by Vikrant Inamdar
Looking at the status of our Belagavi city one gets the impression that it’s not that the city is in a development phase but as if People have come to stay in this city while it was under construction.
Its as if all the population was in a hurry to grab n occupy their plots / flats / bungalow’s or else the concerned bodies/departments/might devour them.
Today while travelling on the Pits & falls(man created) is nothing less than a “Roadies or Khatron ke khiladi” task but without any rewards.
Sometimes you wonder whether you are trying to miss a pothole or are we searching for roads to travel on within these potholes. There were times when we used to proudly say Belagavi was a safe city, but looking at it today you cannot be sure of coming home safe once you leave your house. You could land up in a hospital or if lucky in a Cemetery.
It feels as if the bureaucrats/politicians are in a hurry to take up all projects that come on a platter. Now the issue is whether they are capable enough to handle all these projects at a time, coz present situation seems like all works are started & incomplete just like what a busy barber would do while attending to his line of clients.
Its a known fact that the development of a nation lies in its Education system, the attitude of its people & most importantly in the hands of its Bureaucrats / Politicians / Industrialists coz the “money power” required to actually implement the development needs lie with these people only.
We the so called majority population comprising of ” poor, lower middle, middle, higher middle class” can only brag, curse, cry about the situations around us with our pleas falling on deaf ears.
We have been doing it for centuries & will continue doing so for centuries to come. We either need a “change of blood in the power sector” or “big revolution to start from scratch”.
Hope we dont have to opt for the second option which could be devastating coz if a revolution takes place then the day is not far when we will see our Smarak / Statues around the place.
Recently we witnessed a mob reaction in our own capital city Bengaluru, wherein a handful of people attacked the local MLA’s house, the nearby police station & damaged the property. Hope such incidences don’t become the order of the day also that our Bureaucrats wake up & start working seriously on development.