Tuesday, November 29, 2005

And you wonder at the state of the city

I am satisfied with my work: Mayor
Deccan Herald

He began his term with a bang - introducing free parking for vehicles. As he bows out of the office, parking fee may be on its way in.

On Monday, his last day in office Mayor R Narayanaswamy noted that he stands by his action and leaves it at that: free parking in Bangalore. At the same time, Bangalore Mahanagara Palike Commissioner K Jothiramalingam made it a point to note that the BMP is very much in receipt of a communication from the Bangalore City Traffic Police, seeking a rethink on free parking.

The above formed the highlight of the press conference, called by the outgoing mayor on Monday evening. ‘I am satisfied with the work I have been able to do’ was by far the only other comment or statement from Mr Narayanaswamy on the occasion. He left it to the officials to brief the media on the achievements of his term.

Both the officials and the outgoing mayor seemed to prefer that arrangement.

A presentation was made on the occasion.


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