Published On : Sat, Aug 15th, 2015

Be there any hurdles, Nagpur will become ‘Smart City’–Mayor

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Nagpur: “Let us develop the city as Smart City and sort out the problems of people. The Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) is proud of receiving graceful tradition, and the city of Nagpur is prominent not only in Maharashtra but in the entire nation, and it has been receiving from the state government all required assistance time-to-time. The NMC commissioner yesterday outlined how this city could be made ‘smart city’, and in order to keep a watch on developmental works of city the Parisar Palakatva Yojana was launched recently. The administration is on its toes to expedite the developmental works, and is committed to provide the quality services to the citizens. Despite any shortage of human resource, the task of making it the ‘smart city’ shall go ahead unbridled,” said NMC Mayor Pravin Datke while addressing the audience of 68th Independence Day celebration, held at NMC Central Hall, here on Aug 15 after the flag hoisting ceremony at 8.05 am.

Seated on the dais were Dy Mayor Munna Pokulwar, Standing Committee chairman Ramesh Shingare, Ruling party leader Dayashankar Tiwari, NMC commissioner Shravan Hardikar, Mangalwari NMC zone chairman Raju Thool, Dy commissioner R Z Siddiqi, Dy commissioner Sanjay Kakde, Addl deputy commissioner Pramod Bhusari and others.

The Mayor further said, “Our efforts to seek required funds from the Centre and the State government fetch good response, yet it is necessary to raise the additional revenue as the LBT has been abolished since Aug 1.” He also lauded the departments like property tax, fire fighting and health, etc, for ding excellent works recently, but said, it should be remembered that those who shirk their duties and responsibilities would be penalized while those who do their duties sincerely would be rewarded. He thus urged all employees of NMC to exhibit their outstanding performance while carrying out their assigned task, and become ideal employees. He specifically mentioned the good deeds done by fire fighting department during the current rain season.

According to Datke, as the Chief Minister has introduced Service Guarantee Bill in the state, it will prove highly beneficial in future. He lamented the placement of Nagpur city at 256th position in cleanliness drive, and remarked that the judges must have made some mistakes in assessing the city. He called on the citizens to take the city to 50th position in terms of cleanliness during years lying ahead. He stressed the need of citizens and administration working hand-in-hand, and not merely the rules to be followed.

On this occasion, the Mayor, the Dy Mayor and other office-bearers of NMC inspected the I-Day parade organized by the fire fighting department and also accepted the guard of honour. The parade with two platoons under the guidance of firefighting officer Rajendra Uchake was led by B P Chandankhede, Rajendra Dubey and J B Bais.

Also present on the occasion were Shashikant Hastak, Dr Minlnd Ganvir, Mahesh Dhamecha, Harish Dubey, all heads of various departments and employees of NMC. Asstt commissioner Mahesh Morone conducted the proceedings and also proposed the vote of thanks.

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