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Stop traffic hazard due to puja pandal on Akurli road

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Dear Lokhandwala Township Citizens,

As you all might be experiencing, the Puja Pandal erected on Akurli Road at Hanuman Mandir is causing grave inconvenience to the citizens of Lokhandwala Township, Kandivali East. A mere distance of about 1.2 km from Lokhandwala Township (Loto) to the Western Express Highway is now taking anywhere between 01 hour to 1 ½ hours !

Not only does this severe congestion poses a serious safety hazard to the travelling public at large, but is also exposing the people residing in Loto to potentially disastrous delays during any medical emergency / fire fighting response.

I hope you all will agree that Loto Citizens have a right to decent environment, to live peacefully and the right to free movement.

While adverting to incalculable inconvenience, nuisance and obstruction caused to the public because of installation of the Ganpati Puja Pandal and the decorative structures thereof, it is obligatory for the State Administration to regulate the same so as to ensure that such Pandals are not installed in already congested areas and do not become a source for causing atrocity on the society.

May we therefore call upon the concerned State Authorities, including the local MLA and MP to take up the matter with the concerned Puja Committee Organizers and ensure that the structure installed, which encroaches onto the public roads and spaces, is immediately removed and there is a respite for all citizens living in the area.

Having requested the above, may I also add that this request for necessary action should not be treated as an adversarial campaign but a supportive one trying to ensure that the festive mood of citizens is not dampened by the hardships faced.

Looking forward to your cooperation and an affirmative action.

Thanking you,

Lokhandwala Township Citizens Forum

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