An Advisory Committee Meeting of the Smart city project was held under the chairmanship of DC S Ziaullah at the DC office today where MP, MLAs participated.
Rs 396 crore have been released for the smart city project and the entire proposal approved is to the tune of Rs.3781 crores.
Abhay Patil said that there was no coordination int he area-based development proposal in the Smart city. Most of the works under ABD are in North Belagavi and south has totally been neglected. About 80% is allocated for north while only 20% is allocated for South which is dis heartening.
The consultancy firm has not worked in a proper manner and most of the plans are unscientific.
Replying to this, MD of smart city project Kurer said that the proposal has been approved in 2016 and making major changes again to the plan is not feasible as the same has been approved by the ministry of urban development.
DC Ziaullah asked the MD to make a note of all the suggestions and asked the same to be submitted to the state level co-ordination committee.
Satish Jarkhiholi said that suggestions of the elected representatives must be heard and acted upon. Laxmi Hebbalkar demanded that the areas coming under the Corporation limits of Rural constituency must also be included in the Smart city project.
Speaking on the occasion Suresh Angadi expressed grief over the slow pace of work and also works that need immediate attention should be incorporated in the revised or additional plan to be prepared.