The BBMP’s standing committee for ward-wise works began on Wednesday the process for speedy implementation of works as per the calendar of events through the single-window system.
The committee’s chairperson, A H Basavaraju, and members inspected the progress at Bommanahalli, Rajarajeshwari Nagar and Bangalore South zones of the Palike. They expressed satisfaction over the implementation of the calendar of events as declared by Mayor B S Sathyanarayana on October 28 in the BBMP Council.
Speaking to reporters later, Basavaraju said the foundation for single-window system had been laid and the progress in the three zones inspected by the committee members was satisfactory. He said work orders would be issued on December 4 as per the calendar of events. He further said the single-window system was made possible by a month-long hard work and after several rounds of discussion with the BBMP Commissioner, M Lakshminarayana, zonal commissioners, chief engineers and executive engineers.
Speaking on the occasion, Ashwath Narayana Gowda, floor leader, BBMP Council, said that till now corporators used to stand in queue to get the job code but the single-window system would make their task easy.
About the damning report by the BBMP’s Quality Control Division (QCD) which pointed to substandard works carried out by Palike engineers in last three years, Basavaraju said henceforth, bills would be cleared after third-party inspection.
He said he had a discussion with engineers at the Technical Vigilance Cell and QCD about measures to be taken to improve the quality of work. In that regard, he would hold a meeting with QCD engineers on November 7, he added.