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Petition to Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Sh. Manohar Lal Khattar, Sh. Nitin Gadkari

Make NCR Livable Again: Strictly Implement Pollution Control Board’s Recommendations

We all have been fighting for CLEAN AIR from last 2 Years. Ministers have given words a number of times. Hon'ble Higher Courts and National Green Tribunal are vigilant of the issue and consistently issuing Directions. But, No Implementation No Effect. People are dying due to strokes, heart diseases, lung cancer and asthma. The PM(2.5) Level maintains itself around 200 since 2 Years which is well above the Dangerous Mark. The poison in the Air has reached the maximum measurable limit of 999.9, where People can Die due to Breathing.  The Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) as well as the Central  Pollution Control Board (CPCB) recognized the Problem in 2016 and recommended ways to tackle this to the Government of Haryana. But Government's huge delay in implementation is making the situation worse and taking the Lives to hell. As recommended by PCB's, Diesel Auto-Rickshaws hugely contributes to Air Pollution in Metro Areas. Banning these Autos may alone reduce the PM(2.5) Level by more than half. It was seen in Gurugram last year when large number of Diesel Autos were issued challans by Gurugram Police and the Air Quality improved drastically within in 2 Days. Also, Delhi banned Diesel Auto-Rickshaws and Buses Long ago, and thus has saved itself for so long. Same step is long due in neighboring cities as well, especially when there is sufficient availability of CNG in the area. Besides, no dust on roads, no constructions without covering sheets and all of us giving our best contribution would save the Heart of India. Thus it is requested to the Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change and the Chief Minister Haryana to immediately put a blanket ban on Diesel Public Transport and Old vehicles and strictly implement the Recommendations made by the boards.

Aditya Gupta
539 supporters
Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to Devendra Fadnavis, Narendra Modi, national green tribunal, Supreme Court of India, Justice Dipak Misra, JICA India, JICA Tokyo

Mumbai’s climate and ecology in danger. NO, It is not due to Diwali.

Mumbai, the city of dreams in India , while blessed with wealth is very poor in one aspect, Open spaces. The only relief this densely packed city has are, Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) and Aarey Forest. These lush green oases in a sea of grey, not only tackle pollution and floods but also help bring down temperatures. But unfortunately Mumbai stands to lose this forest due to various upcoming projects. The first of these, which will open up this green lung to commercialization, is a car shed for the upcoming Mumbai Metro 3, which is being funded by the Japanese company, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) with 57% of the project cost , which is about  2,036 Million $.  A car shed is nothing but a parking lot and service area for metro trains. JICA Dear reader, in this day and age when the world is struggling with the devastating consequences of climate change, destroying a critical green lung for a parking lot is irresponsible. 3500 trees are set to be cut and we want the government to rethink the location of the car shed.There are many viable options, mentioned in their own studies, which have no environmental destruction involved.Experts from NEERI and IIT (Reputed organizations in India) have suggested 7 other alternate sites as  options.They have clearly warned of the consequences Mumbai will face in terms of flooding and loss of open space & wildlife, if the depot is built in Aarey forest.Government records show that Aarey is an integral part of Sanjay gandhi National Park and thus protected under forest laws. It has over 5 Lakh trees, it is home to 9 resident leopards and has a rich biodiversity of flora and fauna. Even today, original adivasis (indigenous inhabitants of this area) live in 27 tribal hamlets in Aarey. It offers a unique experience for urban dwellers to experience nature at it's best. “In the name of development, only tribals suffer” said one of the leaders. The Save Aarey campaign has been requesting the government to relocate the carshed to an alternative location. Relocation will not affect the metro 3 alignment in any way. Common citizens from all walks of life, professionals, students, school children, celebrities have  supported this issue. Inspite of all this the state government is insistent on building the depot in Aarey. And to support this, they have given wrong information to JICA. The Mumbai Metro rail corporation Ltd.(MMRCL) has told JICA that the project site is located in city area and no wildlife is envisaged, while in reality, Aarey is a forest area , housing 76 species of birds, 80 species of butterflies , 16 species of mammals, 38 species of reptiles and 9 leopards, besides 0.4 million trees. By signing this petition, you are asking JICA to review the funding given to the project. According to JICA's environmental and social considerations, it should comment on the issue and By shifting the depot out of Aarey, Mumbai will not only get a metro but also retain its green, open space. And we are sure in consideration of its policies, JICA will also help in putting an end to further loss of land in Aarey to various other big and small projects. Help #SaveAareyForest.

Nirali Vaidya
160,279 supporters
Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to Shri Narendra Modi, Shri Nitin Gadkari, Devendra Fadnavis, Shri Girish Bapat, Shri Madhukar Daate, Shri Baburao Pacharne, Shri Shivajirao Patil, Mohd. Suvez Haque, Shri Chandrashekhar Bawankule, CEO , Shri Saurabh Rao, Shri Kiran Gitte

#SaveWagholi - Provide Better Infrastructure & Basic Amenities

WAGHOLI is one of the fastest growing suburb of Pune city just on the outskirts on Pune-Ahmednagar road (SH27) and a few KMs away from EON IT Park, Magarpatta IT Park, Pune International Airport, Viman Nagar etc. The construction of housing societies, big factories, warehouses are in full swing here. Speed with which new constructions are being permitted by authorities and people moving in, the infrastructure of the area should have drastically changed too but believe us it remains the same as it was 10-15 years ago. No proper roads, no water by authorities, no garbage collection, no drainage system, load shedding every other day by MSEDCL, goondaism by localites, no police patrolling, no traffic lights, no street lights, no speed breakers and WHAT ELSE NOT. On road from Kharadi towards and in Wagholi No/not working traffic signals on all crossings No Police wala on the entire stretch to prevent any nuisance Number of Heavy vehicles parked on road side restricting free traffic movement  Small as well as heavy vehicles on wrong side. No one to check and no one to question Garbage dumps at various places on both sides of the road Encroachments from big shops/showrooms/warehouses impacting free movement  Numerous illegal crossings Heavy vehicles freely obstructing traffic on the crossing and taking turns on wrong side at their wish No zebra crossings for pedestrians (kids, elders are forced to wait, run in groups and obstruct traffic) Various illegal hoardings on both sides distracting drivers every second After Entering Wagholi Garbage dumps on every other corner, even outside Wagholi Grampanchayat Bumpy roads, countless potholes everywhere Fast moving heavy vehicles on every road risking lives of small vehicles Scary and dangerous roads at nights without a single street light No speed breakers outside numerous public/private schools endangering kids / parents Goons/Goondaism after every few meters with no fear of Police or Government and no sign of remorse after committing crime Grievances from Housing Societies No Water from Grampanchayat / Corporation. Societies are forced to purchase water from tanker mafia who charge big time No Garbage collection from GP. Societies are forced to arrange dumping on their own. Dumping and burning of garbage beside one society or the other without their knowledge that not only stinks but also increases health issues. Note: GP does collect garbage from native Wagholi residents as if only they are humans and not citizens living in societies. No Drainage System from GP at all. Societies are forced to arrange waste drainage on their own into natural and nearby river streams. No Street Lights on roads making them scary for residents to cross during nights. No Proper Roads / Countless Potholes and residents of housing societies are forced to live in a tribal like conditions. No Police Patrolling at day or nights. No Police Station or Police Chowki. Nearest is Lonikand police station which is 6-8 kms away and is as good as reaching more into another village. No Traffic Control at all. Traffic Imagine a crossing without traffic signal and without any traffic police. Chaos on every other crossing of Wagholi at peak time. Heavy Encroachment that leads to more narrower roads impacting the free movement of traffic. Incapability of Wagholi GP in handling vast number of societies in providing services and hence they do not register any new housing societies. Regular load shedding from MSEB. Old transformers, lines need revisit, servicing, replacement etc. We request following honorable dignitaries: Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Shri Devendra Fadnavis Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shri Nitin Gadkari Minister of Energy, Maharashtra State,  Shri Chandrashekhar Bawankule Guardian Minister, District Pune, Shri Girish Bapat Member of Parliament, Shirur Constituency, Shri Shivajirao Patil Member of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, Maha, Shirur Assembly, Shri Baburao Pacharne Gram Vikas Adhikari, Wagholi Grampanchayat, Shri Madhukar Daate DEMANDS Build the proposed 7 kms long flyover from Khandve Nagar to BJS College covering entire Wagholi stretch segregating Wagholi traffic with SH27 traffic Either create a new Corporation for Wagholi and nearby villages or merge it with PMC Wagholi GP should accept registration of societies unconditionally in the interim Basic amenities like water, garbage collection, roads, street lights should be provided to all societies PMRDA should stop further permissions to any development in the area till existing societies are provided needed services A dedicated MSEB sub-station for Wagholi area reducing regular power interruptions in the feeder, Lonikand Sub-station and long lines Encroachment removal from both sides of Nagar road from Kharadi leading to Wagholi Make traffic signals working on all crossings and remove illegal cuts. Regular Police patrolling in the area at day and night and a local police station for Wagholi. A public-private partnership model of development of the area as per need and requirements and not on the basis of what earns the authorities more. Really hope that authorities will listen to the plight of Wagholi Housing Socities and act sooner than later. Connect with us at twitter.com/WagholiHSA fb.com/WagholiHSA

Wagholi Housing Societies Association (WHSA)
3,562 supporters