The Slater Road in Grant Road West used to be known for best management and tidiness as local residents had started ‘Advance Locality Management’ (ALM) in the year 2000. The residents enthusiastically participated in the drive and with the help of BMC administration they succeeded in implemention of this scheme. But after years, the ALM has taken a backseat after the death of its head and the ALM now is in dire need of support from the local youths.
The ALM has 27 buildings and 800 houses and shops under its umbrella. The area deposits around 18 lakh kilo solid waste every month. The ALM scheme also includes Tukaram Javaji Marg and Naushir Bharucha Road and this area was earlier known as Slater Road. The area used to be considered as very clean and green from 2000 to 2008. After the death of ALM chief Yogendra Shah, the organisation has been facing problems as all active members have become aged and no youth from the area show interest in this work. Nargis Sabawala (84), president of ALM, said that only youth’s participation can bring life in this novel activity.
The members of this voluntary activity are facing problems regarding correspondence with the BMC and other concerned authorities. As ALM is losing its command, new encroachments have come up on the footpath of Naushir Bharucha Road and anti-social elements are roaming freely in this area, informed local resident Armity Dastur.