Corruption in name of making Jaipur smart city: Khachariyawas
Jaipur district Congress president Pratap Singh Khachariyawas on Friday alleged corruption in the name of making Jaipur a smart cityjaipur Updated: Jun 08, 2018 22:13 IST
Jaipur district Congress president Pratap Singh Khachariyawas on Friday alleged corruption in the name of making Jaipur a smart city.
After interacting with residents and traders of Kishanpole in the walled city, Khachariyawas said a provision of Rs 2,600 crore has been made for the smart city project and till date Rs 150 crore has been spent and projects worth Rs 550 crore are in progress.
“But in the name of smart city, Jaipur’s heritage is being compromised with substandard work. There is no logic behind laying of drainage lines in middle (of the roads); water and electricity lines are already laid on both sides of roads in Kishanpole, but despite that the road size is being reduced, footpath is being increased and substandard material is being used in the construction work. All this shows that officials and leaders have done it for commission,” he alleged. The congress leader said that Rs 2,600 crore proposed for the project could have been used to set up new Jaipur.
He said that the traders claimed that they lost business in the name of smart city; roads have been narrowed, so much so that even an ambulance cannot pass. “Since last four years there were jams because of metro project, now due to drainage line,” he added.
Khachariyawas assured the traders that the issue will be taken up with the government and if not resolved the Congress will protest the move.
First Published: Jun 08, 2018 22:13 IST