September 29, 2020

Order to finish mall work

Patna: The Patna Municipal Corporation’s standing committee ordered completion of a shopping mall at Machua Toli here at the earliest during its meeting on Friday.

The G+5 structure of the shopping mall, whose foundation has been laid on 1.6 acres at Machua Toli on Arya Kumar Road, has been incomplete for a long time. The civic body aims to increase revenue generation through the mall.

On Friday, the standing committee passed the resolution to complete the shopping mall structure soon.

The standing committee also said decision on constructing shops in the western portion of the Patna City circle office building will be taken on the basis of mayor Sita Sahu’s visit.

Sahu is expected to visit the place soon and if she finds it feasible, the decision would be taken to construct shops.

Among the other decisions, the standing committee will take back Rs 3.49 crore from the Bihar Urban Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (BUIDCo) which it was provided to purchase sanitation instruments.

Sources said the civic body had provided the funds in December 2016 but none of the machines had been purchased yet.

“We also decided that we will send a letter to the PMC commissioner, along with other government departments, and a separate letter to chief minister Nitish Kumar, asking them to invite mayor Sita Sahu and ward councillors concerned to state-government projects based in Patna. On many earlier occasions, it has been found that neither Sahu nor the councillors were invited,” said an official of the standing committee on the condition of anonymity.

Review of desilt work was also done by the standing committee. The members expressed satisfaction with the work at the Bankipore circle.

Street light delay

Civic body commissioner Keshav Ranjan Prasad has shot off a letter to the Energy Efficiency Services Limited, a joint venture of public sector undertakings under the Union power ministry, over delay in the implementation of the street light programme.

“It is a matter of regret that the agreement had been executed on February 6 this year but work has not been started,” reads the commissioner’s letter sent on May 5.

Commissioner Prasad has expressed disappointment for the delay in the survey ahead of starting the project.

Courtesy: The Telegraph

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