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Mayor confident of better show next yr

MAYOR DR Uma Shashi Sharma on Saturday listed the mid-day meal scheme, Manikbag overbridge, 100-garden beautification project and issuance of municipal bonds to fund phase II of the Bond Road scheme as the high points of her first year in office.

india Updated: Jan 08, 2006 12:27 IST

MAYOR DR Uma Shashi Sharma on Saturday listed the mid-day meal scheme, Manikbag overbridge, 100-garden beautification project and issuance of municipal bonds to fund phase II of the Bond Road scheme as the high points of her first year in office.

Dr Sharma, who along with the general council was sworn in on January 7 last year, also cited streamlining administration and improving fiscal management in the Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) as major achievements.

A slew of projects have been planned for the coming year declared the Mayor. “The first of these would be “the Sanyogitaganj Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) project which will be formally inaugurated by district incharge Minister Himmat Kothari on January 11.”

“Making the City a cattle-free zone and streamlining traffic” was the Mayor’s response when asked where she had failed.

Dr Sharma, however, pointed out that the district administration’s assistance was necessary in both the tasks and with increased co-ordination the thorny issues could be effectively tackled. “We’ll put in a much better performance in the coming year”, declared Mayor Dr Sharma confidently in a tête-à-tête with Hindustan Times.

Asked about the spectre of water scarcity which has already begun to raise its head the Mayor said Rs 1.5 crore had been allocated for digging borewells and building sump tanks to ensure regular supply in the summer.

Elucidating upon infrastructure development Dr Sharma said the five proposed flyovers and bridges, coupled with development of new parking sites and hawkers’ corners, would assist greatly in decongesting traffic.

“Apart from money raised by the Rs 50 crore municipal bonds funds received under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) would also go towards financing the second phase of the Bond Road scheme,” she added.