Lack of transperancy in Jnnurm upsets corporator; plans stir

In a press conference on Thursday, he criticised Deputy Commissioner Harsh Gupta and said the DC who is also the special officer for Jnnurm programme, seems to be  not bothered about the central government schemes which aims for a makeover for the city, he said.

He said the Union Government has so far approved Rs 1800 crore for various projects under the JNNURM scheme. However, the elected representatives and citizens are kept in dark about how much funds are released till now and the status of sanctioned projects.
Earlier, there review meetings were used to be held regularly.  But, there is no status report of the schemes for the last six months.

Meeting  

 The meetings would help elected representatives, media and people of city get apprised of the progress of various schemes being taken up in the city. It also facilitated for suggestions and recommendations for improvement in the works.

Listing out various projects, he said the JNNURM section was spending  Rs 195 crore towards upgrading water supply network and Rs 109 crore for Kabini project.

The JUSCO has been given Rs 165 crore tender for 24 X 7 water supply. Also, the solid waste management project has got Rs 30 crore, Rs 108 crore for truck terminal work and Rs 125 crore for storm water drains. But, those works are not at all visible under those two schemes. There are reports of gross irregularities in these projects. The storm water drain project is being implemented partially and in most unscientific manner.

In addition, there are two important projects related to transport department and the conversion of the two-lane ring road into six lane which costs more than Rs 400 crore.

Tourism

The tourism department is allocated Rs 40 crore and slum clearance Board is given around Rs 155 crore.

Bhyrappa said he would stage a protest against laxity of officials in the MCC council meeting scheduled on Friday. If there is no response from the concerned authorities, he would stage a dharna in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s office on Nov 10.
 The members of NGO, public members would also join the agitation, he said.

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