PRINCIPAL SECRETARY Home and Secretary in charge of Bhopal District Satyaprakash directed the Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials to expedite construction of concrete houses in Shyam Nagar and Shabri Nagar so that slum-dwellers could be rehabilitated there at the earliest.
Satyaprakash was reviewing on Wednesday the ongoing works to make Bhopal slum-free while providing quality construction to the rehabilitated slum-dwellers. Work on construction of about 720 houses worth about Rs 6.92 crore is under way at Shyam Nagar. Similarly, 512 houses are being constructed at a cost of Rs 4.93 crore at Shabri Nagar.
The roof-laying work of nearly 80 houses has already been finished and slum-dwellers from Bapu Nagar slums would be rehabilitated at the site. School building, shops and overhead water tank would also be constructed at the sites.
Later, Satyaprakash gave instructions to broaden the width of the road from Shalimar Enclave, Habibganj to Misrod via Danapani up to 60 feet.
He also directed officials to develop a parking and garden at the vacant land at 10 No. bus stop. He also inspected the road being constructed by the Capital Projects Administration (CPA) at the cost of Rs 65 lakh in front of Manisha Market at Shahpura.
Reviewing the Halalpura bus stand construction work, Satyaprakash directed officials to ensure availability of public amenities there. Bhopal Collector S K Mishra said that the bus stand would start functioning from New Year’s Day in 2007.
A taxi stand and auto stand would also be developed at the bus stand being constructed on 3.53-acre land. Once it becomes functional, the pressure of traffic on Hamidia road would be greatly reduced, Mishra stated.
Besides the Collector, other officials, including BMC Commissioner Manish Singh and Bhopal SP Ananat Kumar Singh also accompanied Satyaprakash during the City tour.
Later, Satyaprakash conducted a meeting of officials from various concerned departments at the Collectorate.
Proposals for setting up a police post at J P Hospital, development of a picnic spot at Khanugaon and banning plying of more-than-20-year-old tempos on City roads were approved at the meeting. Bhopal-Hoshangabad Commissioner B R Naidu and other officials-concerned were present during the meeting.