Today a special meeting was held to lay a road map for the utilization of the second installment of Rs.100 crore which the city has been alloted.
The minister said that the works under the new fund will be undertaken after taking into confidence all the members of the corporation and elected representatives.
Corporators said that the work of under the 100 crore is very slow and only works worth Rs.38 crore have been completed.
The need for a underpass for students, over bridges on the railway gates and the ring road were urged at the meet. A demand for a new vegetable market and a swimming pool were also raised.
The entire works of the 1st 100 crore were awarded to only one company which is yet to complete the works, hence it was demanded that bigger projects be taken and works should be awarded to many contractors instead of only one.
What happens in the utilization is the bigger question? The works under the 1st installment are yet to be completed and it was alleged that MLA took keen interest in the works. Hence this time the fund will be released under the guidance of the district in-charge minister.
May what it be, what Belgaum needs is better infrastructure and in a planned manner. Instead of making drains if a chunk of the amount is spent on over bridges or ring road, this will ease a lot of traffic woes.