At the inauguration ceremony of the laying of water pipelines in Navpada Area, Bandra (E). Post our ‘Protest Morcha’ on 19th December 2013 against the callous attitude of the concerned officials in the H-East ward, the work on these water pipelines commenced. I am happy that the citizens of the Navpada area will finally receive a steady flow of water, a basic necessity which was denied to them.
It was a day of celebration for the residents of Kalina who will now finally have their own market, with the issues surrounding its five year stop -work being resolved. This evening, I met Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat, Municipal Commissioner Sitaram Kunte, the residents of Kalina and the vicinity fisher folk to resolve this matter.
This had been a very sensitive matter for the Kalina residents as there was no market in its vicinity and the fisher folk were sitting on the street outside the market. The fisher women too had been on a chain fast in protest and for the market work to start. Today theirs and the residents of Kalina’s struggle came to a fruitful end.
Supported the cause of ‘Reduction of Power Tariff in Mumbai’ with M.P. Sanjay Nirupam on 13th January 2014 at the Regional Reliance Office (Kandivali West)
Following were the specific demands to Reliance Energy:-
1) Scrapping the fixed charge of Rs.100 per bill
2) Scrapping the Regulatory Asset Charge of Rs.600 for consumption of over 500 units toward Infrastructure
3) Replacement of defective electronic meters imported from China with authentic and accurate Meters
I had been addressing the issues of the H-East ward time and again, but had received no action from the concerned officials. Today's Morcha was only to voice the rage of the public against the callous attitude of the concerned officials in the H-East Ward. Over 3500 people came out and supported this cause. The meeting with the Add Municipal Commissioner was positive and they have assured us of addressing the issues within assigned time frames.