Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Ganesh Naik has a vision for Navi Mumbai

Ganesh Naik's vision, conception and development inspiring leadership has led to several significant projects being taken up by Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) and civic services being rendered.
Water Supply: Ensured adequate water supply for the city for the next 50 years by transferring Morbe dam for Navi Mumbai from Maharashtra Jeevan Pradikharan (MJP). 24x7 water supply begun in Nerul, Sanpada, Juinagar and CBD-Belapur.
Transportation: Concretised 14-km-six-lane Thane-Belapur Road. Work on the four flyovers on the highway will complete soon. A resolution has been passed for purchase of 120 CNG buses by NMMT. Work is on at Turbhe bus depot for the first CNG filling station in city. The Thane-Belapur-Nerul rail service has started. A women special service's been initiated on Vashi-Panvel and Panvel-CST routes. Efforts are on at the Central government level to speed up work on the proposed Navi Mumbai international airport.
Health: Airoli and Nerul will get 100-bed hospitals soon. Free medical services are provided to the senior citizens in the NMMC hospitals.
Education: Constructed 30 civic schools in the past three years.
House and building improvement: Secured the orders for granting 2.5 FSI for re-construction of CIDCO constructed dilapidated buildings.
Slum improvement: handed over homes to 154 slum dwellers absolutely free. Succeeded in getting the Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA) scheme.
Developmental Projects
* Three world standard Sewage Treatment Plants (STP) have been set up at Airoli, Vashi and Nerul (280 MLD). STPs will be commissioned in Koparkhairane, Sanpada and CBD.
* Modern dumping ground's been set up in Turbhe.
Civic services: Footpaths, concrete roads etc have been provided in the APMC area. Senior citizens have been provided with community centre’s in Vashi, Airoli and Sanpada. Has approved a resolution for underground electric wiring in 29 villages.
Janta Darbar: People's issues were resolved through efforts that conformed to the laws of the land.
Project Affected People: Got the orders for regularisation of need based extensions of houses in villages.
Civic security
* A 52-metre-high Bronto skylift vehicle to fight fire in high rises, an additional 32 metre high skylift vehicle provided to the fire personnel. Plot for fire station allotted in Nerul.
* Number of police beat chowkies increased. Secured an independent RTO office (MH-43) for Navi Mumbai at Kopri. The 2,500 sqft court at CGO in Belapur will soon be shifted to the building next to Konkan Bhavan for the benefit of public.
Unemployed: Public service centres have been established for the unemployed.
Labour Welfare: Made a provision for common wages for contract workers of NMMC. Implemented sixth pay commission for civic employees.
Environment: Developed plan to solve problem of water pollution at pilgrim centres Alandi, Pandharpur, Shani-Shingnapur etc. Implemented non-degradable waste disposal act to solve issue of plastic and non-degradable waste disposal. Artificial ponds for immersion of idols during Ganeshotsav have been developed.
Sports and arts: Has been holding sports festival under the aegis of Navi Mumbai Krida Sankul. Chitrabharti, a dist-level painting competition in which one lakh students participate, is organised under the aegis of Navi Mumbai Kala Sankul every year.
Women upliftment: Shops for women in CBD, Shiravane and Karave village.
Special Scheme: Decision taken of not increasing property taxes, water charges and cess for next 20 years.
Ambedkar Memorial: Project sanctioned to construct Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Memorial at Airoli.
Ganesh Naik's promises
Power Generation: Will set up independent electric power generation project to ensure uninterrupted power in city.
Education: Will launch a scheme to provide free education in municipal schools till graduation level.
Transportation: Initiate water transport to Mumbai. Implement a project of a subway from Turbhe to Taloja. Will work for Monorail and Metro railway projects. Navi Mumbai airport will connected through Metro rail route. Skywalks across the city.
Medical Services: 300-bed super specialty hospitals at nominal rates for patients recommended by NMMC. Public Private Participation has already led to Hiranandani Hospital coming to city. 10 pc of its hospital beds will be reserved for needy patients recommended by NMMC.
Seashore and creeks: Will works for the protection mangroves along the creek areas. beaches of Vashi, Nerul and CBD will be beautified. Old dilapidated jetties at various villages in the city will be reconstructed.
Senior Citizens: Help will be taken from technically qualified senior citizens to improve functioning of NMMC, to complete developmental projects in the best possible manner.
Self-employment: New employment and self-employment opportunities for the youth will be explored. Will set up an Industrial Training Centre for women across city.
Minority Welfare: Will implement the 15 point programme announced by the Central govt for minorities. Will implement recommendations of Sachar Committee and Justice Rangnath Misra Commission. Will erect a memorial of the great freedom fighter Maulana Azad. Will also construct a community hall along with it for Muslim community. Will give priority to starting at least one Urdu school in each ward.
Will construct markets for mutton and chicken shops on node wise in Navi Mumbai. Where required, provide land for burial ground. Also provide amenities and facilities through NMMC for existing and proposed burial grounds. Cultivate the right environment for people of all religious communities to co-exist in newly developed areas.
Hoarding policy: Will launch hoarding policy that will clearly spell out the designated hoarding sites and the size and shape of the hoarding as per the road.
Footpath: Under Footpath Vision, based on the size and shape of the road, the footpath's design, height and type will be worked out. Footpaths will be senior citizen and physically challenged-friendly.
Swimming pool: A plot has been designated in Sector 12 of Vashi for a swimming pool. An indoor stadium too has been planned at the location.
Library: Establish a library with multi-media and audio-visual gadgets along with CDs and DVDs.
park, garden and auditorium: An amusement park project has been approved near Mahape. A botanical garden spread over 240 acres of land has been planned at Adavli-Bhutavli. Will build auditorium at Airoli, Ghansoli and new NMMC HQ on Palm Beach Road.
Sports: Will develop sports complexes across nodes.
Entrance gate: These entry point structures will be built at Thane, Vashi village and CBD Belapur.
Iconic Structure: An iconic structure will be developed on the lines of the Eiffel Tower.
Independent District Status: Efforts will be made for grant of independent district status for Navi Mumbai. Succeeded in getting sanction for an independent police Commissionerate for Navi Mumbai. An independent RTO office has also been established. Will develop all required infrastructure in Navi Mumbai that are required for to make it an independent district.
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