October 23, 2020

Civic body to create model wards

Patna: The Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) is now going to create model wards on a pilot-project basis. As per PMC, the model ward is supposed to be equipped with all civic amenities.

In the initial phase, one model ward would be created in each of the four circles of the PMC. The proposal of creating model wards in each circle of PMC on a pilot-project basis was recently approved in the standing committee meeting of the corporation held on June 26.

“The model wards are supposed to have all civic facilities, including proper road, proper electricity among other facilities. One model ward would be created in each circle of the corporation. Only if the project would become successful, the remaining wards would be converted into model wards,” said PMC mayor Sita Sahu.

“A survey of the roads of all 75 wards of PMC would also to be taken up to access the present condition of the roads and further initiatives would be taken for repairing them,” said Sahu.

Sahu said the work regarding the installation of 75,000 energy-efficient LED street lights was also underway as per which Delhi-based Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) was supposed to install the streetlights in all the 75 wards of the corporation.

Encroachment

The Kankerbagh circle of the PMC on Thursday removed encroachment from the Nandlal Chhapra-based drain in Thursday’s drive which would help address waterlogging issues of ward numbers 30, 31, 32, 44, 46, Jakkanpur, Anishabad and Beur areas. “A hume pipe had been put into the drain and the drain was further filled up with mud and was being used as a road by the villagers. During monsoon, stagnated rainwater in the various wards could not be pumped out as the drain was blocked. Today, we cleared the encroachment from the drain with the help of an earthmover machine and a JCB machine. Earlier, also we tried to remove the encroachment but due to protests by the villagers, we couldn’t proceed with the drive. Today, we first counselled the villagers and then initiated the drive,” said executive officer of Kankerbagh circle of PMC, Vijay Kumar Upadhyay.

Courtesy: The Telegraph

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