Naguir: Following a directive from Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, the BJP’s Nagu Municipal Corporation (NMC) is set to end its 15-year dispute with the NIT. None of the officials are guarding the gardens following the controversy 16 months ago.
Gadkari suggested that NMC protect all gardens and that NIT should take care of all playgrounds at a recent meeting. Even Gadkar ordered NMC not to charge NMC for gardening and maintenance.
The move will pave the way for more work in the gardens and proper operation and maintenance of the NMC.
Confirming the development, the leader of the ruling party, NMC Avnach Takre, said: “The proposal will be discussed at a general meeting. As gardens are intended for the public, the NMC will be responsible for the operation and maintenance. From NT to carry out gardening and maintenance. We expect some money.
NIT has built more than 100 gardens in various parts of the city, and 29 small gardens were handed over to the NCC in May 2005. After the NIT protected some large gardens, the civic body refused to take over the remaining gardens.
In June 2013, NIT again acquired 60 small and medium-sized gardens for NMC. Once again, the civic body rejected the NIT proposal.
The state government took NMS as the city’s only planning authority and lifted the NIT in 2019.
June 16, 2020 NIT 51 gardens for NMC. At that time, the NMC administration took control of the gardens.
The General Assembly has passed a decision to block the site, stating that the gardens have no policy decision. The NIT then asked NIT to take over the gardens that the latter had not done.
According to corporations and citizens’ complaints, the NMC had no choice but to build and maintain most of the 51 gardens.
The government returned the planning authority to the NIT in February. Again, the civic body asked NIT to take over the gardens, but the latter refused to do so.
The NMC has hired security guards and contractors to take care of the garden in Suyog Nagar. NIT did not finish work on the new garden, which was colonized by friends in Narendra Nagar. We are completing the work with the funds approved by Deendra Fadnavis CM, ”said Takre.
“I confirm that NMC is continuing with NIT in Jianpatka, a security agency and contractor at Dianan Park in Jaripatka. We cannot close or leave the garden because it is so important to people. ”
Congressman Mano Sangole said the three gardens in the ward were not owned by NMSC or NIT. “The garden was in a bad state due to a dispute between the two agencies. Authorities should not abandon public-funded infrastructure; He said.