Date of Publishing in Dainik Jagran Cityplus: 2011-06-17 00:00:00.0

A pond in Sector 14 of Vashi, which is also known as Juhu Gaon, has been in a deplorable state for a long time troubling residents. Considering the demands of the residents for the makeover of the pond, the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) has now decided to give it a facelift.
One of the residents Ravi Patil expressed, “The 500-square metre pond is utilised every year for various religious rituals, the biggest one being the Lord Ganesha emersion. And as there is residential area around the pond, garbage can be found in it in large quantities polluting the water of the pond.”
Another resident Sunita Khandagle said, “The boundary grill and the walkway are also in a dilapidated condition. Considering all this, we have been demanding redevelopment of the pond and its surroundings.”
Local corporator Prabhakar Bhoir expressed, “Considering the condition of the pond, I had been continuously demanding redevelopment of it at standing committee meets. Fortunately, now that the chairman has interfered and the pond is being given a facelift.” The contract has been allocated to V B Bhoir construction company and the whole work will cost around Rs 23.33 lakh. And the work will be completed within five months.
NMMC city engineer Mohan Dagaonkar informed, “We will remove the sludge from the pond, repair the gate and grill, install new arch gate and a huge grill will be installed on the boundary wall to stop residents from throwing garbage in this pond.”

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