Saturday, December 31, 2005

Govt fails to keep its promise

Govt fails to keep its promise
New Indian Express

The government has let down the city on its promise to improve the roads in the city. In September, the software industry threatened to boycott the in protest to the government’s indifference to the crumbling infrastructure and the government responded to it by promising to improve 19 roads on priority basis as suggested by the IT industry.

The government even set a deadline for itself and assured that the works would be complete by December. The Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BMP) was exempted from the provisions of the Transparency Act as the works needed to be done urgently.

But even as December ends, no road has been repaired.

“It is sad that no work has completed as promised. If this can happen despite special status given to these works, what can the citizen expect from the civic body in regular works?

“The industry is meeting in the last week of January and we will get back to the government on the issue.”

Ananth Koppar, President of Bangalore Chamber of Industry and Commerce.


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