Kalyan residents started protests due to the improper drainage system and potholes on roads in the Aadivali area of Kalyan, thousands of residents facing major inconvenience amid heavy rain. On Wednesday the residents protested against Kalyan Dombivli municipal Corporation (KDMC) administration by sitting in water filled potholes and demanded to fulfill their long-pending demands.
The residents gathered near the office of Kunal Patil’s former corporator, who also joined the protest with residents against KDMC by sitting in a potholes-filled road.
The Aadivali area where many housing colonies came into existence in the last few years, but still faces improper drainage system. Whereas the roads are also not repaired as the area comes under 27 villages and will remain with KDMC or separate council.
Property and other taxes are taking properly and neglecting the area in the rainy season, so the residents are forced to face major inconvenience.
Mayuri Jadhav, one of the protestors said; “In the absence of proper drainage system, water enters into housing colonies even if it rains a little.”
Another protestors said; “Not only drainage system, but KDMC has also not even repaired road for many years due to which people have to walk from potholes-filled roads.”
Residents alleged that when the flood-like situation arose, former KDMC’s Mayor Rane personally visited the area and had assured residents to fulfill their demands but nothing has happened.
Kunal Patil, former corporator said; “Despite several demands, KDMC is neglecting residents of 27 villages for many years by not doing infrastructure-related work and people are suffering badly here.”
City Engineer of KDMC- Sapna Koli said; “Since the area is in legal battle weather these villages will remain in KDMC or have a separate council, we are unable to do work here. However, once the rain stops, we will fill the potholes,”