Won’t go abroad till I show results: Mayor

After asking people not to honour him in office hours and directing his party workers to remove the hoardings having his photos,Mayor Haracharan Singh Gohalwaria on Tuesday said he and his team would not make any foreign tours till he showed any significant result in the city.

Written by Raakhi Jagga | Ludhiana | Published:October 17, 2012 12:53 am

After asking people not to honour him in office hours and directing his party workers to remove the hoardings having his photos,Mayor Haracharan Singh Gohalwaria on Tuesday said he and his team would not make any foreign tours till he showed any significant result in the city.

He was speaking while honouring Preetam Singh Grewal,Mayor of Hounslow,UK,who has his roots in Ludhiana. Grewal became Mayor in May this year and it was his personal visit to Ludhiana.

In the past,Mayors Hakam Singh Giaspura and Nahar Singh Gill had gone along with their teams to the UK and Canada but no fruitful outcome of their visits was witnessed.

Gohalwaria,however,said,“I have many tasks to do in Ludhiana itself. So I will not visit abroad as of now.”

Talking to mediapersons,Grewal said they were ready to transfer technology to the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation regarding road construction,provided they were willing. He said in the UK only one contractor made roads with a contract of 25 years. Five years were given for construction time and the rest for maintenance. In case of poor quality,the contractor was penalised heavily,he added.

He expressed concern over the broken roads of Ludhiana and the repeated maintenance requirement as well.

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