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Corporators create ruckus over bad roads in Bhopal

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Bhopal, June 18, 2013
First Published: 10:02 IST(18/6/2013) | Last Updated: 13:23 IST(18/6/2013)

Corporators from both Congress and BJP complained about the bad restoration work after laying of the pipelines in Bhopal which has led to messy situation with fresh monsoon showers.

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Some corporators gheraoed the speaker when the proceedings of the BMC general council meeting started, and showed him pictures of the messy situation in many parts of the city due to the rains.

They rued BMC was doing nothing to mitigate their civic problems, due to which people in their respective areas were suffering.


Many corporators from both sides also rued about the delay in various development work in their respective areas, alleging that BMC engineers don’t listen to them and don’t even pick their phone.

Congress corporators also complained about delay in the repairing of the malfunctioning street lights and unclean nallahs that would get choked due to heavy rain, leading to waterlogging in some areas.

Congress corporator Shahid Ali demanded that a special squad be constituted to ensure proper cleanliness of the nallahs in the city.


Congress corporator Shafiq Khan said the restoration work after laying of the distribution pipelines in city was so shoddy that it had become difficult for the pedestrians to walks in some areas of the city. He said loose material had been put in the trenches, which had got messy due to the rains.


Congress corporator Azizuddin alleged that there had been no auction of the tonnes of material seized by the antiencroachment wing of BMC.

“Where is all this seized material going? This needs to be probed properly,” he demanded. Responding to it speaker Kailash Mishra said, “If even after six months the seized property or material remains unclaimed, it should be auctioned.”.


Congress corporator Khan questioned why the file related to installing a hydrant in zone 3 was being delayed by the BMC officers.

“The cost of setting up the hydrant is just Rs. 10 lakh, while the BMC spends Rs. 68 lakh annually to transport water through the tankers in zone 3. Is it that BMC doesn’t want to save money?” he said.


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