“If NIT terms NMC sanctioned layouts and building plans in Gunthewari layout illegal, the civic body will initiate legal action against it,” the civic chief told the House after BJP corporator Vijay Zalke raised the issue that infighting between NIT and NMC is causing problems for thousands of landowners in Gunthewari layouts.
The meeting also gave its nod to entrust a private firm the job of towing away four-wheelers parked in no-parking zones. The initiative will be launched in association with Nagpur city police. NMC will get 10% of fees levied by the firm for towing away vehicles. Corporator Abha Pande demanded that the mayor deploy towing vans only after NMC designates parking zones in the city.
The house also decided that NMC should maintain the 44 gardens developed by NIT. In 2020, the then civic chief Tukaram Mundhe had taken possession of the 44 NIT gardens.
The house also gave its nod to return deposit money of shopkeepers of Railway Station flyover with 8.5% interest, which will cost NMC around Rs19.83 crore.
Earlier, ruling party leader Avinash Thakre submitted an adjournment motion in the house over the 50% vacant posts in various NMC departments. According to him, NMC had 11,522 sanctioned posts in various departments. But 4,458 posts are lying vacant since years, and every month dozens of staffers are retiring, affecting civic services provided by NMC. He demanded the civic body should fill the vacant posts, as it would also help improve revenue and basic amenities.
The mayor directed the administration to prepare a proposal to fill the vacant posts at the earliest and send the same to the state government for its nod.
To a query raised by Pravin Datke, the mayor directed the house to recover dues from private advertisement agencies across the city. Datke has expressed anguish against the advertisement department for not taking action against advertisement agencies defaulting on dues of crores of rupees.