Take citizens into confidence while building cement roads, Mayor tells PWD officials

Nanda Jichkar

Nagpur: The Mayor Nanda Jichkar on Friday reviewed the working of Public Works Department and directed the officials to ensure citizens are taken into confidence while implementing cement road project. “Construction of cement concrete roads is going on in city on massive proportions. It causes enormous difficulties to people in one way or another,” the Mayor pointed out.

The review meeting was held at Chhatrapati Shivaji Hall in the New Administrative Building of NMC. Present on the occasion were Ruling Party Leader Sandeep Joshi, Municipal Commissioner Shravan Hardikar, Additional Commissioner Dr Ramnath Sonavane, Chief Engineer Ulhas Debadwar, In-Charge Superintending Engineer (PWD) and City Engineer Manoj Talewar, Executive Engineers Sanjay Gaekwad, Naresh Borkar, Mahesh Gupta, Rajesh Bhutkar, D D Jambhulkar and other officials.

The PWD of NMC is at present constructing cement roads at several places. The simultaneous work going on for Metro Railway, Ring Road and other road works is causing hardships to the people. If people are taken into confidence they will cooperate with you wholeheartedly,” the Mayor stressed.

Jichkar at the meeting also reviewed progress of Kavi Suresh Bhat Memorial Auditorium being constructed at Reshimbagh. She sought to know the present status of cement roads that are being built in three phases. The project is likely to be completed by December end this year. On the occasion, the PWD made a presentation on the ambitious ‘Orange City Street Project’. The Rs 400 crore project is being implemented in 32.44 hectares and in the coming seven years it will add glory to the Smart Nagpur.

The Mayor also reviewed various other development projects that are being implemented by PWD.