Nagpur: For any city to be smart, apart from beautiful buildings and good roads, sufficient water supply, waste disposal management, sewarage treatment plant are essential. By providing these amenities, Nagpur will be turned into not only smart but safe city as well. For this, a safe city project will be soon put in place. This assurance was given by chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday.
Fadnavis inaugurated series of projects including the expansion project of Bhandewadi sewage treatment plant (STP), Nalanda Nagar water tank, Bhoomipujan of cement road and dedication of Onkar Nagar water tank to the people. Later, he spoke at the main function held at Onkar Nagar square.
Prominently present on the occasion were Union surface transport and shipping minister Nitin Gadkari, guardian minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule, mayor Pravin Datke, MP Krupal Tumane, deputy mayor Munna Pokulwar, legislators Krishna Khopde, Sudhakar Deshmukh, Anil Sole, Dr Milind Mane, leader of ruling party in Nagpur Municipal Corporation Dayashankar Tiwari, municipal commissioner Shravan Hardikar, NIT chairman Shyam Wardhane, PGGanvir, Sandeep Joshi, Sunil Agrawal, Nitin Shah of RPS Infrastructure, Anil Ashtankar of Anjaneya Developers, Kuntal Ashtankar of Genesis Infrastructure, and others.
The introductory speech was made by the additional chief secretary of public works department Anand Kulkarni. The proceedings were conducted by legislator Sudhakar Kohle, while a vote of thanks was proposed by chairman of Standing Committee Ramesh Singare.
7,000 cr projects sanctioned
Union surface transport minister Nitin Gadkari said that his ministry has sanctioned projects worth 7,000 crore for various projects in the city. 450 crore have been given for cement ring road. After the cementification of the ring roads, there will be no potholes for atleast next 50 years, he said. The work of ring road junction improvement work will also be completed.
Guardian minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule said that the electric poles will be removed from the city skyline and underground lines will be laid. Nagpur will also be made solar city. Electricity lines will