MMOPL swings into action

May 06, 2012, 07:13 IST | Ranjeet Jadhav

After SUNDAY MiD DAY reported how residents of Balkrishna Society were facing severe problems due to a damaged sewage line, officials have assured them it will be fixed at the earliest

One week after Sunday MiD DAY published the story (‘Clean up your act or get lost, April 29) about how residents of Balkrishna Housing Society at Versova were facing water flow problems since the Mumbai Metro One Private Limited (MMOPL) had damaged the premise’s sewage line while erecting piers of the Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar Metro station, it seems authorities have taken a serious note of the issue. On May 2 itself, MMOPL authorities had a meeting with the society members and assured them that the problem will be solved at the earliest.

On Wednesday morning, MMOPL officials called the secretary of the society, Abhishek Talwar, and told him that a delegation of residents should meet higher MMOPL authorities and explain to them the problems that they are facing. Later in the afternoon, a delegation, comprising the society’s managing committee members and Talwar, met the MMOPL authorities at their office in Andheri (east) and told them their grievances.

Speaking to SMD, Talwar said, “We have been running from pillar to post since last May and urging BMC as well as MMOPL officials to repair the sewage line. But our pleas fell on deaf ears. It was only after the issue was highlighted in the newspaper that the MMOPL authorities met us and have promised us that they will solve the issue.”

Talwar informs that the society members have stood their ground and reiterated to the MMOPL officials that they won’t allow any construction work unless the sewage line was repaired.  

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