MLC Manda Mhatre has taken up a mission where NMMC had failed so far. She has taken up the cause of restoring the heritage sites at Kille Gaonthan. After MLC Manda Mhatre raised the issue of restoring and conserving the heritage sites at Kille Gaonthan, nine members of the state legislative council arrived at Kille Gaonthan to study the sites. Navi Mumbai bureaucratic heads who were present during the visit and subsequent meet included CIDCO MD G S Gill and NMMC Commissioner Vijay Nahata. The visiting delegation voiced concern over the poor conditions of the heritage fort. Suresh Varpudkar – the head of the delegation accepted that all the government bodies in charge of Navi Mumbai had neglected the heritage sites. MLC Madhu Chauhan and MLA Vivek Patil too voiced concern on the condition of the fort and said that they will raise the issue of the heritage fort in the assembly. We also spoke to MLC Manda Mhatre – the woman who has single handedly mooted the work of restoring and conserving the heritage sites. While CIDCO Managing Director G S Gill said that beautification of the heritage site could make it a popular tourist spot, he had no justification as to why CIDCO neglected the heritage site for always.
November 19, 2009
August 19, 2008