Pune, 10th February 2024: Member of Parliament (MP) Supriya Sule recently engaged in a crucial discussion with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in Delhi, addressing the pressing issue of house repairs within 100 meters of the National Defence Academy (NDA) area. Sule advocated for allowing constructions and repairs within this distance, emphasizing the need for cooperation to address the concerns of affected residents.
NDA, encompassing Kondhwe-Dhawade, Shivane, Kopare, Uttamnagar, Ahire, Kudje, Kirkatwadi, and Khadakwasla, has been a significant area under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Defence since its establishment in 1954. The Ministry decided to construct an airport for trainees within NDA premises in 2017, leading to restrictions on residents obtaining a ‘No Objection Certificate’ for house repairs or construction.
While the Supreme Court validated the circular dated October 25, 2016, emphasizing a protection wall distance of 10 meters for constructions, NDA persists with the condition of 100 meters. MP Supriya Sule urged the Defence Minister to consider the validated circular, ensuring immediate permission for constructions and repairs within the stipulated 100 meters.
Sule also brought attention to the deteriorating condition of roads connecting Ahire village, Mokarwadi Sonarwadi, Wanjalewadi, and Khadewadi villages, falling under the jurisdiction of the NDA. These damaged roads cause significant inconvenience to citizens, particularly during the monsoons.
Addressing the issue, MP Sule requested the Defence Minister to facilitate the repair of these roads, highlighting that funds are available at various levels for this purpose. The lack of special permissions has hindered the repair process, and Sule sought the Defence Minister’s cooperation to expedite the much-needed road repairs.
Present at the meeting were concerned villagers Trimbak Mokashi, Vijay Gaikwad, Shailesh Chavan, and Khushal Karanjawane, underlining the collective plea for immediate attention to these critical matters affecting the daily lives of the citizens in the region.