24×7 water project laid down by Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) is giving nightmares to residents of Nagpur. NMC handed over the water works to Orange City Water Private Limited (OCWL) so that the water work can be completed on time but still the water work is being carried out at a very slow pace. The project is to replace old pipes with new ones and to lay down pipes in new localities. But the water project is leading to dug roads which remains opens for months, becoming accident prone zone.
Residents of Dindayal Nagar have applied to NMC (Nagpur Municipal Corporation) for installation of traffic signal on the square. According to them the growing traffic on the square has added to their woes and the pedestrians find difficulty crossing the road. The near by residents find difficulty in walking on the road in the evening and on weekends when traffic is maximum.
Residents in Indora colony, Nagpur had been facing problems due to choking of sewage pipes. The pipes choked very often and created problems for residents. To solve the problem the civic body joined the sewage pipe with the Storm Drainage Pipe (SDP) which aggravated the problem instead of solving the problem.
Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) is in full action conducting anti encroachment drives and now seizing construction material lying on the roads. NMC will also impose fine on residents and builders for encroaching the land. A lot of construction material was seen lying on the road during the anti encroachment drive and so the decision to penalize the owners was taken. The construction material consists of bricks, sand, metal roads etc. These can cause accidents and even eat up space for movement of vehicle or walking space.
Nagpur Improvement Trust and Nagpur Municipal Corporation have collaborated to repair road from Automotive Square to Rani Durgawati square. The road developed large pot holes due to non maintenance since several years. The repairing of road is sure to provide relief to road users.
Repairing of roads would cost Rs 40 Lakhs. This is a temporary solution. For good strength the road needs to be resurfaced which will need Rs 3 Crores. Nagpur Municipal Corporation has approached the state government for funds.