Residents Association for welfare of residents in area
LALLUBHAI PARK AREA RESIDENTS' ASSOCIATION
C/o. B2, Tirath, Lallubhai Park, Andheri (W) Mumbai 400 058.
Brief History: Our Association is started in November 1998
in view of Hawing Zone declaration at our area. Massive rally
was organized and people of the area got together. Memorandum
was submitted to Municipal Ward offer. (Circular and cutting
of newspaper attached. There was coverage of TV, Newspapers
and various magazines.
Since Nov 1998 onward association is working for community
development under President of Paresh Mehta with adhoc committee.
All societies are members and they also contributed as an
when requested. Lallubhai Park Area Residents Association
is non-political organization.
Strength of Association: Our Association is made of various
housing societies, Tenants building, Bungalows and Housing
colony like Tata Housing Center and Parsi Colony.
Total No of societies: 67 societies.
Area Covered: East of SV Road to west of Railway line, North
of Irla Nala till South of Flyover Bridge towards of MA High
School- Andheri West.
Residents in the area: approximately 15,000. Area map is enclosed
for your reference.
1. Received Award from CITISPACE for Best managed Resident
Association by Ret. Judge Dharmadhikari.in 2003.
2. Second best Association by Bombay Chamber of Commerce-
Social service 2003
3. On 12th June 2004 received the Award for best Cleanliness
Area by BMC- Hon Mayor.
Various Activities of the association, in brief:
(A) Cleaning of Area: We have removed the 19 trucks of debris
and cleaning of Gutters with own effort and private contractors
to clean entire area. This activity are undertaken ever year
and before monsoon all the gutters are clean to avoid flooding
in entire area. Our association is coordinating with BMC on
regular basis. From 1st Nov 2001, again cleaning of entire
area started with private contractor and this will be ongoing
project. Till now we had removed more than 14 trucks.
From 1st Nov 2002, all residents have decided to remove the
Dust bins from two locations. LAPARA adhoc committee has taken
special interest to educate the residents of entire area and
hutment area for Dry and Wet Garbage separation, Provided
the two dust bins to each societies for wet and Dry Garbage.
With the help of BMC coordination, we are now successful to
keep dustbin free area in Lallubhai Park. Our nest step is
to make zero Garbage concepts.
(B) Beatification of area: Various buildings have taken up
the beatification in front of societies/Bungalows, over the
open gutters, by making flowerbeds and garden, where by Association
helps to get permission from BMC and help to beautify the
area. Some of societies have completed the work and few are
yet to complete. If any permission help require from us than
please let us know, we will help you for the process.
We also requested the various builders/developers to help
us and beatify the streets. We have got good response from
(C) Safety and Security of area: Association has appointed
with consultation of Juhu Police, Private security personnel
with Doberman dogs for night patrolling, for the trial period
of six month. No house braking or theft was reported. It was
discontinue during the monsoon time. In fact Police department
were very happy to help in the area and encourage us to continue
such work. We also tried for another 3 months again in last
summer but due to lack of fund we had presently discontinue.
(D) Garden Development: There are two BMC gardens in entire
area, Lallubhai Park and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Garden.
Both the Gardens were painted and given very new look and
now many people of this area as well as area from Vile Parle
West and Andheri East use it. Both the gardens are also utilized
for Senior citizens of this area. Regular Yoga Classes are
conducted in two batches. Gardens are painted with Children
loving Cartoons and Yoga postures. We have now received the
donation, for this cause, from different organizations.
Development. More than 30 new cement benches are put in the
We have join hands with BMC for Sardar Patel Garden and provided
the entire paints and some of the New Children Play equipments
installed. Excellent support was given by BMC K west officers
and staff. Garden was re opened by Municipal Commissioner
(E) Public meetings: Various public meeting are held time
to time for awareness of people and benefit of people.
(1) Spiritual Lectures: Baba Amte has also visited our area
and given his blessing. Mr. Servesh Vora also spoke on spiritual
(2) MTNL: General Manager, DGM and other staff addressed the
people for their rights and MNTL services. Problems faced
by citizens regarding services, and their solutions were taken
up in such interactions. MTNL has its exchange in our area,
and it frequently under takes digging up of road, causing
great nuisance. The matter was taken up in such meeting, along
with co ordination with BMC.
(3) Police Department: Dy. Comm. Of police, Asst Comm. of
Police and Police station In charge of this area, were invited
for meeting and interactions with citizens. They spoke about
the safety, about keeping details of domestic servants, about
how one should be careful etc and how citizens will be helpful
to police and vice a versa. Mahola Committee meeting are also
(4) Mahanager Gas/ BSES: Coordination and road digging issues
are taken up in the area with request to place boards to display
nature of work, estimated time, date of completion and hazard
(5) Medical Camp; Sr. Citizen medical check up camp was organized
on 8th & 15 July 2002. Blood, Urine, Osteoporosis, Dental,
Eye, Cancer, Gynec for ladies was successfully completed with
senior Doctors and expert advise with report handed over to
each participant at very low cost of Rs. 100 only. Earlier,
seminar about neck and back problem was arranged with demonstrations
for people of this area at free of cost.
(6) Election- Voting Right: All the members of this area were
appealed by circular that every voter must vote. (Copy Enclosed)
(7) Meeting With BMC Officials: More than four times Dy. Municipal
Commissioners with ward officers, Garden and solid waste departments
were invited in Public meeting to address and interact with
residents and their problems at various intervals. This is
ongoing activity. Cleanliness, Misquotes prevent spray, Water
supply and general hygienic issues are discussed on regular
(8) LAPARA has arranged musical evening on 21st Nov 2004 post
Diwali meeting at Rajasthan Hostel. All the committee members
with spouse were invited to all the society who are members.
Video CD presentation shown to all the members and more than
800 people attended the function.
(9) LAPARA Collected Tsunami fund and donated to Ramakrishna
Mission, Rs.1,25,000.00 collected from house to house and
(10) On 21st Nov 2004, LAPARA also awarded the best society
three awards in terms of Cleanliness, security and greenery
maintain by each society. Three Judges were appointed independently
to asses each society.
(F) Location Map: Association has installed, at five different
locations, Oil painted big size board that shows the road
and name of Buildings in the area for convenience. Various
lanes and sub lanes of area are also identified in the map.
(G) Another two addition Location map and different location
plan to put in month of March 2005.
(H) Children Participation: Last Dec 23rd 2000, Association
has arranged the Drawing competition for children of various
age groups. Free drawing paper; Colour boxes and gift were
distributed to all the participants with prizes for top few.
Same evening more than 250 children took part in X-mass party
hosted by our association with games, skits, snacks, balloons
and caps to encourage the activities of area cleanliness,
beautification general hygienic condition. Children from near
by area of Shastry Nagar (Hutment area) were also invited
and we had tried to bridge the gap between classes of poor
In fact with this program, people of entire area very much
touched and spontaneous donation were also received to continue
(I) Mahila Mandal: Association is coordinating with Mahila
Manal organization in our area and also arranged the Ladies
Medical Camp-specially for Gynac base problem and cancer check
up. This was with the help of Rotary Club of Bombay Airport
(J) Zebra Painting: Our members have painted zebra crossing
at two places where school is located, and more traffic hazards
is found. This was carried our by association after the traffic
police departments requested us to do the same as they did
not have fund to do so.
(K) Yoga Classes: Two batches of Yoga classes with music therapy
are running free of cost every day at Garden in the morning
batches. Paresh Mehta started this. People from Andheri-East
and Vile Parle and Juhu lane also take advantage. This is
running for last more than two years.
(L) Grievances of Residents: Every Last Sunday of Month all
the people are requested to attend the meeting for the making
complaints and suggestion at 10.00AM. President with Adhoc
committee members are present during this meeting.
(M) Post Boxes: Association has re-instated the two post boxes
from our area with coordination Postal departments, which
were removed earlier.
(N) Senior Citizen Club: We have two senior citizen clubs,
who meets every day in the morning and also Yoga classes also
run by them, which was started by Mr. Paresh Mehta. They arrange
more than five picnic/mandir darshan with various lecture
in a year. Very active Club and today more than 100 members.
(O) Gujarat Earthquake relief: Our Committee member has collected
the fund and cloths for Gujarat earthquake victims in the
same week of earthquake occurred. We had donated Cash Rs.
57,000.00 to Ramakrishna Mission for Earthquake relief fund
and send the cloths to Kutch by truckload.
(P) News Letter: Our association has started the newsletters
to update the situation in the area and each flat/house distributed.
This was stared from July 2001. Newsletter will be for every
month with important tel no of Govt. and other agencies.
(Q) Hawkers: PIL for non-hawking zone at high court we won.
However we were successful with BMC for declaring our area
as non-hawking zone. No new hawkers are allowed in our
area and people are now vigilant also. Now the case is with
Supreme Court and we are planning to intern the same.
(R) We have been invited by various localities to motivate
them and form such association and maintain the good area
with healthy relationship in various part of Mumbai suburbs.
(S) All accounts are maintained update and audited as well
as circulated to all societies, LAPARA also held regular AGMs.
Name of LAPARA Bank: ICICI Bank Ltd.
(1) Garden development: Newly done Garden, we are shortly
starting the Music for two hours in morning and evening and
want to create better environments. Also plans adopt both
the Gardens with help of sponsorship.
(2) Cleaning: We have planned to clean area as ongoing project.
Dust bins/Dumps removed and now try to achieve the Zero Garbage
in the entire area. Private cleaning of area started from
(3) Beautification of area: Every society will make their
entrance clean and green with plantation as permitted by BMC.
(4) Reintroduction of Security guards in entire area for night
petrol and create safety of the area with the help of Police
Aim: Keep area Clean, beautiful and safe.
Self-help is best help.
"To create Model area to set an example in city of Mumbai."
On Behalf of Committee Members.
Paresh Mehta- President
Lallubhai Park Area Resident association
C/O Jasma Engineering Mumbai. India
Tel: + 91 22 2687 2708
Fax: + 91 22 2687 0829
Member of Committee: Ninad Desai, Kishor Vora, Ms Dinaz Banaji,
Nevi Gandevia, Sharad Dalal, Sunil Kacholia, Jagdeep Desai.
Pradeep Bide, Avinash Dandekar, Praful Sheth, Mukund Shah.