Palike gets set for monsoon

For the second consecutive day, she visited Ramaswamipalya, Kavalbyrasandra, Roshan Nagar, Munireddypalya, Nagavara and surrounding places.

Commissioner Siddaiah, who accompanied her, told the mayor that desilting of drains was on and the BWSSB was cleaning the underground drains to avoid rain-related mishaps.
During the inspection, the mayor and the commissioner found that some people had taken shelter at the BBMP’s citizen contact point. The commissioner directed the officials to evict them from the place and ensure that the same is not repeated in the future.

The area corporator, N Chandra, briefed them on the water crisis and the poor maintenance of toilets in the slums near Chinnappa Garden. The mayor directed the Palike officials to address the public grievances. Chandra asked them to grant Rs two crore to carry out various development works in his ward, including a community hall.

In response, the commissioner said he would look into the proposals and assured the corporator of constructing 200 houses under the 22.75 per cent scheme. The mayor and the commissioner expressed the need to widen the road near the bus stand at Kavalbyrasandra during the inspection.

Budget presentation

The budget for the financial year 2011-12 will be presented in the first week of July. Starved of funds, the Palike has decided not to take up the projects outlined in the previous budget.

Sharadamma told mediapersons that the BBMP would seek more funds to facilitate their financial obligations.

Taxation and Finance Committee Chairman D Manjunath Raju said the committee would soon complete the review meetings with all the 28 departments. The Palike is likely to levy betterment charges this year too, to fill its coffers.

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