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Congress joins issue
Restarts work on Vashi subway stopped by
Shiv Sena leader; makes a show of shramdaan
By Chandrashekhar Hendve
VASHI: A big dispute
has been ranging between the Shiv Sena
and the Congress over
the construction of a
subway across SionPanvel highway at
Vashi. Congress activists made a show of restarting the work with
shramdaan (voluntary
work) which had been
stalled on account of
opposition by a local
Sena leader.
PWD has construct-
I was late for the function because my car
got caught in a traffic
jam. Now I’ll talk about
how efficient our traffic police are.
ed an all weather subway at Vashi connecting Sector-6 and Vashi
village. The idea was to
allow unhindered flow
of traffic between the
two sides. When the
work was almost complete – only approach
roads were left to be constructed at either end local Shiv Sena corporator, Vittal More raised
objection forcing the
work to be stopped.
That was about a
month ago. Miffed by
the development, Congress Corporator from
Vashi village, Dashrat
Bhagat, on Friday collected a few party volunteers and made a
show of restarting the
work. The contractor
seems to have lent support by sending a road
roller and other equipment. Obviously, the
two parties have lined
up at opposing ends and
have decided to make
political capital out of
Vittal More has argued that the subway
will attract a lot of traffic to the spot destroy-
ing the peaceful atmosphere now prevailing.
Dashrat Bhagat has
been arguing that it is
essential link and a
much sought after facility for the citizens.
Anyway, work on the
subway has been over
and there is no point in
abandoning it now.
NMMC has reportedly
decided to build the approach roads on either
side. Will the coming
election help to put an
end to the dispute? That
is the question being
posed by the citizens.
Advance Reservation
Period increased from
60 to 120 days
By Chandrashekhar Hendve
VASHI: The Advance
Reservation Period
(ARP) for booking accommodation in trains
has been increased from
60 to 120 days (excluding the date of journey)
with effect from April 1.
This has created an effect on the Vashi Railway Station where the
numbers of passengers
come to book their tickets
between 1.4.2015 upto
28.7.2015. There will,
however, be no change
in case of certain day
time Express trains
like Taj Express, Gomti Express; special
trains etc, where lower
time limits for advance
reservations are at
present in force. There
will also be no change
in the case of the limit
of 360 days for foreign
The Ministry of
Railways has increased
the platform ticket rate
from Rs.5 to Rs.10 from
April 1.
Wit effect from April
1 the booking in trains
from train originating
stations will open and
remain available for
120 days. For instance,
as on April 1, for trains
leaving on July 28, the
reservation can be obtained for journey commencing on all days
A record 13.45 lakh
tickets were booked
through Railway’s
IRCTC website on April
1, the first day from
which the 120-day advance booking rule
came into effect.
In comparison,
IRCTC sees an average
booking of 5 lakh tickets each day. Train tickets can now be booked
120 days in advance (exCont. on pg. 4
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4 April, 2015
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Discussion Topics:
• NeuroGen Brain
and Spine Institute Celebrates World Autism
• Felicitates Two
Special Children For
their Special Achievements
• Navi Mumbai
Commissioner of Police, Mr K L Prasad,
felicitates Mr. Shantanu Deo, Autistic Kid
of 16 years of age for
having cleared his
tenth grade examinations from the NIOS
board and helping his
mother train visually
impaired children for
scholastic activities
•Second child who
is being felicitates is a
26 year old girl Ms.
Pratibha Kamath who
was treated for Mental
Retardation. She is being felicitated for her
exemplary skills at
Bharatnatyam and her
beautiful sitar music.
She is also a skilled
crafts person, making
colorful divas and other items of home decor.
•Autism Spectrum
Disorder (ASD) is one
of the commonest
childhood neuro-psychiatric disorders.
Presently over one
crore children in India
are affected and being
treated with drugs for
symptomatic relief,
special education, occupational speech and behavioural therapies. In
the USA the incidence
of Autism is 1 in 68
Venue: NeuroGen
Brain & Spine Institute, Station Road, Sector
Seawoods, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra
Day & Date: Saturday, April 04, 2015
Time: 11.00 am (followed by Lunch)
Other events:
1) Live Visuals of
the children’s performing, Visuals of felicitation event and also
bytes from children
and parents.
2) Sound bytes of
patient and doctor
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Vol 18 No 49Navi Mumbai 4 - 10 April, 2015RNI No. 71478/97 Pages 4 Price Re.1
Skywalk at Airoli is a victory
for traffic department
By Dinesh Kamath
work of constructing a
sky walk in Airoli has
begun. The construction work is being carried out by Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation
(MIDC) just in front of
Airoli railway station
along Thane-Belapur
This particular road
has proved to be a dangerous spot owing to a
big number of pedestrians having to cross the
road. There is a large
number of accidents
that take place here
and traffic jams happen
constantly. The traffic
policemen posted here
finds it difficult to manage the road and hence
they came up with the
idea of having a sky-
walk here and this idea
they passed on to MIDC
which after considering
the magnitude of the
problem sanctioned
around Rs 2.5 crores for
constructing the skywalk here.
The job of constructing the skywalk has
been assigned to a private company which
specializes in building
skywalks. The work
might get completed by
the end of the year af-
ter which the skywalk
will be opened for the
pedestrians and thus
provide them and the
traffic police the necessary relief.
The skywalk
will be constructed to suit the
space available
and at the same
time to make it
convenient for
the commuters
too. It is not yet
decided whether
to have an elevator for the benefit of senior citizens and
handicapped persons.
Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation and
MIDC are coordinating
with each other to come
up with a good job as
far as this skywalk is
Thane-Belapur Road
is one of the busiest
streets of Navi Mumbai
and thousands of people
need to use this road on
daily basis and hence
the skywalk is bound to
prove to be a boon for
all of them.
Suicide by 22-year old girl
By Vikram Gaikwad
PANVEL: After almost three and a half
months, a married
man who allegedly had
developed an affair with
the deceased, has been
booked by the local police on the charge of
abetting suicide.
The deceased Rashmi Chowdhury (22)
and the accused, Ajaykumar Singh, were residents of the same
neighbourhood in
Sena activist switches sides; joins NCP
By a staff reporter
AIROLI: Ms Shobha
Madhav Kotian, a long
time activist of Shiv
Sena, has decided to
quit the party and join
Nationalist Congress
Party. She was welcomed into the party by
none other than the party’s supreme leader in
Navi Mumbai, Ganesh
Kotian, who claims
to be enjoying the support of a large number
of workers, has announced her support to
Shashikala Anant Sutar
who will be NCP’s candidate from Ward No 10.
“We will get Ms Sutar
elected with a com-
manding majority,” she
announced after joining
the party.
Outgoing house lead-
Airoli has a large
number of IT industries owing to which
there is a huge number
of commuters travelling along Trans-Harbour line to reach Airoli station. Hence earli-
er the work of skywalk
gets completed better
will it be for those people who reside or have
their work place in
The decision to have
a skywalk at Airoli has
proved to be a victory
for traffic department
which had been trying
to convince since a very
long time both NMMC
and MIDC about the
need of a skywalk at
this particular spot.
er Anant Sutar was also
present on the occasion.
He lover comes under lens
after three months
ONGC colony in Panvel. Singh, who hailed
from Gaziabad district
Pradesh, was
employed in
O N G C .
Though married, he used
to stay at
Panvel alone,
having left his
family back in
his native
Over the
years, Singh
and Rashmi
developed affinity which
eventually ended up in
an affair. Promising to
marry her, Singh had
persuaded her to have
sex with him and over
the next two years, they
used to have frequent
sex. As this
was going on,
Singh used to
pester and
even harass
her for money.
After obliging
him for some
months, when
she refused to
pay him, he
would often
abuse and even
threaten her.
When finally
she decided to end the
secret affair and wanted him to tie the knot,
Cont. on pg. 3
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4 - 10 April 2015 Co-operative Housing Societies
Housing Management - 62
Declaration under APPENDIX -25
A K Bhattacharyya
Question — I, after obtaining due permission from the society applied for transfer
of my Shares and Interest in the Capital
property of the society.
Our society is insisting
me to enclose a declaration under byelaw No
38(e)(xi) in the prescribed form of APPENDIX -25. along
with other enclosures to
the application form for
transfer. Sir, In a public meeting you expressed that the same
need not be required to
be enclosed. Will please
clarify the position ?
Answer — Byelaw
No 38(e)(xi) claims the
undertaking in compliance with the provisions of any law for the
time being in force.
Such a declaration is
required to honour the
Urban Land (Ceiling &
Regulation) Act. 1976.
The object this Act was
to facilitate the availability and affordability of urban land by increasing its supply in
the market. It provided for imposition of a
ceiling on both ownership and possession of
vacant land, acquisition of excess vacant
land by the Government for common good.
In principle no law
should be static but dynamic. With the passage of time and to cope
up with the requirement of the situation, it
needs to be amended,
re-casted or even repealed.
This form was required to be furnished
to honour the demand
of the said law as was
in force during the time
when this byelaw was
approved by the Commissioner for Cooperation and Registrar of the
Cooperative Societies on
2nd July 2001.
It is understood that
the claim of Byelaw No
NOTE ::Application form for 8th batch for subsidized
Training Programme for Manager in CHS
scheduled to start by early April 2015) available in
the office of the Federation up to 21st March. Limited
seats. 3 months’ course. All Saturdays 6pm to 8pm &
Sundays 10am to 2pm. Eligibility H Sc XII pass. Age
18 and above. Certificates are issued jointly by Jt.
Registrar Cooperative Societies (CIDCO) & Our Federation to successful candidates. Vacancies in Navi
Mumbai are more than 2000. Successful candidates
of earlier batches are gainfully employed. One time
fee (including study materials, law books stationeries
etc.) Rs. 2500/-only. Federation has also intended to
start a simultaneously batch in CBD Belapur in addition to the existing venue at Vashi.
38(e)(xi) for the undertaking in compliance
with the provisions of
the Urban Land Ceiling
& Regulation Act. 1976
does not hold good at
this stage.
However, the society
is bound to honour all
the provisions of its registered Byelaws until
and unless the same is
duly amended. Considering from the stand
point of the society, it
cannot be said to be illegal. In my humble
opinion the matter
needs to be addressed
for intervention of the
Jt. Registrar of Cooperative Societies (CIDCO), who should be
impressed upon with
the justification and necessity for effecting the
amendment to the required effect. This issue may be dealt by the
registrar suo-motu or
on the appeal of the society.
In view of the
present situation, the
society may to arrange
for taking a resolution
in the general Body to
amend this specific provision to be deleted, in
the interest of smooth
functioning of the society, for onward submission, with the request
to the Jt. Registrar of
Cooperative Societies
(CIDCO) to approve the
amendment or even to
exercise the power vested on him under Section 14 of the Maharashtra Cooperative
Societies Act 1960, to
call upon the societies
in Navi Mumbai to
make the amendment
to delete the said provision under byelaw No
38(e)(xi) in the prescribed form of APPENDIX -25.
Readers may enjoy free consultation with the author
on all working days Morning — 11 am to 1 pm —
Navi Mumbai Co-operative Housing
Federation Ltd. Tel : 2789 7301
Evening — 5 pm to 7 pm with appointment
at Keshav Kunj, Plot No 75, Sector 26,
Parsik Hill, CBD Belapur. Mob : 98204 49452,
Tel : 2752 1049 / 1050
A K Bhattcharyya, Chairman, Navi Mumbai
Co-operative Housing Federation Ltd.
Jive Daya - Live and Let Live, Way
Of Life: JES Navi Mumbai Chapter
Text and Photo
by Ashok Dhamija
VASHI: Jain Engineer ’s Society, Navi
Mumbai Chapter on
occasion of Bhagavan
Mahavir Jayanti
propagated the message of Jive Daya for
all human beings , in
order to communicate the significance
of the phrase ‘Live
and let live with due
caring’ is understood
and accepted as the
most important value for human kind.
JES Navi Mumbai Chapter is one of
the 24 Chapters
spread across India
who have been working selflessly for serving the society using
its engineering skills
and driven by Jain
values shared with
this author that Lord
Mahavira always
preached that one
should not accumulate bad karmas
(deeds) which are the
main cause of human
delusion and suffering and lead to vicious cycle of life and
death and continues
till one is liberated.
Jive Daya is one of path
for practising Ahimsa.
Jive in Sanskrit means
Jiva in Hindi means
any leaving being. So
caring or working for
betterment of any living being is called Jive
Daya. The same can be
as simple as feeding a
hungry man, caring for
ill or old people. Jive
Daya can be treating of
or looking after animals who can’t speak,
Jive Daya can be saving Cows from Slaugh-
ter house, caring for
them in Cow pen
(Gauvshalas or Panjrapole). Jive Daya can be
anything and everything relating to caring
and serving for living
beings which would reduce their suffering,
pain and make them
live healthy and peace-
fully. Hence its important that all liaving beings live freely and
healthy without fear in
coexistence of each other.
About Mahavir Jayanti: Mahavir Jayanti (or Lord Mahavir’s
Janm Kalyanaktithi
) which is celebrated
every year on the
13th day of the Chaitra month fell on
Thursday (April, 2nd,
2015) marked the
2,613 years of the
birth of Lord Mahavir who was born
in 599 BC and is the
Mahavira was
born at a place called
Kundagrama in
Vaisali (presently in
Bihar state), who
spread the message
of peace and non-violence. According to
Mahavira, to live a
righteous life one
should follow the following principles,
which are the main
pillars of Jainism
(Ahimsa) causing no
harm to living beings; truthfulness
(Satya) to speak the
truth, non-stealing
(Asteya) not to possess
things that does not
belong to you; Chastity
(Bramacharya) not to
indulge in sensual pleasures and non-attachment (Aparigraha) not
to get attached to material things.
Khanda Colony Premier
League to start from Sunday
By Umesh Parida
Morning Yoga Group in
association with the
Sanjay Bhopi Social
Club will organize the
Khanda Colony Premier
League from Sunday.
The matches will be
played at the Mahatma
School Ground, Sec-8,
Khanda Colony.
The cricket premier
league will be graced by
the former Indian captain Dilip Vengsarkar. The matches
will be played from 9.30
am to 5.30 pm. The 40+
Khanda Colony premier
league will attract a
large number of players
from across the Panvel
All preparation from
the organizers is getting
close ahead of the premier league. Being the
event graced by a
former Indian captain
there is much enthusiasm among the cricket
talents of the taluka.
4 - 10 April 2015 [email protected]
Soon Election Watch Committee
for NMMC Election 2015
By Chandrashekhar Hendve
and Umesh Parida
the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation
Election declared the
political activities in the
city has started in-
over as the elections are
scheduled in the vacation times these youths
will easily be available
and will get used to free
alcohol provided by the
political parties to keep
them engage in their
form an Election Watch
Committee that will
ensure Free and Fair
Election process.
The committee
members have organized a meet on 27
March 2015 and released a charter of demands to spread across
the city during the election period.
NMMC Election
2015 Campaign of volunteers of Socially Active Youth in Action
• 100 volunteers to
be part of Campaign •
Increasing participation of voters for voting
• Motivating new Voters to vote • Promoting
Free and Fair Elections
process • Formation of
Event ‘Bap-Lek’ entertains
lovers of Marathi literature
By Ashok Dhamija
VASHI: Marathi
Sahitya, Sanskriti Va
daughter. Although
they were two different generation, the
ghazals, shayaris,
story telling etc. It was
an entertaining
Dilip Jambhle is
a retired person
while his daughter
Darshana is
convent educated
and holds degrees
like BE and MBA.
But yet the love for
Kala Mandal and
Prof. Manikrao Kitane
Vachanalaya have
organized an altogether different family
program on 28 March
2015. This event was
attended by a big
number of Vash
The name of the
event was ‘Bap-Lek’.
Dilip Jambhle is the
father, while Darshana Jambhle is the
love for literature was
the same for both. The
event had poem
recital, songs,
their mother tougue
and literature led them
to organize such a
grand cultural event.
Suicide by... Cont. from pg. 1
creasing. Youth being
the most powerful tool
and asset is mostly
turned prey by the Political Parties. More-
side. To ensure that the
youths don’t just support someone for a Biryani and Beer, SAYA volunteers has decided to
Election Watch Committee • Organising
Survey to collect inforCont. on pg. 4
he would not respond. He kept postponing the event with one excuse or
the other. At long last when Rashmi
learnt that he is already married,
her dream world collapsed. She committed suicide by hanging herself in
her own house on 14 December, 2014.
Without knowing about the extra
marital affair, Panvel police had registered case of accidental death at
that time. During investigations
however, the police learnt about the
role played by Ajaykumar Singh and
have booked him on the charge of
abetting suicide. Woman PSI Gore
is investigating.
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4 - 10 April 2015 CR Mega Block on Sunday
Issue : 49
4 - 10 April 2015
Corruption nationalized?
About a year ago, many people were shocked to
read the news of a relative of the then Railway Minister receiving a bribe of Rs 90 lakhs from a person
who wanted to be a member of the Railway Board! Rs
90 lakhs for a mere membership of the Board! How
and when will he recover it? What is the source of
income for a member of the Railway Board? These
questions must have pricked many a reader and left
him wondering. Metro Man E Sreedharan’s report
about the working of the railway Board shows that
there is no cause for wonder. The job has much greater potential for making money. According to Sreedharan, the contractors, operating as a cartel, are siphoning off about Rs 10,000 crores a year by over charging
the railways. That works out to about Rs 8,333 crores
per month! No one will grudge parting with say a hundred or Rs 120 crores a month to be distributed among
the members of the Board to keep arrangement going. Sreedharan mentions that the agreement for the
purchase of diesel has not been renewed for the last
about 15 months! Incidentally, the price of crude in
the international market has fallen by more than 50%
during this period. That alone will work out to more
than Rs 10,000 crores! From that, one can imagine
the total size of the scam.
Corruption seems to have entered deep into the
blood of Indians. It need not be in the form of giving
or accepting a bribe or taking a cut on a contract. Take
the example of the latest announcement of Maharashtra Chief Minister who has proposed to regularize
about 20,000 unauthorised building in Mumbai Metropolitan area alone! The CM may not have received
any money for the concession, but the deal has the
shades of worst type of corruption in it. Someone or
the other must have made money by erecting these
buildings! Who were they? How were the building allowed to exist for so many years? Of course, no government can dare to raze so many buildings in one go.
If it does, there would be a revolt leading to the overthrow of the government! That is what we meant when
we said that corruption has gone deep into Indian’s
The Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has lauded the work of the Border Security Forces who have
succeeded in substantially reducing smuggling of live
stock across India-Bangladesh border. He has asked
them to increase their vigil further so that the smuggling can be stopped completely. The objective is to
starve Bangladeshis of beef and alas, not end smuggling! That also implies that the HM knows that smuggling is still going on. Obviously, he is helpless about
it! And how long will the newly achieved control remain
in place? Similarly, smuggling of livestock is said to be
going on across India-Pakistan border too. Who will
stop it? What happens to the live stock thus smuggled?
Obviously, they are slaughtered! Then why not allow
them to be slaughtered here? So, to watch the smuggling going on and simultaneously impose a ban on cow
slaughter amounts to a double deal, doesn’t it?
By Ashok Dhamija
MUMBAI: Central Railway (CR) will operate Mega Block o-n its suburban sections
for carrying out maintenance work o-n Sunday 5th .April, 2015 as per the following
A) Kurla - Mankhurd UP & DN
Harbour Lines:
From: 11.00 am to 3.00 pm.
DN Harbour line services to Vashi, Belapur and Panvel leaving Chhatrapati
Shivaji Terminus (CST) from 10.23 am to
3.01 pm and UP Harbour line services towards CST leaving from Panvel, Belapur
and Vashi from 10.20 am to 3.04 pm will
remain suspended between these two stations.
Special trains will be run o-n CST Kurla and Mankhurd-Panvel sections during the block period. Harbour line Passengers are permitted to travel via Trans
Harbour Line/ Main Line from 10.00 am
to 4.00 pm.
B) Mulund-Matunga UP Slow
Main Line:
From: 11.15 am to 3.15 pm
All UP Slow line services leaving Thane
from 10.41 am to 3.12 pm will be diverted
o-n UP Fast line between Mulund and
Matunga stations halting at Mulund,
Bhandup, Vikhroli, Ghatkopar, Kurla and
Sion stations and further re-diverted to UP
Slow line at Matunga station.
DN Fast line services leaving Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) from 10.08 am
to 2.42 pm will halt at Ghatkopar, Vikhroli, Bhandup and Mulund stations in addition to their respective scheduled halts and
arrive destination 20 minutes behind schedule.
UP Fast line services leaving Thane
from 10.46 am to 3.28 pm will halt at Mulund, Bhandup, Vikhroli, Ghatkopar and
Kurla in addition to their respective scheduled halts and will arrive destination 15
minutes behind schedule. UP Slow line services will not be available at Nahur, Kanjurmarg and Vidyavihar. Passengers of
these stations are permitted to travel via
Bhandup Vikhroli and Kurla stations
All DN and UP Slow line services leaving/arriving CST between 11.00 am and
5.00 pm will arrive destination 10 minutes
behind schedule.
CR To Run AC Superfast Summer
Specials On Mumbai - Howrah Route
Bookings Opens Today
By Ashok Dhamija
MUMBAI: Central Railway (CR) will run
eight AC Superfast Weekly Specials between
Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT), Mumbai and Howrah to clear the extra rush of
passengers during the Summer Holidays
as per the schedule given below:
02860 AC Special will leave Howrah at
1830 hrs on every Thursday from 9th to
30th April, 2015 and arrive LTT, Mumbai
Soon Election...
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mation on Youths involvement in Election
21 Point Charter of Demand from New
Candidates by volunteers of Socially Active
Youth in Action (SAYA)
1. Ensuring Quality Education in NMMC
Run Schools
2. 25% admission of poor students in Private Schools
3. Gardens with appropriate Benches for
Senior Citizens and Amusement Equipments for Children in each Ward
4. Non Restricted Playgrounds for Children
& Youths in Each Ward
5. Senior Citizen Day Care Centres with
separate Room for Senior Citizen Women in each Ward
6. 24x7 Water Supply in Slum & Village
7. Public Toilets 1 seat per 20 residents in
Village & Slum Pockets
8. Public Toilets in Market Places & Bus
at 2345 hrs next day. 02859 AC Special
will leave Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at
1320 hrs on every Saturday from 11th April
to 2nd May, 2015 and arrive Howrah at
1815 hrs next day.
The twelve coach AC Superfast includes
Three AC-2 Tier, Eight AC-3 Tier, one AC
Pantry Car. Halts en-route includes
Bhusaval, Nagpur, Raipur, Bilaspur, Rourkela and Tatanagar stations.
Reservation for the same commences
from Saturday 4th April, 2015.
9. Free Pee for Women in Public Toilets
10. Proper Foot Paths to walk
11. Cycle Path to develop pollution free city
along service roads and internal roads
12.Ring Route Buses within Nodes
13.NMMC Library in Each Ward & Free
Study Rooms for one and all
14.Implementation of Silence Zones near
Places like Hospital, Educational Institutes, etc
15.Drainage Cleanliness Drive every week
in Nodes, Villages and Slum Pockets
16.Shelter for Women in Distress
17. Shelter for Street Children in Distress
18.Hostels for Students
19.Anganwadi’s in Village and Slum Pockets
20.Increase in social welfare schemes
21.Urban Health Post to be kept open from
Morning 9am to Evening 6pm
The above information was provided by
Jaspal Singh Naol, Secretary & Media
Spokesperson, Socially Active Youth in Action (SAYA).
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4 April, 2015
NMMC does tree plantation but Flies at the city railway stations
MSTPCL has to axe those trees
irritate the daily commuters
just a few meters below
the high tension cables
there is all the probability that the trees
will touch the wires.
be from both the organization. One transplants trees while the
other axes their
branches annually.
Then the MSTPCL will
have to cut them, once
they start touching the
This means that
NMMC does something
without taking care to
consider the power
transmission unit of
the state. The double
wastage of money will
If the two agencies
work against each other in the matter of
transplantation then
whom should the residents blame? The power transmission wing
has to do the annual
axing ahead of the
rainy season to keep
the hanging wires safe.
AAP versus CIDCO
for Harbour line infrastructure And Vashi
creek bridge but also
other infrastructures
made in the city of Navi
some for commuters existing among common
The members of AAP
are trying to appeal to
the state as well as central government to stop
Another thing that
is provoking the AAP
members is the constant hike in the surcharge that is taking
place. According to
them such hikes are
proving to be burden-
this practice of making
the commuters pay surcharge. They are also
planning to stage an
agitation and if necessary knock the doors of
the High Court to obtain
relief of commuters residing in the city.
By Umesh Parida
Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation has
done a good job by
transplanting trees
from one place to another. But they have
planted the trees underneath
MSPTCL high tension wires forcing to
the trees to be axed
during the monsoon
or the next season.
through the contractor, has transplanted
a good number of
trees underneath the
high tension cables
alongside the ThaneBelapur road opposite
Ghansoli area on the
MIDC side. These trees
have been watered and
few of them have
grown up.
Over the next few
months, the trees will
come out with branches. As the transplanted trees have height
By Dinesh Kamath
and Industrial Development Corporation has
collected a huge
amount as surcharge from Central Railway as
payment for the
Harbour line infrastructure and
practice of paying
surcharge continues even today even
though more than 20
years have passed after
construction of those
infrastructures. This
has infuriated some
members of Aam Aadmi Party who question
as to why the commuters have to pay the surcharge when CIDCO
has received the full
payment of constructing the infrastructures.
But CIDCO officials
are now coming up
with the explanation
that the surcharge is
being imposed on commuters not just to recover the money spent
An exhibition of photographs
on Shivaji and Raigad
PANVEL: An exhibition of photographs of
Sudhakar Lad is organized on Saturday, 4
April, 2015 at 10.00 am
at Gokhale Hall, opp
Panvel Municipal
Council head office.
The exhibition will be
inaugurated at 10.00
am by PWP leader
Vivek Patil.
Admission is free.
All are requested to
take advantage of the
By Umesh Parida
K O PA R K H A I R A N E :
Many small flies in the
railway stations across
the city are irritating
the daily commuters.
The flies known as
Chirma in Malvani language are becoming
major problems for the
commuter. These small
flies mostly roam
around one’s face.
Citing his experience in the Panvel railway station, a daily
commuter Sashikant
Sutar complained,
“Over the last fifteen
days or so these flies
have made us so impatient that we cannot sit
on the chairs installed
in the railway station
He added, “In other
city railway stations
the problem is similar.
People who come here
early and who have to
wait to board the next
train face the most
problem for some
times. These flies roam
around and sit on the
face thus causing inconvenience to all.”
Another daily com-
muter at the Koparkhairane railway
station alleged, “The
flies do not even allow
the commuters to
stand for sometime till the time
they board the local trains. However, the flies are not
found much inside
the local trains.
The problem occurs owing to lack
of cleanliness at
the railway stations which lead to
breeding of the
Many are of
the opinion that if
the authorities
take proper precautionary measures, the flies
cannot survive, but the
authorities just don’t
care to take prompt action.
More victims of fake ‘CIDCO
marketing officer’ come to light
The cheat cools his heels in police custody
By Vikram Gaikwad
more victims of fake ‘CIDCO marketing officer’
come to light. Together
the conman is reported
to have extracted Rs
10.5 lakhs from them on
the promise of proving
them CIDCO houses at
concessional rates.
Dhondiram Gopal Powar
hailed from Kolhapur district and was a farmer by
occupation. Some how, he
landed at Kharghar
where he assumed the
name of Keshav Kshirsagar and went round posing as a Marketing Officer with CIDCO. He went
round promising people to
provide CIDCO houses at
‘cheap rates’ and collected lakhs of rupees. So far,
10 people have come up
with claims of having paid
him a total of Rs 30 lakhs
towards ‘token advance’
against the houses.
Even as investigations into these cases
was going on, four more
persons have come up
with complaints of similarly being cheated. The
new lot includes Dr Harbhajan Singh, Harpal
Singh, Baljit Singh and
Jaspal Kaur, all residents of Jogeshwari. Between them, they claim
to have paid Rs 10.5 lakhs to Powar and lodged
Kharghar police to that
Powar has been arrested and API Wagh is
Assurance given to people
of Pen area that their water
related problem will be solved
By Umesh Parida
PEN: The Pen area
has been assured that
their problem related to
drinking water scarcity
will be taken up before
the appropriate authorities.
The devotees who
turn up in large scale to
have a darshan of Maa
Jagdamba in a temple
located at this place are
also facing the drinking
water problem. The locals have been assured
that the next fortnight
a meeting would be held
with the Raigad Guardian Minister Prakash
Mehta to chalk out a
plan to address their
woes. The villagers were
advised to convene a
meeting so as to help in
effective implementation of the plan.
The villagers here
are hopeful of getting
their problem addressed. Every year a
large number of villages of Raigad district face
the water scarcity from
the advent of the summer season.
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4 April, 2015
Faithful Observe Good Friday Across The City
Text and Photos
by Ashok Dhamija
NAVI MUMBAI: Christians in the city observed Good Friday,
which marks the crucifixion of Jesus Christ
and his death at Calvary, with prayers and
fasts. They began the
day with fasting and
visited churches across
the city to offer prayers.
Also known as Holy
Friday, Great Friday,
Black Friday or Easter
Friday throughout the
world, the same is observed during Holy
Week as part of the
Paschal Triduum preceding Easter Sunday.
One of the ceremonies of the day organized by the Sacred
Heart Church in Vashi
was the “Way of the
Cross” - the 14 stations
on Christ’s Journey to
Mount Calvary which
was re-enacted by the
Church’s youth group
and was annotated
with social message in
line with current
times. Thousand of
faithful from across the
city joined the procession which depicted the
events surrounding the
crucifixion of Christ as
it made it way on the
street of Vashi (originated and terminated
at the Church), via Fr.
Agnel’s School – Sector
9A Road - Shivaji
Chowk – Bus Depot –
Telegraph office. “This
Cont. from pg. 1
cluding the date of journey), instead of the earlier limit of 60 days.
The four-month window helped passengers
to plan their vacations
well in advance.
In the Railway Budget, Railway Minister
Suresh Prabhu had extended the advance reservation period to 120
Dynamic fare on
Tatkal Quota
Ministry of Railways has decided that
50% of the existing tatkal quota tickets shall
be sold under dynamic
A re-enactment of 12th station in which Jesus Christ
breath his last on the Cross.
Faithful relive the pain.
The choir group renders soulful hymns at different stations as part of the ‘Way of the Cross’
fare scheme. After
booking of the first
50% of tatkal tickets
under tatkal quota, the
subsequent 50% tatkal
tickets will be sold on
dynamic pricing. The
fare shall increase by
20% after each slab of
10% berths are sold
subject to the existing
cap (maximum fare
chargeable) on dynamic fare.
day signifies the sacrifice of Jesus
on the Cross for the sake of forgiveness of our sins. Today we mourn
and relive in prayers the suffering
Jesus went through before being crucified,” shared Fr Baptist, on the occasion.
A devout faithful Mark Gonsalves
a resident of Vashi who came all the
way from Anand in Gujarat to be part
of the Good Friday service said
“Many Christians fast for around 40
days before Good Friday in keeping
with tradition during the season of
Lent and abstain from alcohol, nonvegetarian food, smoking or some
other regular cravings over this period as a reverence to this Holy period which ends today. Others end fast
only after attending the evening
mass. Good Friday is a part of the
Holy Week and is not simply an annual commemoration of past events,
but the faithful actually participate
Thousand of faithful join procession which in the death and resurrection of
highlighted the crucifixion of Christ in or- Jesus. It teaches us how to live with
der to experience the suffering of the Sav- his kingdom values
ior and his boundless compassion