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Corporators want free first class rail pass, ride on sea link

After getting a salary hike of 100 per cent and free laptops, civic corporators now want not only free ride over the Bandra-Worli Sea Link but also first class local railway pass free of cost to reach civic head office to attend various meetings.

mumbai Updated: Aug 16, 2010 01:34 IST
Sujit Mahamulkar

After getting a salary hike of 100 per cent and free laptops, civic corporators now want not only free ride over the Bandra-Worli Sea Link but also first class local railway pass free of cost to reach civic head office to attend various meetings.

Two corporators have written to Mayor Shraddha Jadhav stating their demands.

Baldevsingh Manku, a congress corporator representing Bhadran Nagar and Mamlatdar Wadi in Malad, who is also a member of Civic Improvement Committee and Works Csommittee said, “It has often happened that I could not reach the civic head quarter in south Mumbai, to attend meetings in time. So the civic body should provide us first class railway pass to travel by local trains.”

“The season ticket should be available for three routes as corporators from suburbs have to change train routes from western to central or harbour to reach faster to the head office,” said Manku, who travels from Malad station to Andheri on the western line and then to CST on the harbour line.

While Ajit Raorane, a corporator from Konkani Pada area has demanded that corporators should be exempted from the Bandra-Worli Sea Link toll.

He sent a letter to Mayor Shraddha Jadhav which stated: “As a corporator, we should get toll-free ride from Bandra-Worli sea link as we have to reach the Mantralaya and the civic head quarter to solve people’s problem.”

“We’ll discuss these matters in the civic general body meeting in this week,” said the mayor.