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BMC to seek help from other government agencies

BHOPAL MUNICIPAL Corporation (BMC) will now ask for help from other Government agencies in order to carry out removal of structures hampering flow in nullahs. At some places, nullahs are passing through colonies developed by Government agencies.

india Updated: Sep 13, 2006 14:27 IST

BHOPAL MUNICIPAL Corporation (BMC) will now ask for help from other Government agencies in order to carry out removal of structures hampering flow in nullahs. At some places, nullahs are passing through colonies developed by Government agencies.

Urban Administration and Development Secretary and Commissioner Malay Shrivastava issued directives in this regard while inspecting the widening work of different nullahs on Tuesday. He told BMC officials to write a letter in this regard to the agencies concerned.

Bhopal Municipal Corporation Commissioner Manish Singh also accompanied him. Shrivastava directed BMC officials that land belonging to nullahs should be demarcated before taking up any plan.

The Bhopal Municipal Corporation had already prepared a Rs 30-crore plan for channelisation of nullahs under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM). Tenders for most of the channelisation works were already floated.

Officials inspected the nullah at Riviera Township of MPHB, Sarita Complex nullah, 6 no Bus Stop, Mansarovar nullah, Saket Nagar nullah, Laxmi Nagar nullah and Patra nullah at Chandbarh and Karariya.

BMC Commissioner told Shrivastava that a report on illegal construction on nullahs was prepared and submitted to the district administration.

He said half a dozen poclain machines were being pressed for deepening and widening of nullahs. Bhopal Municipal Corporation had started widening of nullahs on a massive scale after water logging in several areas of the City.
Officials said just after the widening work, channelisation of nullahs will be carried out. This will avoid further encroachments on nullahs.