The corporators of ruling Shiv Sena seem to be not happy with the working style of standing committee chairman. This came to fore when Sena corporator did not get any response from BMC officials when he lashed them regarding a road work in the Sion-Pratiksha Nagar. He was so enraged that he threatened to walk off from the meeting when committee chief tried to shield the administrative officer.
As per reports, Sena corporator Mangesh Satamkar was discussing the issue of road tarring in G-North and South Ward in the standing committee meeting. He also emphasized the pending problem of a road in Sion-Pratiksha Nagar. The work of sewage lines has got stalled from last many years. This pending work has badly affected the Sena candidate from the ward in last civic election. This prompted Satamkar to raise the issue. Another Sena member, Ashish Chemburkar, also raised the problems being faced by people in B.G. Kher Road in Worli. Rajul Patel also raised the issue of work on the S.V. Road.
None of the BMC officers including additional municipal commissioner I.A. Kundan or chief engineer (roads) Sanjay Darade answered the queries of Sena members. Instead of taking the side of Sena members and his colleagues, committee chief Ramesh Korgaonkar passed the proposal. This infuriated Satamkar who shown his readiness to walk off by saying that it was not ethical for Korgaonkar to pass the proposal though BMC officials did not answer their queries. All the ruling party members expressed their anger as Korgaonkar did not ask the officials to answer members’ doubts.
It was found that standing committee chairman has been walking on the rope while managing his own party members on one hand and BJP corporators on the other.
Meanwhile, the BMC administration has claimed that repair work of 405 roads in the city is on the way of completion and these works will be completed by June 3. Presently, work of 307 roads is completed, work of 91 roads will be over by May 31 while remaining work will be completed by June 3, stressed the civic officials. As many as 92 works are being completed on priority basis while remaining 22 works will be completed by May 31, hoped chief engineer (roads) Sanjay Darade.