VMC finally ‘admits’ to delay in JNNURM projects

It seems top officials at the Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) have learnt the “better late than never” formula,as they have asked its officials to pull up their socks...

Written by Express News Service | Vadodara | Published: February 12, 2009 3:02:53 am

It seems top officials at the Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) have learnt the “better late than never” formula,as they have asked its officials to pull up their socks and complete the pending development works under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) within the scheduled time limit.

In a letter by Municipal Commissioner M K Das,he has categorically mentioned about the “delay” in the projects and asked the senior officials to look into it.

“In last two years development works worth Rs 1,100 crore are going on. In the coming days,the works are going to increase as number of development project reports have been sanctioned by the Centre. It has been informed to you time and again about the deadline while maintaining the quality as well,” the letter reads.

Sources said that the municipal commissioner has given instructions to senior officials,like extra precautions in checking the delay in the project works which can be avoided through proper liaison with different departments.

It is also necessary to keep an eye on the quality of the works through third party inspection apart from physical inspection of the quality of the material used and workmanship in the projects.

Since most of the works are going on the roads,it is necessary to keep utmost care of the safety of the commuters.

Proper barricading,placing of sign boards are required to put at each and every place where the works are in progress.

Top VMC officials pulled up for negligence
Taking serious note of an incident where a car fell into the storm water drainage,Municipal Commissioner MK Das has not only initiated an inquiry into the matter but also shot a letter to top officials for “ignoring” the preventive measures at the project sites.
“Earlier,also the issue was discussed after an accident had taken place near Chhani. They were categorically told to ask the contractors to put proper signboards so that such incidents do not take place. But still a car literally fell into the trench and fortunately this time there was no injury or casualty. However,it could have been yet another mishap. Now I have made it a formal communication and wrote to the officials to take all the preventive measures,” said Das.
Das has ordered an inquiry into the incident and the report has to be submitted in 15 days.

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