JMC misleading people about Smart City Project: Vikram Malhotra
JAMMU, Apni Party State General Secretary Vikram Malhotra on Saturday criticized Jammu Municipal Corporation for misleading the people of Jammu City with regard to the Smart City Project which is yet to take off.
Addressing a programme organized to mark celebration of Shiv Vivah at ward number 4 in Jammu East constituency, Malhotra said that the people of Jammu Municipal limits were befooled by the Corporation which works on directions of BJP. The programme was organized by Manish Kumar, Dharam Parchar Seva Committee.
“The Corporation has not released funds in favour of the Corporators making them handicapped to work for the wards where they were elected. They have no funds to initiate any work and hence, the people are left without hope of any kind of developmental activities in their wards like in ward number 4 in Kali Janni and its adjoining areas,” he said.
He said that it was unfortunate to note that the drains are choked with garbage in absence of proper cleanliness drive in the City which is claiming to be developed as Smart City.
“There no parameter adopted by the Corporation to make Jammu a smart city. Hence, people of Jammu are being tricked to gain votes but no developmental activities could be seen on the ground. The stinking garbage can be seen scattered all along the residential colonies, no hygiene, no garbage collection areas, no tiling work of the lanes which are damaged,” he said.
He said that the worries of the people in Jammu East have not reduced with the election of respective Corporator of their wards, but it has added to frustration.
“Corporation represents the collapse of a system which was established to streamline and take the developmental activities at the doorstep of the people in Jammu East assembly,” he said.
He said that the Corporators have tired of complaining about poor funding and they face problems in redressal of complaints of the people in their respective wards.
He demanded that the Corporation must come clean with regard to the Smart City Project in Jammu and failure in implementing the needed developmental activities in Municipal Limits.
He said that installation of sign boards and street lights do not make any difference for the Jammuities who have remained neglected with regard to development by showing them rosy pictures about the adverse situation of ill planned Smart City Project.
Prominent among those who were present include Jyoti Vaid, Vice President Mahila Wing, Sunita Sawhney General Secretary Mahila Wing, Ajay Sawhney, Raj Kumar, Provincial President, Trade Union, Sanjay Malhotra, Babu Shah, Antim Rathore, Rani Devi, Sapna Gill, Rajinder Gupta, BD Sharma, Vikas Jain, Shamsher Singh, Suman Lata, Kiran Dhar, Shashi Devi, Sunil Kumar, Ajay Khanna, Sunny, Ram Lal, Sunil Sharma, Surinder Kumar, Rohan, Luthra, Manju Devi, Ashok Kumar, Raman, Mannu and others.