Monday, March 30, 2009

Morbe Dam- Navi Mumbai own 24 x 7 Water Supply Source.

NAVI MUMBAI will soon become the only connection which will supply 24 x 7 Water Supply to General Public. The work of laying water pipeline to connect Morbe Dam to Navi Mumbai is over. The city that seems to have been waiting forever for getting 24 X 7 water supply might have reason to rejoice soon as the city water woes will be washed away with Morbe water. That too at a time when neighbouring like Thane and Mumbai still are miles away from any such relief despite spending Thousands of Crores in the name of water supply.

October 2002– The month when the proposal to buy the Morbe Dam was first presented to NMMC general body meeting. It was said that developing the dam would cost NMMC Rs. 253 Crores. The then Municipal Commissioner Sunil Soni had promised that the water rates would not change if NMMC decided to go ahead and acquire Morbe Dam.

• 2002 NOVEMBER- He has always been criticized for the delay in the Morbe Dam project and so he’ll deserve every bit of appreciation when Morbe waters reaches the taps of Navi Mumbai homes. It was in the year 2002, that like a one man army first Mayor Dr. Sanjeev Naik, after having settled on the seat of the first citizen, called for a press conference. This was the first time that he announced his plans of promoting the idea of buying Morbe Dam for Navi Mumbai. Speaking to the media at that time, Dr. Sanjeev Naik had assured of clean and pure 24 hours water supply to Navi Mumbaikars from Morbe Dam.

• 2002 DECEMBER- In December 2002, the then Dy. Chief Minister of Maharashtra Chagan Bhujbal too had appreciated NMMC’s decision to buy Morbe Dam during the annual property exhibition. He had said that this decision would result in water to Navi Mumbai for 15 years.

• 2004 MARCH- The opposition continued to voice reservations against the Morbe Dam project until finally first Mayor Dr. Sanjeev Naik led NCP corporators convinced the weak alliance that the decision would be a boon to Navi Mumbaikars in the long run. Eventually, the same year the NMMC allocated Rs. 50 Crores in the budget to buy Morbe Dam.

2004 NOVEMBER- Later the same year, first Mayor Dr. Sanjeev Naik called for a press conference to announce that Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar would officially hand over the 1st phase of the Rs. 553 Crores Morbe Dam to Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation.

2004 NOVEMBER- Later the same month, Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar along with a galaxy of ministers performed a puja at the Morbe Dam site and then later in a grand ceremony, every leader promised 24X7 water supply from Morbe waters that was a blessing to Navi Mumbai.

2007 FEBRUARY- From 2004 to 2007, the Morbe Dam water pipeline connectivity project went on in a snail pace speed till Commissioner Vijay Nahata took charge as the city chief. In the Commissioner, the NMMC got the right force to execute the project. However, during the same year the media and your channel reported on the sub standard and poor quality of pipeline work that was being done by NMMC to connect Morbe Dam from Kalamboli to Digha. Every report was taken in the right spirit by the NMMC administration to focus on bettering the project.

• 2008 MARCH- Finally, it was in March 2008 that the NMMC came close to keeping its word of 24X7 water supply, as Morbe water reached Vashi. Thane Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik and first Mayor Dr. Sanjeev Naik along with others opened the tap to Morbe water till Vashi and celebrated this achievement for NMMC. At that time, Media caught up with the man behind the project – first Mayor Dr. Sanjeev Naik who evidently was elated.

2008 MAY- And not surprisingly, Morbe Dam went high on the list of Dr. Sanjeev Naik’s election campaigning for the Belapur by elections in May 2008. Senior NCP leaders knew that it is not everyday that a leader as young as Dr. Sanjeev Naik comes up with the visionary decision of a city owning a dam and that is why every leader who campaigned for Dr. Sanjeev Naik praised the first Mayor’s wise decision. However, of all praises, former Home Minister R R Patil’s speech was a testimony of why the credit for Morbe Dam goes to Dr. Sanjeev Naik.

2009 JANUARY- Early this year, reports of severe water crisis in neighboring cities like Mumbai and Thane started pouring in. Frustration and disgust in citizens against the corporation saw protests rallies and residents doing gherao of municipal officials in Thane and Mumbai. At the same time, both the cities started seeing how Navi Mumbai has gained with Morbe Dam to the extent that even MCGM Commissioner Dr. Jairaj Pathak was forced to publicly say that MCGM will solve water woes of Mumbai city from Morbe Dam.

2009 FEBRUARY- This month, under the headship of Thane Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik, a delegation of NMMC Officials and corporators along with Commissioner Vijay Nahata met State Water Supplies and Irrigation Minister Ajit Dada Pawar and pursued the subject of possession of Morbe Dam. Speaking about the meeting, Commissioner Vijay Nahata informed us that through the initiative of Thane Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik, they convinced Ajit Dada Pawar to make a government GR so that Morbe Dam can officially become the exclusive property of NMMC.Commissioner Vijay Nahata promised that work on Morbe would be completed by March.

2009 21, MARCH- And NMMC kept its March promise as the work on laying pipeline for Morbe Dam is over. Very soon NMMC will begin water testing work for the dam. Calling the Morbe Dam a big asset for NMMC, Commissioner Vijay Nahata says that they are also going to generate revenue from sale of Morbe Water. And Morbe Dam is not just going to solve water woes of Navi Mumbai and generate revenue but will also become a source of power generation. And to its credit, the Morbe Dam success story has even won recognition for Navi Mumbai at the National level – something that was endorsed by Thane Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik as well. The Morbe Dam water supply project of NMMC has won the 1st National Award for 24 X 7 water supply program by any municipal corporation in the country. The Government of India conferred the award on NMMC’s Morbe Dam as the best project for 24 X 7 water supply from 60 nominations from all over the country. Morbe Waters is all set to storm the taps of Navi Mumbai and quench the thirst of residents. While Summer 2009 will spell worst water crisis times for neighboring cities Mumbai and Thane, Navi Mumbai will write a different story. And when that happens – the man behind the Morbe Dam first Mayor Dr. Sanjeev Naik will be credited for making Morbe Dam – neighbour’s envy and owner’s pride.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

First mayor Dr.Sanjeev Naik meet muslims at nerul durgah.

After the CIDCO demolished the illegal extensions made by the durgah on Thursday, the community gathered in thousands during the Friday prayer to protest the action of CIDCO. Navi Mumbai First Mayor Dr. Sanjeev Naik’s presence during the same time brought down the temperatures as first mayor appealed to all sides to settle the issue amicably.
Tension still prevails at the Nerul Durgah situated on Palm Beach Road after CIDCO demolished the illegal extensions made at the Durgah without requisite permissions. While the day of the action had witnessed hundreds of Muslims protesting CIDCO’s drive, the second day being a Friday saw a mammoth crowd gather at the Durgah as thousands of Muslims arrived from all over Navi Mumbai and nearby cities arrived at the Durgah for Friday prayers. First Mayor Dr. Sanjeev Naik, who has always been NCP goodwill ambassador for all community including the Muslim community met with the believers at the durgah. He heard the hurt sentiments of the community and appealed to the Muslims to join hands and find an amicable solution to CIDCO’s action. The leader has assured the community of justice and doing everything possible so that the demands of the durgah and the Muslim community are met without breaking the rules and norms of the state. Speaking to the media, Dr. Sanjeev Naik emphasized on the need to solve the issue peacefully.
Illegal extensions by religious institutes in Navi Mumbai are nothing new. As the city grows and the number of devotees visiting each religious home increases, it is evident that the religious places will make extensions like many have in Navi Mumbai. Hence, the approach of Dr. Sanjeev Naik, in whose leadership the Muslim community strongly believes in, promises to do justice to the Muslim community under the umbrella of the rules and norms of the book.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Have a Smooth Ride-go on the Thane Belapur Road Says Sanjeev Naik.

While the concretization work at Thane Belapur Road might have brought nightmares to the commuters for the last two years, with the work coming to a closure, everyone is praising NMMC for the smooth drive on the concretized roads.
The Thane Belapur Road – has been commuters’ worst nightmares for decades but looks like the nightmare is finally coming to a closure with the closure of the concretization work of the road. The concretization project that was promoted by Thane Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik and pushed by first Mayor Dr. Sanjeev Naik at the NMMC level. But as the work of concretization is coming to an end, the opinion of the masses, News surveyed would be music to the ears of the ruling front at NMMC that has only heard criticism for it so far. Media spoke to every segment of commuters and tax paying citizens in Navi Mumbai and Thane, the unanimous opinion is that the drive to and fro from this stretch especially for Navi Mumbaikars and Thaneites was never this smooth, no traffic congestion and time saving.

The NMMC ensured that the work lived up to the promises made to citizens and hands down, with the additional lanes, greenery, decorative lights, traffic signals and pedestrian crossings – the concretized Thane Belapur Road is forcing even the critics to admit that it’s a job well done.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Sanjeev Naik is the right candidate for the MP's Post.

“Sanjeev Naik is the right candidate for the MP’s post. The country needs the leadership of young generation. We have the leadership of several youngsters in the parliament like Rahul Gandhi and Sanjeev Naik is a honest and brilliant candidate we ever have got hence it is the duty of every party man to work for him,” said the chief Minister of Maharashtra, Mr. Vilasrao Deshmukh while addressing the gathering at Sanpada at the Patel hall on Thursday, May 15.
Urging the party workers to work together and send MR. Sanjeev Naik to Delhi as the MP form this area, MR. Deshmukh told the party workers to forget all their previous differences and work jointly for the victory of Sanjeev Naik, “This is the most important election and prestigious for the party,” said MR. Deshmukh. Many party leaders like MR. Chandrakant Handore present on the occasion.

Earlier on Thursday, while briefing mediapersons, Mr. Deshmukh also cleared the doubts on the second international airport at Navi Mumbai and said that the project has received in principle approval from the union minister of environment and forest. “We have received the approval on Wednesday and the airport will be constructed by 2012,” said Mr. Deshmukh on Thursday.

With both youth and experience on his side,Sanjeev Naik will be the right choice for representing Thane in the Indian parliament.

More than three decades ago, some areas of Thane and Raigad districts were carved out to form Navi Mumbai. Now, destiny has chosen Sanjeev Naik, Navi Mumai’s first mayor to capture the parliamentary seat of Thane.

Though he is only 36, Sanjeev Naik is not New to Politics. Born with the blue blood in veins, the son of Navi Mumbai strongman and Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik has already proven his mettle in politics. He was elected the first mayor of Navi Mumbai and he went on to complete two more terms. Known for his political engineering and a perpetually smiling face, Sanjeev Naik’s amicable mannerisms and respect for elders is appreciated even by his adversaries. Political pundits are of the Opnion that it was master stroke of NCP Supremo Sharad Pawar to field Sanjeev Naik in place of Old faces like Vasant Davkhare.

Many experts are of the opinion that Sanjeev Naik’s winning chances are directly propotional to the whole-heartedness of congress cadres in supporting him.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Party Workers Support Sanjeev Naik’s Candidature for the elections.

NCP workers deny that Sanjeev Naik’s candidature for the bye-elections came as a surprise for them. They claims that they were, In fact, Preparing themselves for the elections next year.
Gopinath Thakur, NCP’s district president of Navi Mumbai, opnies that Sanjeev Naik is the right canididate for the party in the forthcoming elections.

“He is an able administrator and experienced as well. Even if he has just eight months to prove himself, he will and that is something everyone will see for themselves,” said Thakur.
Anjani Bhoir, mayor of Navi Mumbai, perceives Naik as the best candidate for the forthcoming elections.

“Sanjeev Naik is a wise man and he has the ablility to connect well with people of all age groups and all walks of life. He can reach out to People, not just in the city, but in rural and tribal areas as well. He is the son of the soil,” she claims.

According to Ram Vichare, chairman of NMMC’s education Committee, Sanjeev Naik can bring about a key transformation in the educational sector and his candidature was expected.

“He has always aimed at providing 100% percent literacy, even when he was the mayor of Navi Mumbai. He can tap funds from the state as well as the Central government with his convincing skills.” Said Vichare.

Dr. Jayaji Nath corporator and spokesperson of the NCP in the NMMC, adds “When people vote, they expect their candidate to work for them. One should closely study the personal profile of the candidate and his experience and his past work and then vote. A candidate’s past performance and his ability to do quality work should be kept in mind while voting. Sanjeev Naik has managed to get water supply form Morbe Dam and has been instrumental in the work on the Thane-Belapur road and has set up several sewerage plants at Vashi, Nerul and Airoli during his tenure as the mayor of Navi Mumbai. His works Speaks Volume about him.”

However, Sanjeev Naik was preparing himself for this election for a long time. It was decided that he would contest this election next year.”