There are many community centres and multipurpose buildings developed by Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation for overall development of the area. However, it has always failed to maintain these centres. One of such centres is Dr Babashaheb Ambedkar Hall of Sector 9, Vashi.
Inderjeet Singh (Lovely), a resident said, “NMMC’s plan of developing multipurpose structures for residents is always welcome. As the residents are able to organise local events like small birthday party, marriage party, Durga Puja, Ganeshotsav, small competitive events like dance and singing competitions, events for women like Halidi Kum Kum, etc. And all of these are low budget events. But to dismay of residents, these structures are not maintained properly by the authorities.”
For every resident, this structure is like their prestige and while they organise the event here the look represents one’s status. Babashaheb Ambedkar Hall has been in ruins for a long time due to which nobody is able to organise any event here.
All the windows are broken. Cleanliness drive is organised only when any event is organised here. Garbage is also dumped here which troubles residents a lot.
Vashi ward officer Ashok Madhavi said, “Usually these multipurpose structures are taken care by scheme department of NMMC. I have not received any complaint as of now and am not aware of the fact, but will definitely look into the matter and forward the complaint to the concerned department. “
The assurance has, however, not brought any happiness to the residents. V Pawar, a resident said, “The corporation is very well aware as their Ghanta Gadi people and conservancy look at the filth on a daily basis
but none of them have ever touched the garbage. It is the responsibility
of the ward officer to
carry out survey around the city and sustain the property.”
“NMMC’s plan of developing multipurpose structures for residents is always welcome. But to dismay of residents, these structures are not maintained properly by the authorities.
—Inderjeet Singh (Lovely),
—Jaspal Singh naol