Published On : Fri, Jun 24th, 2016

Solar power to be used in Tajbagh, says Bawankule

DSC_6500Nagpur: Guardian Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule on Friday said that solar power will be used for illuminating the city’s famous Tajbagh Dargah and its entire premises. Similarly, the shrine will have its own independent water supply arrangement apart from NMC run water supply.

The Guardian Minister was reviewing the development works being implemented for beautification of Tajbagh Dargah and its premises. The review meeting was held at Ravibhavan on Friday. The meeting was attended among others by South Nagpur MLA Sudhakar Kohale, NIT Chairman Dr Deepak Mhaiskar, Municipal Commissioner Shravan Hardikar and other officials. The Minister directed the officials to run all the equipments on solar power while implementing the development works. “The Tajbagh should have its own water supply arrangement apart from the NMC-run water supply,” Bawankule asked the NIT officials.

Out of 83-acre land of Tajbagh, only 30 acres of land is in use. The encroachments are being removed for carrying out development works. After finishing the development works the necessary power supply should be done through solar power. If entire Tajbagh is brought under solar power a lot of electricity could be saved.

The Tajbagh development plan is of Rs 132 crore. Out of this amount, the NIT has already received Rs 27.5 crore. Rs 22 crore have been spent. The shopping complex being built for the project affected people has been completed. A total of 136 shops have been built. Other works of the shopping complex would be finished by October 2016. Similarly, work of constructing safety wall along nallah has been completed with an expenditure of Rs 71.81 lakh. The safety wall at Urs ground too is constructed at the cost of Rs 29 lakh.

The shops at the complex will be allotted to the beneficiaries by a 3-member committee comprising MLA Sudhakar Kohale, NIT Chairman and a Trustee, Bawankule said.