Published On : Fri, May 29th, 2015

Proposal of new town planning director stalled

Nagpur: The proposal of creating a new post of town planning director in existing set up of Nagpur Improvement Trust (NIT) was withheld in a meeting of trustee which was held on Thursday.

When the meeting began, trustees Dr Chotu Bhoyar and Ramesh Singare opposed the proposal openly. Bhoyar said, “NIT had 52 projects under it. Apart from it new development plan was prepared in 2001. During that time only one post of town planning deputy director was in NIT.

And, relying on the post all the projects work were completed.

Now, maximum layouts under NIT have been brought under NMC. Leaving regularisation of new slums, all the work under NIT is almost complete. Apart from it, NITis now looking after development and planning of new Metro Region and seven street schemes. All these works are being executed with the help of private consultants.

When things are well managed and running smoothly, what is the need to appoint new town planning director in its existing set up? This question was raised by trustees. Singare also backed other trustees and they opposed the move in unison. Finally, chairman Shyam Wardhane postponed the proposal.