In an effort to curb the use of plaster of paris (PoP) idols during Ganeshotsav, Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) has deployed a joint team of Solid Waste Management and Nuisance Detection Squad, who, on Monday, seized a total of 117 pop idols from Bajeria Chowk, Nagpur.
The four-hour raid in Bajeria was executed following a tip-off given to Municipal Solid Waste Management Department Director and Deputy Municipal Commissioner Dr Gajendra Mahlle.
A fine of Rs 10,000 was collected from the owner Prashant Shahu of Shahu Murti Bhandar by the corporation team led by zonal officers Lokesh Wasanwar, Sanjay Khandare, Rohidas Rathod, Navakisan Shende, Lokesh Basalwar, Mahendra Ambhore and Suresh Khare.
Ban on the sale and immersion of PoP idols in the city has been enforced by the civic body under directives from the High Court since 2012. The ban was announced after the State Government had lodged an affidavit in the HC -entailing that they were to follow the Central Pollution Control Board norms pertaining to environmental protection.
Nagpur: Slaughterhouses, meat shops to remain closed on Janmashtami
On the occasion of Shri Krishna Jayanti (Janmashtami), all slaughterhouses and meat shops are to remain closed on September 6 across Nagpur.
Head of Nagpur Municipal Corporation’s (NMC) Solid Waste Management Department Dr Gajendra Mahalle issued the notice on Friday. The decision has been taken in accordance with the resolution passed by NMC in 2018.
This year, Janmashtami will be celebrated on September 6, with ‘Dahi Handi’ observed on September 7.
Rainfall causes havoc as windsnap trees fall on vehicles in Nagpur, NMC springs into action
Nagpur Municipal Corporation, on Sunday, sprung to action as strong winds and heavy rainfall caused havoc in the city. Residents suffered severe losses as windsnap trees fell on their vehicles and properties across Nagpur.
A team from the fire and emergency services department was deployed to the respective areas to perform rescue services. According to the data, around nine cars and four two-wheelers were damaged near Swawlambi Nagar, Mahal, Tiranga Chowk, Chhota Tajbagh, Ujjwal Nagar and Narendra Nagar.
NMC performing a rescue operation as a tree branch fell on a Maruti Suzuki car near Priya Apartment in Chhota Tajbagh
A five-day weather warning has been reported by the Regional Meterological Centre, Nagpur on Monday, stating heavy to to extremely heavy rainfall across the city.
Civic authorities’ negligence: The accident-prone spot at Nagpur’s Hingna road that left several injured..
The accident-prone spot at Hingna road Nagpur starts from Ambazari lake Y-point to Hingna T-point. The stretch is filled with potholes and damaged surface layer below Subhash Nagar Metro Rail Station.
A 49-year-old man died on the same stretch after an unidentified car hit his motorcycle on January 3. “Eight accidents have happened in the last eight days below the metro station. The entire patch used to be under water during the monsoon due to lack of storm water drain. The road is severely damaged below and after the station. Still, MahaMetro is doing nothing. I informed MahaMetro MD Brijesh Dixit many time, and requested him to repaur the road. But he did not pay heed. MahaMetro is responsible for the death and injuries to cirizens,” as said by West Nagpur MLA Vikas Thakre to TOI
Reportedly, NMC says that the road falls under PWD’s jurisdiction and PWD says that the stretch from over-flow point to Hingna T-point is under NMC.
Nation Next brings you exclusive photos of the damaged road responsible for many accidents…