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Tackling traffic menace top priority of new BMC Mayor

Tackling traffic menace top priority of new BMC Mayor

Mumbai:Tackling the “traffic menace” and resultant vehicular pollution will be top on the agenda of newly-elected BMC Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar.

“If you ask my priority, I would say that city is facing the menace of traffic. Due to traffic, toxic gases like carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, methane etc are getting released in air, which is turn becomes a cause for ailments like TB, heart attack etc.” he told reporters.

Mahadeshwar, a three-time Sena corproator from suburban Santacruz, said he would try to tackle these issues with the collective efforts of all parties.

“Shiv Sena’s mantra is ‘swatch’ (clean), ‘swastha’ (healthy) and ‘sundar’ (beautiful) Mumbai, and I will strive to realise this,” he said.

Replying to a petition moved against him in the small causes court by two rival candidates alleging suppression of information while filing nomination for BMC polls, Mahadeshwar said he has not received any notices regarding it.

“I will respond to the notice if I receive it,” he said.

When asked about Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’s announcement related to appointing Upa-Lokayukta to oversee the functioning of the country’s civic body, the Mayor said, “We have been advocating transparency and practicing it for long time. However, transparency should not be selective.