Nagpur: Expressing her serious concern about immediate re-construction of fallen surrounding wall of Gandhisagar Lake in the city, Harshala Manoj Sable, NMC corporator of Pannel (Prabhag) No. 27 (A), has written a letter to NMC commissioner Shravan Hardikar, urging him to depute a consultant for assessment of expenditure for re-construction of wall before it gets too late.
Through her letter, she has brought to the notice of the NMC commissioner that 200-metre long wall out total 1705-metre wall surrounding Gandhisagar Lake has fallen down, it needs immediate repair, for the earth on the shore of the lake might get eroded or eaten up by land-sliding or repeated beats of waves, and cause danger to citizens.
She also reminded him that a proposal worth Rs 21 crore, which was already approved by the standing committee, for strengthening of complete Lake-wall, had been pending with the state government for over two years for want of funds. According to her, the previous consultant’s consultation-fee has not been paid till date, which is not a good precedence.
Corporator Sable drew attention of the commissioner towards an administrative anomaly in repeating the already approved proposal and termed it ridiculous. It may be mentioned that the NMC had entrusted the work of cleansing the lake-water of Gandhisagar to M/s Monarch Company managed by one Israil, and a good amount of work was already done by the company yet the proposal was repeated for the same work. She felt that after completing one work and having spent money on it, the money should be spent after 3 years only on the same work.
She urged the NMC commissioner to remain present in the standing committee meetings, as used be done by earlier NMC commissioner Dr T Chandrashekhar, so that all financial decisions taken must be in the knowledge of the commissioner. She lamented over discontinuation of such a good practice.
She also lamented over the tattered financial condition of NMC which was not able to pay the salary of its staff/ employees by 10th of every month.
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