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Yediyurappa slams Bengaluru civic body for delay in projects

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Bangalore. Angered over delay in completion of smart city projects, Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Wednesday pulled up the civic body officials. He said in a review meeting with municipal officials, though I have directed BBMP (Brihat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike) to complete 27 smart city projects before the onset of monsoon by May 31, but the work is incomplete, as are the roads. It is clear from mud piles and pits on both sides.

As the southwest monsoon has arrived and is set to intensify in the coming weeks, the chief minister asked BBMP commissioner Gaurav Gupta as to when the pending work would be completed.

“I have seen daily that the unfinished roads in the main business district of the city are a hindrance for public and VIP movement,” he said. They are an obstacle to the movement of people and vehicles.

The chief engineer of the smart city project, however, assured him that the work would be completed by June 30.

Expressing dismay at the slow progress of projects funded by the central and state governments under the Urban Renewal Mission, Yediyurappa said he had given the priority list to the civic body after personally inspecting the works in February-March.

City Police Commissioner Kamal Pant brought to the notice of the Chief Minister that due to incomplete works, a situation of jam was being created in the entire city.

The Chief Minister directed the Municipal Corporation officials to expedite the works and complete them at the earliest to avoid inconvenience to the public. (IANS)

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