamir’s address. Here are the other highlights.
The maiden session of the newly-formed Maharashtra Assembly ended with the Governor S C Jamir’s address. The Governor addressed a joint sitting of the 12th legislature today. All the MLAs in the 288-member House were administered oath. The winter session will begin on December 8 in Nagpur, it was announced here.

State Excise and Non Conventional Energy Minister Ganesh Naik and Airoli MLA Sandeep Naik took oath in the assembly. The father-son duo arrived together for the first session of the new assembly at Vidhan Bhavan. Ganesh Naik took the oath with the other top Ministers of the state. On the other hand MLA Sandeep Naik took oath post lunch.

Young MLAs, from whom there are sky high expectations, chose to remain silent learners in their debut session. From Amit Deshmukh Praniti Shinde to Prashant Thakur and Sandeep Naik all followed the same strategy. Airoli MLA Sandeep Naik voiced confidence of that the team of young MLAs and senior would spell progress for the state.