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NMMC’s pilot project under “One Time Planning” has turned into a major disaster on ground. One Time Planning is the dream project of former Minister Ganesh Naik. Since he had announced it first, there has been so much hype around it that it shot expectations of citizens’ sky high. But a look at the failure of the pilot project has exposed that big talks have turned into big failures. Citizens of the area are now up in arms with NMMC for the devastation of their area and are evidently blaming Ganesh Naik too. They expressed as much while sharing how the roads being built under the pilot project are of sub standard and inferior quality.
Citizens who have heard the Shanghai, Dubai, Singapore promises taunt that their area is not even comparable to Dharavi slums. They say the roads work is criminal wastage of their taxes.
The pilot project was to be completed by November 30, was extended to December 31 and now has been given its third deadline of March 31st. However, going by the pace of work citizens fear it will not meet its deadline again.
Some said that One Time Planning was perhaps a gimmick for one-time elections funding.
For citizens One Time Planning has turned into One Time Destruction making their civic lives civic nightmares.
One Time Planning was former Minister Ganesh Naik’s ambitious dream project that was being turned into a reality through NMMC, ruled by NCP until now. Citizen’s biggest fears are that if NMMC Elections too go Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabha way and NCP loses NMMC, then what will be the fate of One Time Planning.