Hazardous spots on IT Park Road

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 14 Jun 2018 09:33:03


Staff Reporter,

‘THe Hitavada’ team took a review of some of the areas like Gopal Nagar, Tukadoji Nagar, Kamgar Colony, IT Park Road and found the place in utter mess, with no proper drains to clear the flow of rain water along the road. Citizens, who were contacted at the site spoke in unison about the pathetic situation that is in utter neglect. The Hitavada team also visited the IT Park area and to their horror, found the open cement drains along the road from Persistent Systems Limited to Ring Road, full of garbage and rain water.

There are 24 such open drains waiting to accept an innocent unwary user of footpath, or a two wheeler to take a plunge, specially in blinding rain conditions, when the drains are full to the brim and blend perfectly with the path. What is shocking is the total apathy shown by the NMC, its engineering team and the contractor making the road and laying a pipeline for the drainage, specially near the Cafe Coffee Day near Gayatri temple, the recklessly placed Pile of Cement blockks on the Road, the dangerous slopes of the cement Road. The Hitavada photographer Anil Futane, while clicking a picture of an open drain was questioned and asked to identify himself, by one person, who appeared to be an employee of the road Contractor, for taking photo.

While speaking to the Corporator of Ward 37, Pramod Tabhane, who is a Civil Engineer himself, the details one got were very impressive. Said Tabhane, “We had taken action of cleaning the drains, before the rain started and saw the results, specially at Tukdoji Nagar, Kamgar Colony.” He expressed his shock at the water-logging near Padole Hospital. He felt that the drain outlets need to be widened and relocated. Also present on the occasion was Raju Wagh of Jeevan Suraksha Prakalp, who pointed out to an encroachment on the road, made by a lady at Parsodi Basti, that has led to Rain water being diverted into homes. Speaking about his work, Tabhane informed that new drainage lines have been laid in Gopal Nagar, that has led to clearing of water-logging.