Nikhil Kuruganti: Sarkar of Mumbai

Sarkar of Mumbai

Sahebancha aadesh aahe (Boss has ordered)”. Officials in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) heard these three words that can actually make them give it their 100 per cent.

It seems the Thackerays feel civic officials have not done a 100 per cent job of ending the mosquito menace at Kala Nagar in Bandra. Sources say the family is apparently unhappy with the fogging in the area and have demanded a more effective solution.

So, the BMC has decided to fumigate the area again, this time with the new vehicle-mounted machines that are yet to be deployed.

Mayor Dr Shubha Raul is to launch the machines on Saturday morning, along with Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray.

“We have got several complaints from Kala Nagar residents, as it is close to the creek. Let’s see if the new machines help them,” said an official in the insecticide department.

But local corporator Bala Sawant insisted the Thackerays were not the only ones who are facing a problem. “The entire Bandra (east) faces a major problem of mosquitoes. We have a problem of street dogs too.

Uddhav did mention about the mosquito problem but it is not only the Thackeray family that is suffering. In fact, he has instructed all Sena corporators to keep their areas clean and green.”

Sawant said the 250 constables on duty in and around the Thackeray resident too have requested him ‘to do something’. “We get private parties too to carry out fogging but it doesn’t help,” he says.

According to Dr Tushar Jagtap, a resident of Kala Nagar, “We have been complaining since a fortnight. The problem has increased this year because drains in the area have been left uncovered, providing a suitable ground for mosquito breeding.”

• The Thackerays were unavailable for comments.

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