UGD work to start soon in Bagepalli

 The tender process for the work on water supply and underground drainage projects in the town has been completed, Town Municipal Council president B G Sujathamma has said.

Speaking at the meeting of the Council here on Tuesday, Sujathamma said she had been according priority to projects creating permanent infrastructure since she assumed office. She said emphasis was laid on the project for water supply and construction of underground drainage. 

The municipal president said Deputy Commissioner Dr N Manjula, chief officer and all councillors extended their support for the project.

“With the tender process coming to an end, work needs to be started at the earliest and necessary co-operation will be extended in this regard,” Sujathamma said.
Councillor Mohammed Noorulla sought a site for construction of a building for Urdu school on Kottapalli Road.

She said a similar request was made by the block education officer earlier. He said the mutton market in the town should be shifted and saplings should be planted on the road medians to beautify the town.

Standing Committee chairperson A Anand said Bagepalli has been upgraded from town panchayat to Town Municipal Council and with this, the local body has been able to secure several grants. He said the town has been facing water shortage and water should be supplied from the borewells sunk for the purpose.

Chief Officer Srikanth said steps will be taken to supply water from borewells. He said permission will be sought from the deputy commissioner for leasing out the stalls in front of Canara Bank. He said a sum of Rs 2,000 will be paid for the final rites of Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes residing in municipal limits. A vehicle for transporting bodies will soon be purchased, he added.

The Supreme Court has directed the State government to conduct elections to urban local bodies on the basis of the 2007 census. The term of the ULB members will expire on February 17 and as such this was the last meeting for the elected members of the local body.

Vice president Mohammed Zakir and others were present.

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