CCWA (Chandivali Citizens Welfare Association) has been very active in taking up various civic issues with the local authorities and representatives of the people. On 20th July 2019, CCWA organized an interactive session with BMC Asst. Commissioner (L Ward), Mr. Manish Walunj at Tata Symphony Society Hall. Some major issues faced by the residents were brought to his notice namely traffic congestion on Nahar Amrit Shakti Road and Chandivali Farm Road, illegal parking on Chandivali Farm Road, footpath encroachments, missing drainage covers, sanitary and hygiene issues like irregularities in garbage collection by BMC.
The Asst Commissioner thanked CCWA for their active role and assured the members that his office had alreay started working towards resolving the issues. He further said that immediate joint action by license department and factory & building department of the BMC would deal with the footpath encroachments. He said that to ensure smooth flow of traffic 'No Parking' boards are put up on Chandivali Farm Road and was confident that in the next couple of weeks the entire stretch of Nahar Amrit Shakti Road would also be 'No Parking' zone. The offenders would be fined Rs. 5000/- for 2 wheelers and Rs. 10,000/- for 4 wheelers as per the new rule.
On Sanitary and Hygiene issues like irregularities in garbage collection by BMC and dumping of garbage on roads, AMC shared the numbers of officers of Solid Waste Department with CCWA members, where citizens can send pictures and location of garbage dump in the locality and directed the officers to resolve the issues asap and maintain the sanitary and hygiene of the locality. The garbage issue near Pawar Public School that was raised by a citizen in the meeting was attended to and the garbage dump was cleared in a day.
The citizens pointed out that there is no coordination between different agencies. After paver blocks are laid on the road, immediately thereafter digging starts again. AMC noted the concern but also indicated that if there is a fault in the electrical line or water supply line then he has no option but to give permission. Ideally, there should be service duct on each road but unfortunately there is no such service duct available.
He also gave the good news that "Urban Forest" is being developed at the plot behind Nahar and garden is being developed near Fire Brigade Station, Chandivali.
Mandeep Singh Makkar founder member of CCWA informed My Powai that CCWA would be hammering the issues to various representatives and authorities until they are resolved.
CCWA along with Lok Milan, Tata Symphony, Synchronicity and Nahar societies in association with the Department of Cooperative Societies (L ward) organized a Tree Plantation drive on July 14, 2019. Saplings were Planted by Citizens in various societies as part of this drive.
CCWA invites officer bearers and citizens of various societies in Chandivali to join us in making Chandivali a better place. To join us drop an email at email@example.com with your contact details.