Cooperation to solve issues of Deolali: MLA Ahire
“Deolali is known as army camp. It is a clean and peaceful city it should be developed in a proper way. I will provide every cooperation for this through state government”, stated newly elected MLA of Deolali constituency Saroj Ahire.
She met a chief executive officer of Deolali cantonment board Ajay Kumar to know various issues of the cantonment board and citizens. Ahire held discussions over road, water and health issues.
At present, there is a shortage of fund and octroi nakas are shut. Water and property tax cannot be hiked. Momentum cannot be provided to development works as there are no sources of revenue. While amending the Cantonment Act 2007, every state government should implement their schemes in the cantonment area and to give development fund on the basis of population, said Ajaykumar.
Rs 7.25 crore for Deolali was expected in five years. Besides this, Rs 19 crore in the form of GST and Rs 80 crore as service charges from army department have not received yet. The annual budget of the board is Rs 50 crore and as there is hike in salaries of employees, pension of retired employees and administrative expenditure, it is hard to achieve balance, he added.
An underground sewage scheme worth Rs 62 crore through MP Hemant Godse is in progress, while a sports complex worth Rs 9.25 crore will be constructed on Anand Road ground, Ajaykumar informed.
MLA Ahire said, “Lam road which is entrance of the city should an idol. If this road is transferred to public works department, government can spend money on it. Importance of Deolali Camp is important in Deolali constituency. I will table stand for its development with the government. Will make efforts under the guidance of MP Hemant Godse about central government schemes.”
City chief of Nationalist Congress Party Adv Balasaheb Adke, NCP women wing chief Saira Shaikh, Rajendra Jadhav, Ravindra Bhadane and others were also present.