Posted in North Mumbai > General on 30/09/2009 at 12:57:12 PM
Minister of Parliament from the Mumbai North Constituency, Sanjay Nirupam, has shared his 100 day report with Praja since joining office.
Below is a synopsis of the same.
1. Public Interactions:
a) Shri Nirupam attended a thanksgiving dinner with the North Mumbai District Congress Committee. Around 15,000 Congress, NCP, RPI workers, members of NGOâ€™s and Representatives of important Organizations were present at the grand cultural event.
b) A victory rally was held on Sunday 24th & 25th May 2009 with Congress office bearers, MLA and all corporators of North Mumbai participated. The rally comprised of a special open double decker bus, several cars, jeeps, rickshaws, taxis and motorbikes.
c) A meeting was convened at the office of the District President to discuss distribution, allocation and method of work. Committees like Committee for Railway issues, MPLAD Committee, Programme coordination committee, Publicity and Press relation committee, Disaster Management Committee, Occupation Certificate and Conveyance Committee, Committee for Forest Land Issues, Implementation of Government Schemes Committee, womenâ€™s Committee, Youth Committee, Voter Enrollment Committee and Manifesto implement Committee were formed.
d) MP Office at Borivili: An office was set up next to Loop Galary, Chandavarkar Road, Borivili West which is the central point for interaction with public.
e) Felicitation of Chief Minister for Deemed Conveyance: A grand public felicitation was arranged for the Honâ€™ble Chief Minister Shri Ashok Chavan for approving the rules framed for Deemed Conveyance. More than thousand local residents most of them Chairmen/Secretaries of Housing Societies attended the felicitation programme. Shri Ramesh Prabhu, Chairman of Maharashtra Societies Welfare Association explained the Notification on Deemed Conveyance.
f) Visit to Municipal Commissioner: A meeting was arranged along with the Municipal Councilors, block presidents and important activists and the Municipal Commissioner wherein all major issues affecting the constituency was discussed.
g) Visit to General Manager â€“ Western Railway: Met the General Manager, Western Railway to discuss the various problems faced by the commuters in North Mumbai. The Railway Officials assured that the issues would be examined and necessary action will be taken in the near future.
h) Janta Darbars: A Janta Darbar was organized in Kandivli East wherein senior officials from the Municipal Corporation, Police, Traffic Police, Rationing Office, several members of Housing Societies, hutment dwellers, NGOs were present along with the general public. A similar Janta Darbar was organized in Borivali West to discuss problems pertaining to the area.
2. Election promises Fulfilled:
a) Upgradation of Railway Stations: In keeping with my election promise, I met Ms Mamta Bannerjee, Honâ€™ble Minister of Railways and convinced her that Borivali and Malad railway stations are in need of up-gradation, renovation and beautification besides providing basic amenities. Accordingly in the railway budget for 2009, it has been announced that Borivali and Malad Railway Stations will be amongst the model railway stations in the country.
b) Special Train to Konkan: As per the election promise, sanction was received for operating Special Trains from Borivali to Madgaon for the Ganpati Festival on 16th, 21st and 28th August, 2009.
c) Special Train to Nagapattinam (Vellankani Shrine), Tamil Nadu: Special trains from North Mumbai to Nagapattinam was fulfilled. The tickets for the train which departed Borivali on 26th August was sold out within a day and efforts are being made to operate the return train on 9th September, 2009.
d) Deemed Conveyance: During the elections large number of housing societies had brought to my notice that their Builders were not co-operating in the matter of Conveyance due to which the residents were unable to carry out redevelopment and get the property transferred in their names. Even though the MOFA Act was introduced, it was not implemented since the rules framed had not been approved due to the Builderâ€™s lobby pressure. The matter was aggressively taken up with the Chief Minister who approved the Deemed Conveyance Rules and the Notification was issued on 25th August, 2009.
a) MK College Borivali West restarted: The college which was closed down due to non-compliance of several Bombay University requirements, was opened. The requirements of the university would be complied as soon as possible.
b) Ryan International School Function: I was invited to a Special Workshop on Journalism for students from various Institutions. The highlight was an interactive session with the students on Politics.
c) Admissions: Large numbers of students living in North Mumbai seek help in securing admissions to various colleges. We tried our best to help as many students as possible by writing to all the college managements and talking to some of them. Students from the economically backward classes were recommended for concession in fees.
4. Socio-cultural events:
As part of my agenda to create harmony and unity amongst the various communities we have decided to celebrate major festivals on a big scale.
a) Dahi Handi Festival: This year the Dahi-Handi Festival was held in Borivali. In view of the Swine Flu threat a special drive was conducted on Swine Flu awareness and more than a 1000 masks were distributed. Teams from all over Mumbai and Thane participated. The first prize of Rs.11,00,000/- was shared by six joint winners.
b) Ganpati Festival: For the Ganpati Festival our activists put up impressive Ganpati Pandals. The Ganpati Festival of Mhatre Wadi, S.V. Road Borivali West won an award for their excellent display which included a 15 minutes laser show on the â€œGreatness of Womenâ€ in our society.
c) Foot Ball Tournament: We part sponsored a popular Foot Ball Tournament held at St. Orlemâ€™s Church Grounds, Malad West in the month of July, 2009 and also witnessed the finals.
5. Development and Other work
a) Development Works from MMRDA Funds: Chief Minister sanctioned an amount of Rs.12.5 crores for the development of North Mumbai. In the last two months around 193 works like laying of paver blocks in passages, lanes and roads, construction/repairs of toilet blocks in slums, beautification of gardens, setting up Nana-Nani Park, constructions/repairs of storm water drains, construction of water tank, provision of 2 inch and 4 inches community water pipelines, covering of drains, digging of several bore wells were initiated.
b) Anti Flood Measures: This year Mumbai witnessed the highest high tide in hundred years. In case the high tide coincided with heavy rain, major flooding would have occurred in various parts of the city. In this background, I sought information from all the Congress Corporators and Block Presidents seeking information on the position of major / minor nallahs, rivers / creeks in the Constituency and visited the areas, along with various officials from the concerned department, to assess the free flow of storm water and assured to complete all the work within one week. A record number of nearly 15 problem spots were covered from one end of the Constituency to the other end in about six hours.
c) Free Health Checkup Camp: On 31st May 2009, a free health checkup camp was organized for the slum dwellers of Rawalpada at the Tambe Primary School, Dahisar (East). Nearly 1000 slum dwellers benefited from the health checkup camps.
d) Renovation of Public Toilets: Public toilets were re-opened at Janupada, Thakur Village, Kandivili (East) and at Rawalpada, Dahisar (East). The renovations of these toilets were proposed by Shri Govindaji, our former MP but the work was not carried out. After learning about the same we pressurized the concerned officials to carry out the work.
The voters of North Mumbai have given me an opportunity to serve the constituency as Member of Parliament and it will be my endeavor to discharge my responsibilities and duties with utmost sincerity and dedication.