n Mayor showers city with promises to improve roads
The incisive Lokmat Times campaign 'Enough is enough' against the pitiful roads of the city has left mayor fretting and fuming.
In an attempt to cover up the issue, Mayor Kala Ozha lost her cool and blamed Public Works Department (PWD) for terrific roads in the city here on Sunday.
Mayor addressed a press conference after supervising the Jalna Road and Harsul. She was accompanied by deputy engineers of PWD in the morning.
Addressing the press meet, mayor made series of announcements instead of laying any road map for better roads in the city.
Lokmat Times has been conducting the series "Enough is Enough' since September 6.It has exposed huge corruption in the roadworks by AMC and PWD officials. LT has not stopped its campaign after exposing the authorities but has gone a step further by launching an agitation on the issue on September 23. It has awakened the AMC and PWD from its deep slumber.
With this, officials from either departments are terribly shaken as the series have also exposed their nefarious ways of amassing wealth. Even the ruling alliance in AMC is panicked that mass agitation may go against them.
In a haste mayor held a press conference on the issue and resorted to blame game over the issue. Mayor in stead of supervising the roads falling under the jurisdiction of AMC, examined those roads constructed by the PWD and passed the buck on latter for bad roads.
While speaking, Ozha said, "We sought funds from the government six times to improve the roads but in vain. If the government releases Rs 50 crores then we can undertake the works of main roads within two months. Even if we do not get funds, we would avail the loan of Rs 50 crores and would undertake the works of 13 roads once the rainy season is over."
House leader Sushil Khedkar, standing committee chairman Narayan Kuche, Girjaram Halnor, city engineer Sakharam Panzade and executive engineer Hemant Kolhe were present on the occasion.