The NMMC Executive Engineer of Water Dept. Sanjay Desai came in the line of fire at Thane Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik’s “Janta Darbaar” for failing to execute the 30, 000 liters for Rs. 50 scheme in Navi Mumbai despite the Minister declaring this in March last year. Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik warned Sanjay Desai of clarifying any doubts with him at the darbaar because he will not take excuses for failing to implement the scheme further. t was ahead of the municipal elections of 2010 that Thane Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik’s announced the 30, 000 liters of water for Rs. 50 scheme. To implement the same, NMMC tabled a proposal in its general body meeting of the last house and the same was approved as well. However, it’s been almost a year and the scheme is yet to find the light of the day. On the contrary, the complaints of residents of receiving steep water bills have increased. Ironically one such society that has similar complaints with NMMC Water Dept. is where the Minister himself resides that is Balaji Garden. When the issue came to the Minister at his janta darbaar Thane Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik came down heavily on NMMC’s Executive Engineer Sanjay Desai and reprimanded him for failing to implement the scheme. Coming down heavily on Sanjay Desai the Minister said that he had said what he wanted to once and he will not repeat it. He also told Sanjay Desai to work more responsibly. Speaking to the media later, Thane Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik said that the citizens of Navi Mumbai had supported the decision of buying Morbe Dam, which was nothing less than a risk and that is why when the decision has become a success story, the citizens should get the reward by getting uninterrupted water supply. The Minister also gave an insight on the proposal that NMMC had approved and said that it clearly stated how the policy was to be implemented in all residential buildings of the city. Explicating that he needed to clarify Sanjay Desai’s doubts, he said that it was needed as tomorrow citizens would complaint about steep bills and NMMC would face flak for it. He also said that despite the announcement of the scheme, if the bills were still steep then the Mayor and Commissioner would be informed the same. With cameraperson Vinayak Dalvi, Monika Bhosale for NMTV News.
October 9, 2008