Subject: The primemi "Kautilya to Chandragupta on the Mauryan Soldier" – Air Marshal Inamdar
Monday, April 30, 2012
[rti4empowerment] The primemi “Kautilya to Chandragupta on the Mauryan Soldier” – Air Marshal Inamdar
Sunday, April 29, 2012
[rti4empowerment] Re: --- Illegal parking By MCV, HCV, Contract Buses, Water Tankers, Etc., In No parking Areas of Lallubhai Park Area --- [2 Attachments]
Shri R PATILSr PID N Nagar Traffic ChowkieNamaskar,
The parking of HCV, contract buses, water tankers delivery vehicles, in no parking and no entry to heavy vehicles zones, wrongly parked private vehicles at corner of Lallubhai Park, continues, even overnight, as can be seen in the photo, taken on 2012 APR 28, around 4.30 am, outside Andheri Telephone Exchange, opposite Lallubhai Park.Kindly use your good offices to stop this, otherwise it is not long before the Lallubhai Park area will become a haven for safe parking for such goods, water and passenger transport vehicles like Dharavi, like so many areas of SV Road, almost whole of LBS Marg from South to North, and Link Road, WEH, EEH, service roads, and many other roads lost to rules and regulations, etc.Thanqx.
Jagdeep>>>On Tue, Apr 24, 2012 at 10:59 PM, Jagdeep DESAI <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
The parking of HCV, contract buses, water tankers delivery vehicles, in no parking and no entry to heavy vehicles zones, wrongly parked private vehicles at corner of Lallubhai Park, continues due to their confidence of no action against them, even though the tow chains race past them without any concern.The tow chains continue to be driven rashly, recklessly, dangerously.Kindly use your good offices to bring these drivers to drive safely so that pedestrians and other users are not at risk.The water tanker drivers are equally arrogant and park anywhere now.Thanqx.
Jagdeep>>>On Thu, Mar 22, 2012 at 9:31 AM, Jagdeep DESAI <email@example.com> wrote:
Dear Ameet,Reference the sms text messages to you, yesterday, regarding the parking of the huge dumper near Sardar Patel Garden.The same communication was sent to the MTP as well, twice.This truck, Thane registered, MH 04 FJ 6543, of Fatima Transport has been parked on Lallubhai Park Road East whole day yesterday, 2012 MAR 21, and overnight.
It has been parked earlier also, and no action was taken by MTP on this.This is highly unacceptable in a purely residential area.The MTP and MCGM are ignoring the genuine residents, and allowing such unauthorised parking in the area of not only outside vehicles, but trucks of this size, which is highly dangerous for residents.This is getting increasingly frequent.Already water tankers and contract buses use the area for parking, day and night, now large heavy vehicles are using this otherwise safe and secure area for residents.Apart from this, such large vehicles cause totally avoidable traffic jams when they use the narrow bridge over Irla Nallah, connecting Lallubhai Park Road East to Irla.The bridge itself is encroached by unauthorised storage and dumping of materials from nearby shops and houses.Delivery trucks, kerosene tankers, school buses also park on and around this bridge, again blocking through traffic.An example is the regular violation by gas cylinder delivery trucks just on the corner of Bajaj Road, opposite Vishwakarma Hall, Vile Parle West, opposite the gas cylinder dealer, who uses the road around as if it is the property of the dealer.The photo shows the truck casually and callously parked, as it is since years, at the corner, wrong direction and side, and in the authorised taxi stand.The vehicle parked at the corner causes traffic jams, forcing vehicles going West in wrong side, head on to the oncoming traffic, like the school bus.It is ridiculous violation and abuse of traffic laws, apart from basic courtesy.
You are once again requested to use your good offices to set right this unfortunate situation, and clear unauthorised vehicles from the area, before it becomes the parking location for goods vehicles, water tankers,m contract buses, like Dharavi and other unauthorised commercial areas.
>>>On Mon, Mar 19, 2012 at 9:30 PM, Jagdeep DESAI <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Dear Ameet,Reference the telecon earlier today.
The situation has really deteriorated and become worse in the past few weeks.There is no control any more on the movement of heavy vehicles, and even MTP tow chains, even after the speed breakers have been installed.Take a look at the pictures, 2178 onwards, and see how many tankers within a ten minute period on 2012 MAR 19, at around 10h30.Tankers coming from Sai Jyote side, from S V Road side, from Lallubhai Park side, all at once.
First the Durga tanker was parked at no parking outside Lallubhai Park, then after I told him, he went opposite Rajasthan Hostel, and blocked the traffic, then he went a little further, again blocked traffic, then took U turn, and then went towards bridge filling valve.
These water tanker drivers think that this is their property, Fine Aqua, Aqua, Durga, Surya, Somaperumal, Purshottam, Rohit, Sanjay, and other contractors are above the law.
It is reasonably expected that the MTP discipline them at least for the safety of the pedestrians, because even the MTP tow chain and MCGM garbage compactor drivers are totally arrogant and could not care less about traffic rules, driving recklessly, rashly, and very dangerously, stopping wrong side, etc.Trucks are being parked overnight, see BLR container truck, MH 04 EB 2143.
Kindly use your good offices to bring the required level of discipline in this matter.Two other pictures, 2184 and 2185 are outside 62, but shows how the MCGM, MTP, are no more bothered about cattle on the roads, and dumper parked on the foot paths, not only damaged by the heavy vehicle, but blocking pedestrians.Is this how a civilised Society goes about their daily lives.
>>>On Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 7:42 PM, Jagdeep DESAI <email@example.com> wrote:
Dear Ameet,Further to our discussion on the traffic situation in Ward 62, and points as per email of 2012 FEB 25, enclosed below, here is a communication to the AMC and Sr. PI, D N Nagar Traffic Chowkie for your information and immediate affirmative action.You may know, that Lallubhai Park area, as specified in the notification of the DCP, Traffic Police, in 2009 OCT, was a no entry to heavy vehicles zone, yet they were moving freely, the sign is still there.
Further, the AMC, City, has notified that water tankers and heavy vehicles are not permitted to be operated wiuthin 100 m of schools one hour before, upto one hour after opeing and closing hours of any school, as you can read in the communications below.Further, the signal at Mahila Mandal Chowk is nowadays more broken than followed, because drivers are impatient, since the new flyovers have opened, the North to South signal is still taking much longer than required for the fewer numbers of vehicles, like to South to North signal.As a consequence, the Lallubhai Road and Azad Lane vehicles waiting get extremely impatient, and in fact in the mornings till about 10h00, no one bothers to follow the signals any way.A traffic constable, not a warden, is required to be on duty from early morning, preferable full day, along with his partner at the signal at the correct spot, not on the corner or inside Azad Lane just to catch signal breakers.The idea is to prevent the violation, not catch one or two offenders.Particularly worst are the BEST drivers, and the MCGM garbage compactor drivers, two wheelers, and of course, the MTP tow chains.It is reasonably expected that drivers of public authorities, be the examples, Yatha Raja, Thatha Praja.Further, water tankers are being parked in no parking zone on Lallubhai Road at will, and evn trucks are being parked overnight as if this is a commercial and industrial zone, as you can see in the pictures.Delivery trucks of soft drinks also could not care less in parking wrong direction, on zebra crossing, exactly at the turn at Lallubhai Park, which is a blind corner, he nearly hit me head on, as can be seen in the pictures.Private vehicles are also moving and parking wrong side at the corner stalls while buying and taking refreshments.For this, it is imperative that MTP deploy constables on motor cycles, throughout the day for duty all along Lallubhai Park area, to constantly patrol for such illegal activities which are dangerous for pedestrians and other users.Further, median dividers, and preferably a traffic island, are required at that junction at the earliest.The Ganpati pandal which is put up on the road can be adjusted accordingly within the median divider.The traffic to and from Andheri station also needs to be realigned, entry from McDonalds side, and exit from MA high School side.This can be shown on the plan in detail.As you also see in the photos, MTP tow chains are equally guilty of breaking signals, and ghoing wrong side of the road.In short, all this means rash, reckless, dangerous driving, pedestrians are toatlly inscure and afraid of walking, let alone crossing. since vehicles are parked on zebra lines, and wrong side of the roads.For this, it is requested that the matter be taken up with the MTP and MCGM, and the same be resolved to the basic safety of the pedestrian and road users.As you know, the undersigned will cooperate and assist in this.
ArchitectSecretaryuFounder TrusteeForum for Improving Quality of Life in Mumbai Suburbs>>>
COPY AS RECEIVED
In view of the proposed work of the fly over including subway across S. V. Road on Barfiwala Lane and Gokhale Bridge in the limits of the D.N.Nagar Traffic Division at Andheri (W) and in order to prevent danger, obstruction and inconvenience to the public , followingtraffic arrangements has been made effective from 28th October 2009
1) The C.D.Barfiwala lane, Andheri (W) shall be 'One Way' for all types motor vehicles from Shivprasad Hotel Junction towards S.V. Road ( i.e.from West direction to East direction ) for 24 hrs., i.e. there shall be 'No Entry' for all types of motor vehicles on the C. D. Barfiwala lane, Andheri (W) from its junction with S. V. Road towards Shivprasad Hotel Junction for 24 hrs.
2) Parking of all types of motor vehicles shall be prohibited on either sides of the C.D.Barfiwala lane, Andheri (W), for 24 hrs.
3) The Azad Lane , Andheri (W) shall be 'One Way' for all types motor vehicles from S. V. Road ( Mahila Mandal Junction ) towards Gulmohar Road & C. D. Barfiwala Road Junction ( i.e.from East direction to Wast direction ) for 24 hrs., i.e. there shall be 'No Entry' for all types of motor vehicles on the Azad lane, Andheri (W) from Gulmohar Road & C. D. Barfiwala Road Junction towards S. V. Road ( Mahila Mandal Junction ) for 24 hrs.
4) Parking of all types of motor vehicles shall be prohibited on either sides of the Azad lane, Andheri (W), for 24 hrs.
5) The Lallubhai Park Road , Andheri (W) shall be 'One Way' for all types motor vehicles from its junction with M. A. Road towards its junction with S. V. Road ( Mahila Mandal Junction ) for 24 hrs., i.e. there shall be 'No Entry' for all types of motor vehicles on the Lallubhai Park Road, Andheri ( W ) from S. V. Road ( Mahila Mandal Junction ) towards its junction M. A. Road Andheri (W) , for 24 hrs.
6) Parking of all types of motor vehicles shall be prohibited on either sides of the Lallubhai Park Road, Andheri (W), for 24 hrs.
7) Movements of Heavy Motor Vehicles & All Goods Motor Vehicles shall be prohibited on the above said Roads, i.e. C. D. Barfiwala Road, Azad Lane , Lallubhai Park Road, Andheri (W) , for 24 hrs.
Please forward this message to your friends who may be interested in having traffic updates of Mumbai City.Issued in public interest by Traffic Police H.Q, 87, Sir Pochkhanwala Road, Worli Mumbai.
For details please log on www.trafficpolicemumbai.org
( Anu Manish Bhitre)
Dy. Commissioner of Police,(Suburban) Traffic Control Branch, Mumbai.
On\n, Nov 20, 2011 at 11:31 AM, Jagdeep DESAI <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:2011 NOV 20The ACK WestMCGM
Senior PITrafficD N Nagar Traffic ChowkieNamaskar,
In reference to this report, referring to the circular by the AMC, Projects, MCGM
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/Curbs-on-water-tankers-filling-up-near-schools/articleshow/10647407.cmshttp://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/Schools-welcome-buffer-zones-cops-sceptical/articleshow/10647214.cmsIt is observed that this circular is not being followed by the K West, MCGM, as of 2011 NOV 15, for its own filling valve under the Gokhale Flyover Bridge, Andheri West,which is well within the 100m restricted zone as directed by the AMC, Projects, MCGM, as the Sheth M A High School is just across the road, and large numbers of students havbe to walk to the Andheri Station, take school buses, etc., all the while the water tankers are racing to fill their tanks and get back as soon as possible for their next trip throughout the day, not observing the time restrictions.Apart from that, there are two other schools in the Lallubhai Park area, which also have different timings, and there are private tube wells withing 100m of these two schools also, and all these water tankers are driven rashly and recklessly, stop in the middle of the road,m corners, wrong side, etc.Besides, the MTP is not taking action against the water tankers, apart from the 10000 litre, ie, just the water weighing over 10 tones when full, and what to say about the 20000 litre ones, water weighing over 20 tonnes when full, when they are operating in the area of Lallubhai Park, which is declared a no entry to heavy vehicles zone from 2009 OCT, as per notification by the ACP Traffic, MTP.Further, there is the D N Nagar Traffic Chowkie just next to this water valve, so there is absolutely no reason why the tankers should not be compounded.Apart from the small fact that none of these water tankers would pass the vehicle passing rules, worn out tyres, illegal horns, operating without PUC, water tank not fit for potable water, some were seen as being chemical tankers prior to changeover to water tankers, without any evidence of the tank being cleaned and made fit for water, etc.It is unfortunate that the notifications by ACP, Traffic, MTP, of 2009, as well as the latest one by AMC, Projects, MCGM, are being ignored on the ground.Thanqx.Jagdeep DESAIArchitectUKFW>>>>>>Shawan Sen, TNN | Nov 8, 2011, 12.31AM IST
Curbs on water tankers filling up near schools
MUMBAI: Water tankers parked near schools is a common sight, risking the lives of thousands of children. Realizing the impending danger, the civic body has issued a circular to ward officers restricting tanker-filling activity near private and public schools.
The tankers fetch water from wells near schools, hindering "free movement of school children, their parents and school buses". In addition to inconvenience, the safety of children is endangered, said municipal commissioner Subodh Kumar.
The civic body has restricted the tanker-filling activity on municipal roads in a 100-metre zone on all approach roads to the schools. The zone includes the approach road (main roads leading to the approach road as well as by lanes bifurcating approach roads and back-lanes) on which the school gate is located.
Tanker-filling will have to be stopped one-and-a-half hours prior and an hour later to the beginning of the school session, and an hour prior and after the ending of every school session. For instance, if the school session begins at 7:30 am and ends at 12:30, tanker-filling on approach roads will be stopped from 6 am to 8:30 am and 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. The same restriction is applicable to the afternoon session.
Ward officers will be responsible for the implementation of the circular, which will come into effect from November 15. In case of violation, a notice will be issued to the premise owners where the wells are located. Action will also be taken against tank owners for violation of timings. Written warnings for first two failures will be sent to the premise owner and the tank owner. Despite two warnings, if the civic body catches them, the pump and tanker licence will be forfeited.
"The circular was issued from the security point of view. It was posing a great danger to the security of school children. Water spillage can take place, limiting free movement of children near schools," additional municipal commissioner Rajiv Jalota said. On whether there was resistance from the tanker lobby, he said, "We have not yet received any complaint. We have given all necessary requirements of the civic body as far as water-filling is concerned."
Shawan Sen, TNN | Nov 8, 2011, 12.03AM IST
Schools welcome buffer zones; cops sceptical
MUMBAI: The idea of preventing water tankers from plying near schools has been welcomed by the school fraternity, but has not gone down well the tankers' association.
Experts feel that there is a need for more buffer zones around schools, restricting the entry of dumpers and private buses. The traffic department, however, is sceptical about the initiative, citing practical difficulties.
Many schools across the city are on busy roads-like Bombay Scottish, J B Petit, Villa Teresa and Jamnabai Narsee School--which means buses and private cars, which ferry children to school, clogging roads. Dumpers and other heavy vehicles are often spotted outside schools, restricting the movement of children. "It is a good idea to prevent water tankers from moving around near schools. Soon after the school session, children tend to move around the streets in a very disorderly manner. Heavy vehicles plying around the schools pose a great danger as any untoward incident can take place. The civic body should issue a circular preventing heavy vehicles from plying near schools when the session is on," said Shankar Yamaji Pawar, principal, Pushpa Park School, Malad (E).Congress corporator Sameer Desai told TOI, "I welcome the idea but like several other circulars issued by the civic body, I am skeptical about its implementation. It is a very noble idea, preventing untoward incidents near schools, but only if its execution is proper."
The tankers' association, however, slammed the civic body for targeting them. "There has been no such accident near schools. There is no rational behind the decision. The vehicles are stationary when the tanks are being filled. So, how can them harm anyone," said Rajesh Thakur, a member of the Water Tankers' Association.
On the need for more buffer zones near schools, additional commissioner (traffic) Brijesh Singh told TOI, "It is impractical to create the zones due to practical difficulties such as space. There aren't enough alternative routes."
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Saturday, April 28, 2012
The Limca Book of records says about him- "Longest dharna
The one-man agitation of Master Vijay Singh, a school teacher from Chausana village in Muzaffarnagar, UP entered its 16th year on Feb 26, 2011. He has been sitting on satyagraha in front of the office of District Magistrate, Muzaffarnagar since 1996. It all started once after he unearthed a fraud-illegal possession of about 400 acres of farmland and other public properties worth Rs 90 crore - by land mafias in his village. He is determined to continue the fight for justice till the entire grabbed land is restored to the government or distributed among the landless poor."
Similarly, India Book of Records says- "His agitation is the longest 'one man agitation' against corruption and powerful public land mafia in his own village. It is based on the non-violence concept of Gandhi Ji. As a result of this, about 300 bighas of land has been freed from illegal processors."
Master Vijay Singh is in Lucknow these days where he has come to meet the highest authorities to get government support in his life-long endeavour. I had been reading about his being in Lucknow in the different newspapers. Hence, it came as a genuinely pleasant surprise when he called me yesterday evening saying that he wanted to meet us at our house at Gomti Nagar, Lucknow.
It was going to be a privilege and an elevating experience and that is what it actually turned out to be when he came today morning. He came walking from his place of stay in the same way he has walked over 610 Kilometers of distance from Muzaffarnagar to Lucknow.
An extremely simple, down to Earth, smiling and endearing personality, he is prone to smiling and laughing but this outwardly charm shall not let anyone assume him as being a simpleton or a fool. He is a man of steel because he knows what he wants in life. He knows that he has to fight against all those people who have illegally grabbed the government land, in the shape of Village society land, Nazul land, other government land and has to get this land freed. For this purpose, he can go to any extent. This is exactly what he has done. For the last 16 years, he has been living on a small part of Veranda in front of the District Magistrate Office in Muzaffarnagar, which is his living place, his house or whatever you might call it. His food gets cooked there and he stays there as long as something very urgent does not need him to leave this place.
While this simple looking person might look very innocuous and harmless, he is a most dangerous person for all the land grabbers of the area. He has faced threats of all kinds including the threat of being murdered, in case he did not mend his ways and did not give up his endeavour. But this stubborn person knows no bounds and he did not leave his attempts mid way, come what may.
He told me and wife Nutan that his only principle of life is that one shall never give up and one shall never make haste. He told that when he started this journey some 17 years ago, he was only a school teacher who hardly knew anything about the world. When he initially started his protest/ agitation, no one took him seriously and he was ignored by one and all. When he still prolonged the Dharana, he was given all kinds of serious threats. It was much later in his life, many years later, that he was given some serious thoughts. Till now he has got 136 cases registered in various Revenue and Civil Courts for getting the government land freed from illegal occupation.
One important thing that Vijay Singh said again and again is that he has always found the Media extremely cooperative in his efforts all through his life. He says that whatever he is today and whatever success he has got so far, a sufficiently large credit for this goes to the Media. He is also of the opinion that Media always supports a right cause and the transformation in Indian society owes a lot to the Indian Media. Thus, here we find a person who is not ungrateful to Media while still getting its support or using it for their own purpose.
When we called our children Tanaya and Aditya to get some learning from Master Vijay Singh, he told them that he is not very good in English and the only English phrase he knows is- "When the muscles say No, I say yes."
Keep it up Master Vijay Singh. We are proud to have people like him.