Friday, April 02, 2010

Post-polls, civic works make a comeback

Post-polls, civic works make a comeback

Express News ServiceFirst Published : 02 Apr 2010 04:30:00 AM ISTLast Updated : 02 Apr 2010 10:50:23 AM IST
BANGALORE: The infrastructure development work in the city, which had abruptly stopped after the BBMP elections were announced, has now resumed.
Shailsha, a resident of Vijayalakshmi layout in Shettihalli ward, said that the officials had told them that they had to stop the work due to their preoccupation with elections.
However, she said now the residents were relieved as work has started.
She said that a few roads were widened and tarred in and around the ward. One coat of jelly stone levelling was completed and the work was immediately stopped after that. Work on two more roads in the layout were abandoned. The work restarted recently.
“Just before BBMP election dates were announced, asphaltation work started.
But even before it could be completed, the work was stopped as the election dates were announced,” said Arun, a resident of Vishveshwaraiah Layout.
A source from an MLA’s office said that the election work and campaigning was of higher priority and thus infrastructure projects had to take a backseat.
Howeve r, the source said that the public would not have to put up with inconveniences now as work on the already started projects would be completed before the counting day itself.
A BBMP official said that works were in progress in several parts of the city, especially newly-added areas.
The official denied that work had stopped anywhere in the city due to the election. He added that the BBMP officials were part of any campaigning.

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