Gaurang Dinesh Damani work profile

Public interest litigationPublic Interest Litigations (PIL) won:

  • Won PIL, making IRDA implement Health Insurance Regulations that would help about 7 cr Indians who own health insurance policies, for annual claims of over Rs 15,000 cr.
  • Won PIL against traffic police. Reduction of towing trucks in Mumbai from 130 to 65 and compensation for damage during towing; etc, 2006
  • Won PIL for shifting 55 garbage trucks and its chowky from residential area, thus solving a 34 years old nuisance, 2014
  • Won PIL against Maharashtra CM; DGP & Mumbai Police Commissioner for illegal extension of term, 2008

 

king's circle stationRailways work done:

  • Successfully coordinated efforts of 700+ volunteers to beautify King’s Circle station, 2014 (first-time in India a station has been adopted).
  • Successfully coordinated efforts of 600+ volunteers to beautify Sion station, 2015
  • Currently working for beautification at Mahim and Reay Road stations, with the hlep of 250+ volunteers, 2016
  • Smart card awareness campaigns conducted at 9 railway stations
  • Following-up with railways for implementation of CBTC (advanced signalling system), which will reduce crowding in trains
  • Successfully worked with Central Railway on completing boundary walls on both sides of the tracks, and this has reduced deaths, between CST and Thane stations. Currently working for harbour line and Western Railway.
King's Circle stationSion stationMahim stationReay Road stationOther projects

This is the beautification we accomplished at King’s Circle station, due to the efforts of 700+ volunteers, since we started in December 2014 (links will open in FB):

  • http://diehardindian.com/wp-content/uploads/sidewall-1.jpg
    http://diehardindian.com/wp-content/uploads/sidewall-1.jpg
  • awareness signature campaign
    awareness signature campaign
  • installed/ activated over 30 lights on FOB's
  • Over 50 flower pots and 100 saplings installed
    Over 50 flower pots and 100 saplings installed
  • sweeper employed on daily basis

Painting for a newer look:

Click here to see the 3 minutes video on King’s Circle station beautification

At Sion station, 600 volunteers contributing towards cleanliness work, since we started in September 2015:

  • Garbage dump converted into a garden
    Garbage dump converted into a garden
  • 5 trucks of debris lifted by BMC
    5 trucks of debris lifted by BMC
  • SIES college students
    SIES college students
  • School students taking pledge from commuters to keep station clean
  • SIES college students
    SIES college students
  • Removing 100's of posters
    Removing 100's of posters

Here is the work done at Sion station (links will open in FB):

Painting for a newer look:

Click here to see a short video of Sion station beautification

At Mahim station, about 150+ volunteers have contributed, since we started in February 2016.

Here are the details of work done at Mahim station (links will open in FB):

Efforts of about 100+ volunteers have made an impact, since we started in March 2016.

Here are the details of the work done at Reay Road station (links will open in FB):

  • Under the Matunga flyover
    Under the Matunga flyover
  • Under the Sion circle flyover
    Under the Sion circle flyover
  • Maheshwari Udyan
    Maheshwari Udyan
  • Garbage chowky at Wadala
    Garbage chowky at Wadala
  • Sion Hospital OPD building
    Sion Hospital OPD building
  • ATVM Smart card awareness campaigns
    ATVM Smart card awareness campaigns

Work done at other public places:

maheshwari udyan

Environment and other area improvements

  • Co-ordination with BMC for beautification of area under the new Matunga flyover, 2015
  • Co-ordination with MMRDA for renovation of Maheshwari Udyan garden, 2011
  • Co-ordination with MSRDC and MEP for beautification of area under the Sion circle flyover, 2013
  • Successful Rainwater Harvesting at Avanti society since 2008
  • Over 15,000 signature pledges of school and college children and railway commuters to keep our city clean, in 2010-16.
  • Rehabilitation of slum dwellers and Pay-n-park at Flank Rd
  • Co-ordination with MMRDA for a Sion station Skywalk, to help local school children
  • Tree plantation drive at Matunga-Dadar and SNDT college, Matunga, 2011
  • Garbage removal; nala and subway cleaning; Tree trimming at several locations
  • Mahanagar piped gas lines in Matunga Brahmanwada area and Chandavarkar Rd areas

Civic work done:

  • Running, since 2000, India’s first eGovernance site www.diehardindian.com, which gets every year, over 3.5 lakhs unique visitors and 40 lakh page views, AND has over 9,000 local members.
  • Co-organizer of rallies in 2011, in support of Anna Hazare (India Against Corruption) in Matunga (1,500 and 400 attendance); Five gardens (400); Sion (700).
  • Got over 14,000 pledges online against CM against implementation of LBT in Maharashtra
  • UID (Aadhaar card) registration for over 6,200 local citizens
  • Voter’s registration and Election Photo ID distribution for over 5,000 local citizens

road resurfacing workRoads and footpaths re-surfacing AND traffic improvements

  • Complete road re-surfacing of Flank Rd, Road 25, Road 24A, Bhaudaji x Rd 10, Sir Bhalchandra Rd, Rd 32Rambaug Lane, Dinshaw Master Rd and parts of Dr BA Rd and pothole repairs at several locations.
  • Savings of several crores of fuel costs with suggestions implemented by traffic police, for No-right turn at Priyadarshani-Suman Nagar junction; at RA Kidwai Rd divider towards Shanmukhananda hall; at Sion hospital during bridge construction; at Matunga CR station
  • Complete footpath re-tiling at Nathalal Parekh Rd; Flank Rd; and certain Sion locations
  • Got BMC to remove Hawking-zone notification from residential area footpaths of Bhaudaji Rd, and Ram Milan Shukla Marg, through 3-member SC appointed committee

Personal Details:

  • Aged 45 years. Staying with parents and wife, Jayshree and 2 children Ria and Shlok
  • BE (Electronics), 1993. Merit ranked 7th in Mumbai University
  • Diploma in Electronics (merit ranked 13th in Maharashtra state Board of Technical Education)
  • Work history: Tata Unisys; UB group; self-employed since 1997 (USA resident from 1994-2002)
  • Listed in ‘International Who is Who’ of Information Technology in USA