Mumbai: India’s first property channel, Magicbricks NOW, for the first time took one of its most popular shows, The Urban Debate, right into its viewers’ backyards in Thane where it hosted The Urban Debate with the Municipal Commissioner of Thane, Sanjeev Jaiswal. Magicbricks NOW Editor Faye D’Souza led the discussion to put the spotlight on all stakeholders responsible and accountable for the most pressing issues in real estate.
Across an intense session of over two hours, Magicbricks NOW brought Thane municipal authorities and the local residents together to highlight, discuss and address their issues and concerns about water shortage and quality, health, the state of the roads, sewage and sanitation, their preparedness for the forthcoming monsoon, resolving problems of potholes, issues related to hawkers, road widening and developments, slum rehabilitations and many more civic issues.
During the event on Saturday, Mr. Sanjeev Jaiswal spoke about various issues pertaining to the city of Thane and how the citizen should voice their opinions to the concerned authorities. He shared his views on the water scarcity issue and how it can be resolved by simple means. As a major highlight of the afternoon, Mr. Jaiswal announced that Thane would be getting an alternative railway station in the coming years, opening of a working women hostel, an old age home, parking area near major malls in the locality, parks for children and elderly and development of major roads. Towards the end of the session, he requested the citizens of Thane to cooperate with the TMC (Thane Municipal Corporation) by being equally responsible citizens.
Faye D’souza said, “Magicbricks NOW has always had a single-minded focus on the end consumer, and we are delighted with both, the response to the Urban Debate in Thane, and with the extremely positive response that we received from the Thane municipal authorities led by Municipal Commissioner Mr Sanjeev Jaiswal, and we look forward to positive action on the basis of the fruitful discussions that were held. Magicbricks NOW will continue to go on-ground to help make a difference in the lives of our viewers and thereby to strengthen our connect with them even further.”
On viewer requests, Magicbricks NOW will take The Urban Debate’s on-ground series to their localities to facilitate discussions with and positive action from their local Municipal authorities.