Post his last visit to Navi Mumbai located religious and tourist spots Sulaidevi and Gawlidev, Airoli MLA Sandeep Naik had pledged to be back in the areas to launch a cleanliness drive so that both the places are visitors-fit ahead of monsoon. And the MLA kept his date with the initiative as he led a team of forest officials, corporators, NGOs, students, teachers and environment lovers to clean the areas of plastic and bottles.
The team also planted green heads as they tread the course of the mountainous range and nearby areas comprising Sulaidevi and Gawlidev.
After hours long drive of the cleanliness drive Airoli MLA Sandeep Naik stopped to speak to NMTV. He said that his initiative has received good response. But one day drive isn’t enough. It needs to be done for another 4 weeks atleast. He added that the main aim of doing the drive is to create awareness among citizens about maintaining cleanliness in the areas as also encouraging fruit plantation in the areas as it will give way to make natural habitat for bird watching and wild life.
He voiced confidence that soon both will develop as tourist spot for nature lovers. The MLA said that if the entire plan is approved, then GawliDev and Sulaidevi will get facilities like water, steps, toilets, light and pond beautification among others. The MLA plans to take the same up in the upcoming assembly session to speed up the work.
With Monika Bhosale, Zeba Warsia for NMTV News.