Tuesday, May 30, 2006

BMP wants to perpetuate parking chaos

BMP wants to perpetuate parking chaos
Vijay Times

Acommittee constituted by the Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BMP) to study the pros and cons of the pay and park scheme has urged the State government to reconsider the introduction of the scheme on 170 roads in the City.

Ruling leader in the BMP Council H Ravindra said that a resolution to this effect would be passed in the monthly meeting of the BMP Council to be held on Tuesday and the same will be forwarded to the government to seek its approval.

A meeting chaired by Mayor Mumtaz Begum on Monday decided to urge the government not to introduce the pay and park scheme as the public were against it.

It may be recalled that the BMP had formed a committee on April 28 comprising deputy mayor M Lakshminarayana, opposition leaders in the BMP Council B R Nanjundappa and A H Basavaraj to study the governments proposal to reintroduce the pay and park scheme.

The committee, which was expected to prepare a report within 20 days after it was formed, will be submitting it the BMP Council on Tuesday.

"The committee members will pursue the government not to introduce the pay and park system," Ravindra added.

Hoardings: A BMP committee, set up to look into the display of hoardings in the City, has decided to pull down unauthorised hoardings across the City in the next one month. The drive would begin from May 31.

Ravindra said that assistant revenue officers and assistant executive engineers in the BMP have been asked to prepare a report about the areas where hoardings could be installed. The officials concerned would submit the report in the next one month.

“After removing unauthorised hoardings across the City, the BMP will invite fresh tenders. With this, the civic body can expect a revenue of around Rs 250 crore,” Ravindra said.


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