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Expedite VIP Road work, Mayor tells officials

IF THE Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) can help it, Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh will be spared the bumpy rides that make the City a nightmare for visiting VVIPs.

india Updated: Jan 12, 2007 02:25 IST

IF THE Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) can help it, Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh will be spared the bumpy rides that make the City a nightmare for visiting VVIPs.

During an onsite inspection, Mayor Uma Shashi Sharma on Thursday directed officials to complete work on VIP Road before January 15 in light of the proposed visit by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. She further ordered officials to ensure that the road conformed to the highest quality norms.

The Mayor has announced that the Prime Minister will visit the City to inaugurate the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) conclave tentatively scheduled for the first week of February. The district administration, however, has disclaimed any knowledge of the PM’s visit.

During a tour to review the progress of VIP Road, being built under the second phase of the Bond Road Scheme, the Mayor ordered accompanying officials to ensure completion of work by January 15.

Local MLA Usha Thakur, Mayor-in-Council member Lalit Porwal and City Engineer (Public Works) Hans Kumar Jain accompanied the Mayor.  The Mayor directed officials to fell trees and remove electricity poles that were impeding the progress of road-building work.

When contacted by Hindustan Times regarding the confusion about the Prime Ministerial visit, the Mayor admitted that the trip hadn’t been finalised yet. “The Union Secretary in charge for JNNURM has told us that efforts are underway to finalise an appointment with the PMO. Once the office gives a go-ahead, the visit dates will be finalised.”