The civic chief inspecting one of the RG plots in Mira Road
The civic chief inspecting one of the RG plots in Mira Road

Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, the residents can expect a major relief from water logging as the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) has also braced-up in time for the monsoon season, as newly appointed civic chief Chandrakant Dange is personally monitoring the preparatory work to minimize the annual tryst with deluge faced by citizens in the vulnerable areas of the twin-city.

Apart from inspecting ongoing construction of nullahs including the one running parallel to the national highway in Kashimira and concretion of the 30m wide road from Jesal Park to Ghodbunder Road, Dange also paid a visit to the Sheetal Nagar area in Mira Road on Saturday.

Corporators Rajeev Mehra and Merlyn D’sa apprised the civic chief about the ground realities of the 35-year-old locality which houses around 50 residential societies and is prone to intense water logging every year.

The serious issue of rampant dumping of construction debris on the land tagged as recreational ground (RG- survey no 732/733) ) was brought to the notice of the civic chief. Since the RG plot already houses an open gym, garden joggers track and play areas for kids, the corporators opined to minimize construction so as to ensure that the remaining portion is leveled and used for green patches which act as natural sponge to absorb water.“

The civic chief seemed positive on his approach towards mitigating the woes and has assured to do the needful at the earliest,” said D’sa. Notably, the sprawling locality has caught the fancy of builders who see it as a huge redevelopment opportunity in Mira Road, where finding clear-title vacant plots is a challenge.

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