Monday, March 16, 2009

Have a Smooth Ride- Go on the Thane- Belapur Road Says Ganesh Naik.

While the concretization work at Thane Belapur Road might have brought nightmares to the commuters for the last two years, with the work coming to a closure, everyone is praising NMMC for the smooth drive on the concretized roads. The Thane Belapur Road – has been commuters’ worst nightmares for decades but looks like the nightmare is finally coming to a closure with the closure of the concretization work of the road. The concretization project that was promoted by
Thane Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik and pushed by first Mayor Dr. Sanjeev Naik at the NMMC level.
As the work of concretization is coming to an end, the opinion of the masses, as media surveyed would be music to the ears of the ruling front at NMMC . When media spoke to every segment of commuters and tax paying citizens in Navi Mumbai and Thane, the unanimous opinion is that the drive to and fro from this stretch especially for Navi Mumbaikars and Thaneites was never this smooth, no traffic congestion and time saving.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Environment and lab our Minister Ganesh Naik orders the rehabilitation of street vendors.

Labour and Enviornment Minsiter Ganesh Naik has ordered the proper rehabilitation of an estimation of an estimated hawkers who have been displaced by the ongoing work of Sanpada-Palm Beach Flyover.

Among those who have lost theirs means of livelihood were vegetable vendors and some women’s self help groups. On 10 January, they went with their grievances to labour minister Ganesh Naik immediately directed NMMC that the affected persons be provided with a suitable plot where they can continue their businesses.

“They should be rehabilitated in the same manner as the Project Affected Persons (PAPs),” the minister told the NMMC officials present on the spot.

Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik Campaign for Bye elections at Airoli.

The bi-elections being held at Airoli saw massive support from Thane Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik for the NCP candidates Anil Gavte and Gopal Mahale at Chinchpada and Ramnagar. Ganesh Naik addressed the crowd at ward no. 7 and ward no. 02 elections. Not many had gathered for the election gatherings and processions.
The gathering was just graced by many NCP members but also the candidates of RPI. Navi Mumbai’s first Mayor Sanjeev Naik also addressed the gathering and stated that they would not tolerate any injustice done to their voters, this time round. Call it yet another turning point in the by elections but Sanjeev Naik once again proved that he has become a seasoned campaigner for NCP as corporators Mukesh Gaikwad pledged his loyalty to NCP.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik solicits co –operation from citizens to pay additional tax for using additional FSI.

Thane guardian minister, Ganesh Naik has brought some respite to the property holders in the city by ordering a stay on the notices issued by municipal commissioner Vijay Nahata to pay up additional property tax to those utilizing additional floor space index (FSI), permitted by CIDCO.
Speaking at the specially convened press meet at CIDCO guest house, Naik Said Municipal Commissioner Nahata has issued notices regarding the payment of additional property tax to property holders within the NMMC jurisdiction, Comprising residential, Commercial and Industrial users, Who have been using additional FSI, Nahata issued the order since it was mandatory as per resolution passed in the general body meeting.”
Naik further assured, “The tax payers will not be burdened with the additional property tax and for that purpose, the NMMC administration has been asked to prepare a revised and rectified proposal, which should be approved in the general body meeting. Meanwhile, it is justified that those using additional FSI, pay the additional FSI, pay the additional Property tax. For example, if someone has a 500 square Feet Flat and are paying Rs.50 as property tax. If they utilize an additional FSI of 100 sq ft. it is mandatory for them to pay an additional property tax of Rs 10 as per the rate able Value.”
Meanwhile, Naik has assured during the elections that there will be no increase in property tax for the coming 20 Years. Now, Since NMMC has increased the rateable value and served notices to the additional FSI users to pay up additional property tax, the citizens are perplexed about NMMC’s Decision.
Naik had urged the citizens to co-operate by paying additional property tax for using additional FSI, which he says is mandatory. Naik even asked the NMMC to levy the old rate able value of the property on those who have reconstructed old and dilapidated buildings and have utilized the same area. He even advised the citizens that those who have built additional FSI and have not obtained the Mandatory Occupancy Certificate and/or Commencement Certificate; they should obtain it at the earliest and fulfill the legal terms for making their constructions authorized.

Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik announced two core committees.

The two core committees constituted by the excise and environment minister Ganesh Naik, in order to draw the road map for infrastructural developments in Navi Mumbai. Naik who is also the guardian minister of thane level meeting on January 8 at Mantralaya and announced the formation of two core committees for planning and executing all major development projects in the satellite city. The minister had announced that a committee headed by GS Gill will consist of the chiefs of police, MIDC, MTDC, MSRDC, NMMC, etc, and will define the policies for developing major infrastructure facilities in Navi Mumbai in accordance to international standards.
The minister has conceived the idea of developing single tier fly over roads parallel to Thane-Belapur road, Palm Beach road and Nerul-Uran road, besides a new six lane roads earmarked for linking Navi Mumbai with the proposed airport at Panvel. Innovative plans are on the anvil to promote tourism industry in the city and to develop the water transport service between Alibaug and Navi Mumbai. The projection is made on the expected population growth for the next 25 years,” says Birajdar. The deputy mayor claimed that fund is not a constraint in the proposed development works when many industrialists have come forward to execute the projects on BOT basis. “The meeting was conspicuous with the presence of representatives of giant industrialists like Reliance and Herdillia chemicals. Reliance has shown interest in financing infrastructural projects on BOT basis.
The core committee will decide the future course of action in appropriate time,” informs Birajdar. Birajdar disclosed that the main thrust of constituting the committee was to avoid inordinate delay in policy making and implementation of important development projects. “The frequent sitting of the committees will develop increased coordination among various head of departments. This will save time and will help to complete all the projects in due time” Both CIDCO managing director GS Gill and NMMC commissioner Vijay Nahata could not be reached for comments. As the committees have been announced by minister Naik, their statutory authority and jurisdiction is still unheard, says a senior NMMC official on condition of anonymity. “Unless a government notification comes, we cannot comment on the constitution and statutory powers of the committees. They are just informal bodies, which cannot decide on policy matters,” Sanjeev Naik informs.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Controversial so called Stadium of CBD Belapur finally open doors for public by Ganesh Naik

The controversial so called stadium of NMMC was finally inaugurated in a ceremony at CBD Belapur in the presence of State Minister for Excise and Environment Ganesh Naik and MLC Manda Mhatre.
Situated at CBD Belapur; this project that started off as a stadium and is now a sport and commercial complex has made political headlines more often than not. The stadium is the brainchild of MLC Manda Mhatre and her son former corporator Nilesh Mhatre. The stadium was first proposed at the Late Rajeev Gandhi Playground at CBD Belapur when MLC Manda Mhatre was a corporator. Later on the project’s foundation stone was laid when her son Nilesh Mhatre was elected as corporator at NMMC and MLC Manda Mhatre contributed Rs. 10 lacs for it from her MLC funds. And finally, the project has been completed in the tenure of local corportaor Dr. Jayaji Nath. Built on an area of 2100 sq. meter, this sports complex has 28 shops as well. While much work of the sports complex is still to be completed, the first phase was inaugurated at the hands of State Excise and Environment Minister and Thane Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik in a ceremony held at the complex. The leader also acknowledged the work done by the NMMC administration in giving CBD Belapur this amenity.
Ironic to the very controversial bhumipujan of the stadium a few years ago, the inaugural ceremony was a complete contrast with Thane Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik sharing the dais with MLC Manda Mhatre. During her address, MLC Manda Mhatre shared with Minister Ganesh Naik how the idea of the project was conceived.
Speaking to the media, Thane Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik acknowledged the work done by her and local corporator Dr. Jayaji Nath for the project. He also expressed hope that with so many sports associations and clubs working in Navi Mumbai, sports would definitely get a boost in the long run.
We also caught up with the woman leader of CBD Belapur who was the first to dream about a stadium for the youth of CBD Belapur. Reiterating the response of Thane Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik MLC Manda Mhatre shared with us how the project took off and has now opened doors for the citizens of Navi Mumbai. And according to local Corporator Dr. Jayaji Nath he is happy that he could do some work that he will be remembered even if he is not a corporator tomorrow.
While the role of Dr Nath has been significant in executing the project but CBD Belapur would not have got this sports complex without the vision of MLC Manda Mhatre for starting it and the determination of Thane Guardian Minister Ganesn Naik to complete it.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Ganesh Naik Promises to get funds for city court building.

NAVI Mumbai as a city is developing at a fast peace, and the city’s population is growing tremendously. Taking this into consideration, I will take all efforts to make available the necessary funds for setting up a court building in the city,” said cess and Environment Minister and Thane District Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik.
Mr.Naik gave this assurance to a delegation of Navi Mumbai Advocate Bar Association led by its President H B Patil who met the minister recently with regard to the construction of the court building in the city.
Mr Naik further added that the state finance Ministry would be requested to fund the required amount for the court building construction as a special consideration.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Kin of 26/11 Martyrs honoured at vashi by Gnaesh Naik

Exactly three months after the 26/11 terror attacks on the city, martyr cop Vijay Salaskar’s widow made a strong, heartfelt appeal to politicians to get their act together so that there were no more 26/11 repeats in the country.
Smita Salaskar, the widow of encounter specialist Vijay Salaskar spoke at a function organized by the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation in Vashi to honour the families of 18 policemen and armymen killed in the terror attacks. They were given cheques of Rs 5 lakh each by Thane’s Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik. Salaskar’s wife stated that blasts and terror attacks have been happening consistently since 1993, but the police were still using outdated weapons to ensure their city’s and nation’s security, creating unfortunate “veer matas and veer patnis’’. Vineeta Kamte, widow of slain additional commissioner of police Ashok Kamte, was unable to make it to the venue. So Navi Mumbai police commissioner Ramrao Wagh accepted the cheque on her behalf. Many were seen crying silently as they remembered the martyrs at the function. The others who came to Vashi to accept the honour were Kavita Karkare, widow of Hemant Karkare, Mansi Shinde, Madhavi More, Vandana Ombale, widow of Tukaram Omble, who died in the Marine Drive encounter, Bhikaji Jadhav and others. Families of Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan, NSG commando Gajendra Singh, and of Kamte will be given the cheques at a later date.