The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Ms. Mayawati ji has directed the officers to complete the various development works being carried out in different cities for upgrading urban facilities in a time bound and qualitative manner. She said that the amount allocated for various schemes should be released in a timely manner so that the development works were not affected adversely. She said that if any laxity in the implementation of schemes was detected at any level, then punitive action would be ensured against the executive agency and concerning officers. The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji was reviewing the progress of various development works being carried out for the all round development of various cities at a high level meeting held at her official residence here today. It may be recalled that Hon’ble Chief Minister ji had earlier announced/laid foundation of 28 projects for Varanasi, 31 for Allahabad, 23 for Kannauj, 105 for Kanpur-Bithur, 28 for Agra, 17 for Faizabad- Ayodhya, 26 for Mathura-Vrindavan, 47 for Meerut and 53 for Lucknow in all 358 schemes. During the review, it was detected that 201 schemes had been completed so far, while work on 157 projects was under progress.
It may be recalled that Hon’ble Chief Minister ji, during a high level review meeting of law and order and development works held on 27 November last, had clearly said that some schemes, being implemented for the phased development of cities, had got delayed, which was not acceptable. She had authorised the Chairman of U.P. State Advisory Council Mr. Satish Chandra Mishra to review the progress of various schemes being implemented in these cities and ensure their quick completion. In compliance of the orders of the Hon’ble Chief Minister ji, the Chairman of the U.P. State Advisory Council visited Varanasi and Allahabad recently and conducted on the spot verification of various development works and apprised the Chief Minister of
the outcome of his review. In this light, the C.M. today extensively reviewed progress of all 358 schemes and gave necessary directives to the officers. She also directed the Chairman of the State Advisory Council and Chief Secretary to apprise her of the progress and quality of these schemes from time to time.
Hon’ble Mayawati ji cautioned officers of the Jal Nigam, Bridge Corporation, P.W.D. and other departments, where the progress of works was slow and said that the works should be completed in a time bound and qualitative manner. She directed the officers to ensure that the laying of sewer and water supply pipe lines in urban areas should be completed by May 2011 at all costs so that the people did not face any difficulty during rainy season. She asked the Principal Secretaries of the executing agencies to prepare time table for timely completion of works. She also directed that the same should be made responsible for providing necessary resources for the schemes.
The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji while assigning the responsibility of concerning officers to solve the local problems related to these projects directed them to ensure fortnightly review regarding the progress of the projects. She directed the officers to constitute a team of officers of other engineering departments for the technical inspection of development works. She said this team would examine the technical aspects on the spot and give required suggestions to remove the shortcomings and making improvement.
It may be recalled that U.P. State Advisory Council Chairman Mr. Satish Chandra Mishra had reviewed and made the spot verification of these projects sanctioned for the integrated development of Varanasi and Allahabad on 14th and 15th December respectively on the directives of the Hon’ble Chief Minister. During review, he found that 23 works out of 28 have been completed in Varanasi and directives have been issued for completing the remaining works which included Trans Varuna Sewerage, Water Drainage Scheme of Varanasi and Varanasi Drinking Water Phase-2 Scheme, Solid Waste Management, Chauka Ghat and Pandeypur over bridge. Similarly, 10 works out of 31 have been completed in Allahabad. Directives have been issued to complete the remaining projects which included STP by Jal Nigam, Water Supply Phase-2 and Solid Waste Management, Construction of Flyover near Alopi Devi Temple by Bridge Corporation and Railway over bridge at Rambagh Railway Station.
On this occasion, Chief Secretary Mr. Atul Kumar Gupta and Principal Secretary to C.M. Mr. R.P. Singh were present including other senior officers.