NMC to hold co-ordination meets with other agencies: Mpl Commr

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 14 Jun 2018 10:03:01


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Agencies taking up work that involves digging up road will have to seek permission of NMC and deposit amount required for restoration of road

Taking serious cognisance of a delegation of ‘The Hitavada’ that confronted Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) on Tuesday over various issues facing the citizens, Municipal Commissioner Virendra Singh swung into action on Wednesday. He directed that various agencies taking up work that involves digging up road would have to obtain permission of NMC and also deposit the amount required for restoration of road after the work.

Virendra Singh also directed the officials concerned to organise co-ordination meetings with all the agencies other than NMC to discuss solutions to various problems faced by people in the city. He chaired a meeting of officers at Administrative Building of NMC on Wednesday. He said, the civic body should not give permission of digging road to mobile phone service provider companies for laying of cables, Orange City Water (OCW) for laying of water pipelines, Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) for laying of electric cables, and others without these agencies obtaining prior permission of NMC and depositing funds for restoration work.

It is the responsibility of the agencies concerned to restore the roads. Otherwise, Singh warned, their deposits will not be returned. He took stock of on-going cement road works in the city.

The Municipal Commissioner received feedback from the officers that various agencies/companies did not restore the roads even after completion of their work. They did not deposit charges for road restoration with the local body before digging.

He expressed displeasure over this and asked the officials to enforce the directions with immediate effect.
The Municipal Commissioner also directed the officials to expedite construction of cement roads in the city. The civic body should issue directions to divert traffic to other roads to pave way for construction work, with the help of Traffic Police. He asked Health Department officials to clear storm water drains to reduce waterlogging of under-construction roads during rains. He also reviewed development plan roads, Mokshadham overbridge, water tanks at Hudkeshwar and Narsala, sports complex at New Shukrawari, Fish Market, Narsala crematorium, fire station at Trimurti Nagar, construction of zone office at Laxmi Nagar, etc.

Ravindra Kumbhare, Additional Municipal Commissioner; Jayant Dandegaokar, Deputy Commissioner; Manoj Talewar, Chief Engineer; Vijay Banginwar, consultant; Naresh Borkar, Rajesh Bhutkar, Aniruddha Chouganjkar, Moti Kukreja, Girish Wasnik, Sanjay Jaiswal, all of them Executive Engineers; Rajesh Dupare, Deputy Engineer; Dr Pradeep Dasarwar, Health Officer; and Amol Chorpagar, Garden Superintendent were present in the meeting.

‘Install reflectors on roads’
The Municipal Commissioner directed the officials concerned to install reflectors on roads and display a board on traffic rules to help drivers in driving safely during night. The reflectors should be install at a specific distance all over the city, he added.

Dislpay of information billboard
Virendra Singh also directed the officials to display information billboard at under-construction site of cement roads and other works. It is necessary to display information about the project for the benefit of citizens, he said. The billboard will provide information including name of contractor, cost of the project, date of inception and completion, and permission of Traffic Police and other competent authorities.

Co-ordination meeting every month
NMC will organise meeting of co-ordination committee on second Tuesday of every month. The committee comprises all the departments engaged in development of the city. These include Nagpur Metro Rail Corporation Limited, Orange City Water, MSEDCL, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, Nagpur Police, Public Works Department, National Highways Authority of India, and others.