Gaurang Dinesh Damani work profile

king's circle station

Railways 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.

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

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

maheshwari udyanEnvironment and other area improvements

  • Co-ordination with MMRDA for renovation of Maheshwari Udyan garden, 2011
    • 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

Personal Details:

  • Aged 44 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