Ghansoli residents have been facing problems due to laxity of officials of developing authority CIDCO and administrating authority NMMC. The residents are not able to avail the benefits of various basic amenities.
Deepak Patil, a resident said, “Ghansoli is a newly developed area where development is still under progress. Sector 1 to 7 and 9 have been developed by CIDCO and handed over to NMMC. Sectors 8, 15, 16 and 17 are still developing. The number of residents are increasing day by day so is the need of basic amenities. Instead of developing gardens, library, gym, etc, the developing authority has only developed sewerage treatment plant in the area. The residents have been deprived of almost all kinds of services.”
S Waghmare, another resident said, “Kamaltai P, the former Corporator of the area had been demanding a garden for welfare of children, women and senior citizens of area for a long time. But the NMMC had told us that this project of garden has been delayed as CIDCO has not handed over plot to NMMC till now.” Shobha Patil, present corporator, said, “In June last year, I had demanded land for garden, gym, library, etc. But till date, the NMMC has not done anything in this regard. The plots that were to be developed as park have been turned into garbage dump. This has troubled many residents as parks are very important for children, women and senior citizens. It’s high time for the NMMC to consider these demands seriously as basic amenities like playground, library, gym, etc are very important for overall development of the society.”
Ghansoli NMMC Ward Officer Bhaskar Sansane said, “There are couples of gardens available for the residents, however, we have still not received any new orders from headquarters and hence commenting on the issue is presently not possible, however, as the developments are still going on, the said services will also be provided soon.”
It’s high time for the NMMC to consider these demands seriously as basic amenities like playground, etc are vital.”
— SHOBHA PATIL,
—Jaspal Singh Naol