Following a legal notice on August 6, under section 15 of The Environment (Protection) Act (1986) by the Gujarat Pollution Control Board, the VMC had initiated the removal of dumped debris from the banks of the Vishwamitri river.
Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) had filed a complaint under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) Section 308 (attempt to commit culpable homicide not amounting to murder). Officials of the VMC said that the civic body had booked as many as 75 such cattle owners that year.
The budget proposes to undertake work to complete transport connectivity from Vadodara to the surrounding developed and industrial areas around Vadodara like Bharuch, Anand, Padra, Savli and Kevadia Colony, under the smart city project.
On Monday, Professor and social activist JS Bandukwala, who has been leading the agitation of the 486 Muslim families of Kalyannagar since 2014, wrote a letter to the Standing Committee chairman Jigisha Seth, seeking expedition of the decision on the proposal.
The circular comes close on the heels of a demolition drive in the communally sensitive old city areas where Patel has been personally overseeing the demolitions and the subsequent rehabilitation of the displaced families.