Bhayandar: Shiv Sena MLA Pratap Sarnaik inaugurated street lights running on solar energy on the roads leading to the tribal-dominated hamlets including Dackul-Pada and Maschacha Pada in far-flung areas of the forest zone near Kashimira and Ghodbunder. “Thanks to our legislator, the face of our nondescript tribal hamlet has now transformed into a safe and vibrant one,” said Barku Vartha, a local.
Villagers have to trek 2 km to reach the highway. Fear of attacks by wild animals and criminals had forced residents, especially women, to be confined within their four walls after dusk.

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