Wednesday, February 25, 2015

DP or Rambo Circus?









Bureaucracy is the death of any achievement… Albert Einstein!

Well the words have not been said by me but by a name whose intelligence & dedication towards achieving new heights in science, no one can deny & so I am safe in quoting it at the start of this sharing. There are very few names which need no introduction for any genre & Einstein is one such. So let’s go ahead as many will be curious especially my many friends from the bureaucrsy that why I chose this quote & where it’s leading to? No need to guess as we live in a city which always gives enough food for our brains, provided we are ready to use it & this time it’s the DP i.e. Development Plan of the existing city or old city or whatever you call it! 

To those lucky souls who don’t know what DP of a city meant, it means every city is required to make a plan for its future development. So it’s a detailed plan with rules & regulations with which the civic administration is supposed to control the growth of the city in planned way. It consists of mapping all the land under the city limit & sees that it’s getting utilized for proper purposes which are essential for a good city. For e.g. we can’t have all the land under reserved just for residential purpose however high demand may be for housing. As just houses won’t  survive on their own, agreed housing is at center of the planning but all the basic infrastructure such as office spaces, commercial spaces like shopping & malls, public health, education, public transport, water supply schemes, drainage & garbage plants, recreation & many such utilities also need to be in place & in proportion of the houses. At the same time there should be public parks & play grounds for social infrastructure & while planning all this we need to conserve the nature i.e. biodiversity in form of flora & fauna in & around the city. The later part means rivers, hills, forests & biodiversity i.e. numbers of animals & birds species living in city. As all above collectively is what makes a good city. Also just making provision of land for all these purposes won’t work but you need to draft some basic rules to make this possible in realty. Such as how much sq ft of area can be build in form of housing on a particular piece of land or what should be height of a building & what precautions to be taken for taller buildings. Road widths of access roads & their relation to the nature of buildings & thousands of such conditions while sanctioning the plans of individual building needs to be drafted, considering every situation in future. And the DP should held good for at least coming twenty years, so it should accommodate future challenges like increase in population & its needs which the city will face. As the roads today may seem serving properly to the existing vehicles; many will laugh at my statement but trust me I am just giving example, that the same roads won’t stand a chance after five years if we don’t make a provision for good public transport as well plan in a such way that citizen will have to make minimum travel for their daily rituals like work & school & recreation type activities! All this planning & rules & policies are what called as Development Plan & DCR i.e. Development Control regulations, which is talk of the town & our topic!

Failure to do this is what we are experiencing all around. The DP which has been made earlier have miserably failed to estimate the growth of the city & that’s why the traffic chaos & the inadequate services is the outcome. Every day the roads are being dug, even newly made roads too! Reason may optical fiber cable or gas pipe line or MSEB’s power cables, we have failed to make provision for the services while planning roads & entire city is suffering. Very basic essentials like Garbage Depot i.e. place for dumping & treating garbage were not provided in earlier DP's & we are depending on one single Phursungi Depot for years after years. The city lacks on public lavatories like essential services & there is no provision in DPs which have been made earlier. Neither there was provision for Transformer stations which are required for power greed all around the city making MSEB network go week in huge part of the city. These are just few examples to show what happens to the city & citizens if the DP is not properly made & which has happened in past.

Now the more enlightened souls will ask what is DP of old or existing city? What is meant by existing city? Didn’t the entire city exist since long? Well, that means boundary of PMC i.e. Pune Municipal Corporation which came in existence in 1950 & its boundary was same till some fifteen years back & then eighteen surrounding villages were merged in PMC which is called as new city & the earlier i.e. city within old boundary is called as old city. Now please don’t ask what’s this joke of making two separate DP’s for old & new city as I doubt not only me but even if the God also has answer for it? Anyways that’s different topic of discussion about why two DP’s of one city, so presently we focus on the issue of old city’s DP as now you are much better enlightened about the entire “DP nama”! So with lots of debates & discussions a DP of old city has been prepared & made public as it’s mandatory to get suggestions objections to this DP which is called as draft DP from the stake holders which is public or citizen in more sober words! And living to the name, Punekar’s responded with whooping near eighty six thousand suggestions to the DP! So a committee of seven members, three of them appointed by PMC & four by State Govt is set to take hearing about these suggestions from various stake holders & the work went for over four months! Right from changing of road alignments to cancelation of reservation of respective plots (which is obvious), all the suggestions & logic behind them was heard & the committee was supposed to give their opinion in form of a report to the civic body! Up to here all was well & the real fun beguine when it was time to deliver the outcome of the hearings! The committee came up with two reports i.e. the expert members appointed by State came up with different set of suggestions about the DP & the PMC appointed members have their own! Wow this can happen only in Pune as now what? Shall there be one more committee to choose between the two reports outcome? And the common citizen will get lost about the fate of the city, such are the statements in Media by everybody associated with the DP. The experts are saying they have not been provided with basic details such as detailed maps of city or river flood lines or hills contours & many such! And most of the suggestions are for de-reservation from individual lands or canceling the proposed road widening & even few of the experts have claimed that the pages have been changed from their report! This is serious allegation & no one from the administration or civic body has been denied it strongly! If there was no proper information about the DP then why committee members continued with the work of hearing of objections! Also how the civic body or the authorities accepted two reports instead asking the committee to sit together with their heads down & come up with one report? And the differences are serious as one committee is saying give three times FSI all around the city & other saying just along Metro track! If the views on so basic issue like FSI are so different then gods save the city & few of the experts have quoted in these very words that if this DP is implemented then the city is going to be doomed!  

Well well, if we can’t decide the FSI like basic thing then land use, dying condition of river, disappearing biodiversity & ever increasing traffic with road jams at all hours of the day, garbage depot & many more, all such civic issues are sure going to be for a toss! Recently there was a news which get unnoticed that this year’s Metro budget provision has been used for some flyover work; if the news is true then why even make budget as well DP? As what we plan we can’t follow & the budget we make we use it for other purposes than planned, making mockery of entire city planning! As presently by a common man’s angle the existing DP is gone so it’s dead & new DP hasn’t been yet final & no one knows when it will be final, so right now there is practically no DP yet development is going on! So who is responsible for all of this damage to the city? I always wonder when it said by elected members which are our rulers in actual that administration didn’t provided this or didn’t responded or administration is ineffective, even media commonly uses this phrase many a times. Why don’t they pin point names or posts these so called administrators holding? So let real culprit get pinned & then take action against the individual. If the opinions of the so called experts are so negative then either scrap the DP & make a new one or appoint another committee & take all hearings again! As either the experts are right or they are fool, in both cases the outcome can’t be accepted which is right now happening! Frankly to a common man like me all this seems to be a game like the jokers plays in Rambo circus, hitting each other with hollow bamboo i.e. bass & just making sound of hitting! Unfortunate here no one is even acting like getting injured! And no wonder as the city whose citizen refuse to wear helmet even for their own safety, never follows the road signals unless there is a policeman at signal or throws garbage in their own river right under the board saying “keep river clean”, they deserves a circus only & not “achhe din’!  

Its said the tree will bear the fruits of the seeds which we sow only; & what we have sown is carelessness towards the city as well shamelessly selfish attitude! So we ourselves are responsible for death of the city which is written all over the wall but with the designer eye glasses we are wearing we think its gates of heaven while in actual the gates of hell we are opening for ourselves! Unless we put aside the glasses & follow the right path & make our rulers deliver for what we have chosen them, hell is what we deserve & so we will!




--
Sanjay Deshpande

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Career in Real Estate!









“Real estate is the best investment on earth, however, when the music stops playing, which happens occasionally, don't be the one left without a chair.”….Steven Ivy, Attorney Entrepreneur.

Well the New York based attorney entrepreneur have hit the nail on head as in so few words he has described the real estate industry; if we call it as an industry! For me New Year’s seminars & lectures trend continued all along January & outcome is this sharing! I had been associated with Diploma Civil Engineering syllabus drafting & have suggested that with new opportunities in real estate the students must have flair of the industry. So a subject has been introduced in final year diploma of civil & the Govt Poly College called me to share my views about real estate at their place. I haven’t prepared anything special as I thought it’s sharing with a small group but when at the venue they took me to the Sir Vishvesarayya Auditorium, I was dizzy with nearly three hundred students welcoming me clapping! The last thing I want is to face college students without any preparation as to keep them engaged even for fifteen minutes is a big thing, here I was supposed to explain them real estate for over an hour! In the first place I had been called on various platforms as wild lifer, environmental person or as construction management guy but very rarely as a real estater which in common man’s words is builder! But then there was no escape route as before I could protest to the college team, my introduction has beguine & the students were looking at me with fascinated eyes as for the first time most of them have eyes on a real builder in actual!

I started with the same thread of fascination in their eyes as most of the common people when they think about real estate & builders they think money! That’s the irony of this industry as no one looks at end product but all are interested in the glamor which obviously is there for the money factor of it! It’s really difficult to explain real estate & the way it runs even to grown up people in business leave apart to students aspiring to have a decent degree & adopt this as their career. What I was supposed to tell them? You don’t need any degree, hell, even education also to become a builder! Rather I have heard many of the stalwarts in this industry jokingly saying the more you have educated the more are the chances of your failure in real estate! As on one hand it’s true that education makes you to think & the more you think in real estate the more you get aware about the uncertainties in it & then you delay the decision & delay is worst enemy in real estate! At the same time when I run in mind what are the responsibilities of a developer, there comes none! All you need to have some money in your pocket & you hire every available talent in the field & complete the building putting all the responsibility on someone or others shoulder; may it be architect or structural consultant or engineer you appoint at site!

Or am I supposed to tell them that in ever changing rules by numbers of governing bodies from PMC to Urban Development Department nothing is permanent here! The land you have acquired by checking all the known documents can be of faulty title because some of the heirs of the land owner have already entered in to unregistered document with some other builder & it comes to your knowledge only after you have paid all the amount to the land lord! And worst such non registered claim is accepted by the law & your deal goes to drain, shall I tell them this? Even if you buy the clear land then also road adjoining to your land can get shifted inside your plot or there can be probable Metro track going at some distance from you & as its FSI norms in the periphery within which your land comes, hasn’t yet finalized do your plans won’t get sanctioned! Shall I share such things to these young faces? Or when you have planned a building by setting all rules known to you yet as there is printing mistake in drafting the new rules by local governing body & now it’s not sure that when this printing mistake will be corrected & till then your FSI has been reduced if you want to get the sanction & this is going to hamper entire economics of the project, such things also happens in the industry, this I am going to share with the eager listeners? If you are lucky enough to get through all the legal claws & govt norms & able to start your project by complying all technical norms with Bar Charts, CPM & PERT like techniques; and then some stone & crusher manufactures organization goes on strike as rates of the materials has to be doubled because RTO has changed the norms of carrying materials like crush sand & khadi, so either pay them increased rates or they goes on strike, delaying every construction activity at your site. And no Govt department is intervening in this strike or rate hike demand! And then you get news that somewhere as the river sand digging auctions have not being done by the local Govt so there is no sand in the market & your contractors’ labors are sitting idle because of no sand at site! And with all these hurdles when you still continuing with your project you have to face accusing from media as well everyone around that you are making money & it’s you who is the sole cause of taking the homes out of budged from the common man!

So many scenes flashed in my mind which I myself have faced as a builder & I too am an engineer! But then I reminded myself that I was there not to shoo them off from being a builder but to encourage them to be part of real estate! It is fact that to become a real estate developer you don’t need to be a qualified engineer but things are changing fast & this was true for first genre of the developers. Now most of the second generation of real estate people is qualified & that too fields related to real estate such as civil engineering or management. This is because the clientele has changed, no more the buyer is a couple at retirement but it’s a lot matured young blood that is face of real estate customer & they are mostly either technocrat or educated by themselves. And no educated person will like to have his builder as uneducated especially when the product is home, which is one time buy for most! So this is a good news to all engineers, is what I told them. At the same time if an uneducated person can build a building then surely as a civil engineer it’s your responsibility to build better than him & to show the society that you can build better because you have better knowledge. So being an engineer & in the real estate gives you an edge over the non engineer or non educated competitors! Indeed to make this possible is a tough challenge but then what fun in working without any challenge is! Education is a weapon & it’s up to us how to use it; don’t let it become a shackle in your capacities but apply it to find new ways in doing your job. 

Things have changed a lot in the recent past & clients does expect better product & they do appreciate it too. Our knowledge has been given to us to find new avenues of doing the age old things in new ways, which in the end will be in benefit of the customer only. And best part is present real estate buyer understand this.
At the same time being in real estate doesn’t mean just become a builder, that’s one of the roles in the industry. The industry needs good contractors, construction management consultants, structural designers, services like plumbing & waterproofing providers & much more. As the more educated people will come in this industry the more refined it will become. Agreed presently its most non professional profession but then that’s not fault of real estate but the people it has. As any business or industry is gets reputation not by the money it generates but by the quality of people it’s associated with! Real estate’s policies & non professional face is because of the people it has & which were always bothered about end product which for them was money & not a good home! The country’s over one hundred crore population is in a way boon for real estate; as that mean so many homes are needed. A home is one of the basic need of a human being & we have become self sufficient on food & clothing i.e.  “Roti, kapda” but the “makan” i.e. home is still far less on supply side than demand. Presently the current Central Govt has taken housing as a serious aspect & the Honorable Prime Minister has said to set a target of nearly two crore homes in coming three years, so imagine to money as well opportunities involved in the segment! That makes real setae as best industry for making your carrier & with a degree in civil engineering you have far more chances of surviving here than any non technical person, is a fact.

Another aspect is creativity in real estate which a non technical person may not ever realize as what fun it’s there in imagining a structure on an empty land & then making it reality! Presently what this industry lacks is ideas which will change the age old practices, right from design too construction techniques too marketing the product! Fronts like Green Buildings & Affordable Housing are very much unexplored; as R & D is the weakest link here! With your technical knowhow you can fill in the gap which the industry is facing. Look at automobile of any other industry where there are thousands of option made available to the customer as per his needs & capacity to buy & at the same time look at real estate & the options it gives to the customers; we lack too much here also! I have full regards for every branch of education & yet real estate chiefly deals with civil engineering & obviously the one with education of the field held upper hand here is a fact. Also it doesn’t mean that someone couldn’t get education so he is unfit for the business but then mostly its inaccessibility to the education makes someone not getting it; no one remains uneducated by choice is a truth! You should be considered yourself luckier than those who couldn’t have their education & it’s this luck of your which is your responsibility to deliver the product in better way; then you may be a structural designer or contractor if not a builder!

Home is probably costliest product in our country & a once in life purchase for most of the buyers. And while you become successful person in real estate by selling your product to the client don’t forget your social responsibility i.e. your duty towards the society which has made you an able engineer. By me, being a successful real estater doesn’t mean how much is your bank balance or size your car fleet but what you have given back to the industry & the society! Neither success is how many sq ft of area you have built or the numbers of flats you have made but will count the success in how many numbers of families you have made happy by giving them their own home in the way they have dreamt for the same, as this is what makes real success! It’s that later part of success’s definition is what going to make your teachers real proud & to your own self too or else the real estate has enough builders who are successful. And lastly always keep in mind that you should be an engineer first & then the builder & not vice versa, that’s what real estate expects from you!


Sanjay Deshpande

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Biodiversity, Whose Baby Is It?









“The only biodiversity we’re going to have left is Coke versus Pepsi. We’re landscaping the whole world one stupid mistake at a time.”...Chuck Palahniuk

Charles Michael "Chuck" Palahniuk is an American novelist and freelance journalist, who describes his work as transgressional fiction. He is the author of the award-winning novel Fight Club, which also was made into a feature film. But what he has mentioned isn’t fiction anymore as the way we are reading everyday some new species of animal, fish, birds or any plant getting extinct, sooner or later his words will be a reality! Biodiversity is a matter of concern all around the world & Pune isn’t exception to it! Good part is many are aware about this front of the city & we have numbers of NGO’s working for biodiversity conservation; bad part is the efforts are not supported by govt, common man & media! All is conveniently blamed on specie named builder who builds homes for the specie he belongs to i.e. human being!

In our city as I mentioned many ngo’s are working sincerely making people aware about importance of biodiversity in & around the city. Many of us might know the meaning of term biodiversity but may not be able to correlate its importance for our city life. Many may not be knowing it at all, except they might have come across the term in news paper or taking study of their kids as fortunately now the subject environment science is compulsory from school itself! Or  for those lucky ones who never ever heard the term itself, biodiversity is a term used to define or indicate the richness in variety of species i.e. we get around a particular place. For e.g. when we say Pune’s biodiversity then on large scale it’s the types & numbers of birds, animals, insects, fish & plants we get in & around Pune. Here animals means right from squirrels too stray dogs & plants includes large banyan trees too congress grass & birds includes our local pigeons too common sparrow & fishes means whatever you get form of floating life in the rivers we have, if we dare to call it river! Friends its matter of concern & recently I was fortunate enough to be part of a panel discussion organized by a well known NGO, named biosphere & title of the event was “Pune jaiv wiwidhata, dasha aani disha” i.e. Pune’s Biodiversity Status & Direction its heading! Pune has been blessed with some real crazy people who has given their life to conserve things like rivers, trees & hills of this city & its such people’s existence is Pune’s cultural backbone. Actually they are real celebrities of our culture, to name  a few, Sacin Punekar, Hema Sane Madam, Niand Ghate Sir, Rajguru Sir & Mahajan Sir are these names; all of them have studies various aspects of biodiversity & they are living encyclopedia of Pune's environment! The panel discussion’s guests were who’s who in the field of biodiversity of Pune & except me all others were plus side of seventies by age! Just to inform their authority on the topic, one of the participants has done his PhD on Pune Rivers in 1960! They all has been studying Pune’s rivers, hills, surrounding since last 60 years & very much concerned about the subject. On other hand I am part of Pune since 1986, that way very late & I have seen the river in polluted form only! So I decided just to listen what these stalwarts says & then decide how I will be contributing to the subject!

It was interesting to know things about biodiversity of city from the people who are here for more than 70 years; it was like looking at a flash back of the city itself! Some interesting facts I came to know like, in 1940’s the river water was as clean as filtered water & people used to drink directly from the river, in 1960’s a study of river life was made & at that time there were nearly 70 species of fishes in the river. Presently there are hardly 2 types of fishes in the river & mostly they are Tilapia, an African fish who isn’t native & it has killed every other species. There were orchids along the river bed & the biodiversity was so rich that nearly 200 types of various plants, creepers, trees were found along the river bed from city to vitthalwadi i.e. sinhagad road; now all we see in river bed is hysinth growth & hardly any vegetation, leave apart orchids! Worst is no one knows who has the control on river & its maintenance as PMC says its Irrigation departments job & vice versa! Animals or birds like Civet cat (ant eater), Mongoose, monitor lizard, snakes of many types, peacocks, rabbits & dears were seen abundantly around the city. There were packs of languors i.e. monkeys which used to visit city center in day time & in evening went back to forest areas in katraj or sinhagad. Now their corridors which were in form of huge trees all along the roads from city to outskirts have been chopped off & so are their trips to the city! There were 40 types of frogs in & around Pune & now you get to see hardly 3 or 4 types of them even in monsoon as there are no breeding ground left for the frogs! The river use to flood regularly & the water level use to rise till today’s modern college! The sky at night was clear & thousands of stars can be seen with naked eye & now we see only smog & deem moon!

Well, all above looks like its being talked about some ancient city like forbidden kingdom; kingdom of biodiversity! One of the speakers, who were professor of botany, was in tears by remembering the way she used to take her students for a stroll along river bed & explain the subject live, so much variety of floras was there which is gone now! As I mentioned one thing all of them agreed up on that biodiversity of this city is dead! And it’s a very serious loss as unfortunate part is the present genre doesn’t understand what they have lost! Rather many ask these question what’s big deal, haven’t we making progress, isn’t development more important than some weeds or creepers, what it makes difference if we don’t seen snakes & monkeys around, don’t we have better things on our mind & the debate is on! Very true, it’s difficult to make someone understand importance of biodiversity who hasn’t felt it or lived with the nature!  As today’s needs rather greed are different, all we care is amenities or specifications in our home, our buildings elevations & ambiance of our work places. Our cars & enough fuel for them, obviously cars need parking places & roads to drive. We need water in our taps & up to until it’s there we care a damn, how & from where it’s coming! We don’t care that our roads are encroaching river beds destroying every vegetation there & our garbage dumping in river is killing habitats of hundreds of birds & fishes.  

We call our self wise & intelligent & at the same time we think we are the only specie who has right on every natural resource the earth has! We are so blind in our greed that we have forgotten that development doesn’t mean destruction of other species! And when it comes to take the responsibility of the damage we have done we point our fingers to each others! Though there was some good facts also shared, such as Pune is probably richest in biodiversity of species of big trees in country as a city; with nearly 500 hundred types of trees in & around the city! There were only 14 gardens in 1940 & now there are 114 gardens around the city! But this is not enough, unless some real positive steps are taken the future looks black on biodiversity front is a naked truth & for that someone has to be come forward to take ultimate responsibility of biodiversity! And that someone lives in each of us & not in form of any govt department or ngo!

After listening to what the city was & now what it has become, for a moment I was really speechless; though I too have seen my share as when I came to this city, nearly thirty years back & it was surely much more livable then. But population, pollution & failure in planning are the curse we have got & that’s why the city has come to the stage of loss of biodiversity. When all eyes turned at me, all I could say was, “Yes, I m responsible for whatever damage the city has faced on biodiversity front & I should play my role to restore it as a builder!” We can’t go & live on trees or in open; however we may love nature & respect the environment. But we can build our structures keeping in mind what damage we have made to our surrounding biodiversity & how we are going to patch it up. In nature there is no command like “undo’, as whatever we have destroyed it has been here for ages & we just destructed it in few years! So the huge open drain we call river will take ages to flow again in normal mode & make people able to drink water from it directly & then again there will be life in & along the river; but at least we can start the process from today & from me! I can plant as many trees & make them survive while I build my buildings along. One major front is making people aware about their role as an individual in conserving biodiversity, which as a builder I can surely do with my customers. Many a times when I walk along a bridge on river near my residence , there is a board on the bridge appealing people not to put garbage in river, especially residuals from the Puja of God at their respective homes. But each day I see some person standing right below the board & throwing their garbage in the river. Well these are no builders, they are just common citizen of the city like you & me & by this simple act they are damaging a water body which was home to many species. But they don’t understand impact of their small act & there is no one who is telling this to them! I think as a builder I should promote not only my buildings but importance of conserving nature also & best way is by my own acts!

To make this possible the builders should be open as well accessible to people like Sane madam or Mahajan sir & take their guidance in planning stage itself while making any project. The environmentalists also need to change their attitude towards the builders as ultimately builders are the one who are going to build the buildings, so unless they haven’t been taken in confidence the change won’t be possible! There is strong need of a common platform where the builders & the environmentalists should come together as there lies the future of biodiversity. 
For this cause media also has role to play as no news of such efforts or seminars ever makes to front page, so how the common man will get aware about all these matters? Why can’t like sports or finance page each newspaper have a  “green page”, where information will be shared as well efforts of individuals on green fronts will be made public! Whatever damage has been made to the biodiversity, each of us is somewhere responsible for that, may it be directly or indirectly. Many will say how come I am responsible as I never throw garbage in river, I have never cut a tree neither I have killed any sparrow! Well, does our job ends just by doing nothing, as it’s high time to ask ourselves, what I have done to conserve the biodiversity & not to boost about what I haven’t done to damage it! Ask have a planted a single tree & tried to make it survive. Ask to your builder what he does about conserving biodiversity while building his buildings. Ask to your elected member that why the stream which are nallah has been concretized instead conserving the plants & trees along them. Ask to area engineer of the local body why the roads are being hard paved with no soil exposed which could have been used for absorbing rain water as well can be dust baths for sparrows. Write to every media including Face book, what you feel for nature around & make every person you know aware about his duties for the same. At least start raising your voice on everything which you feel should have been done for the nature conservation & isn’t being done!

Friends’ biodiversity around us is what makes our life colorful & livable; instead of trying to explain it in words one should learn to live the term. It’s said that each specie has a life cycle of seven million years, & human species has completed its two million already but these two million years are equal or more than seven million years the way we have destructed other specie’s life cycles & in the process our own also! So we don’t have five million years in our hand, all we have to conserve the nature is today; if we understand this basic truth then there is point in calling ourselves humans or else we don’t have a chance to survive even what dinosaurs’ had! The end will be worst than we imagine as it will be a life without any color or fragrance but black & whites around. And even if we survive there will be nothing worth to live for!

 Sanjay Deshpande

Sanjeevani Dev.

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