Bhubaneswar: Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) today held a puja preparatory meeting and sanctioned a special budget of Rs. 5 lakh for repairing of potholes and roads in all the 67 wards before Durga Puja.
Mayor Ananta Narayan Jena instructed the in-charge of electrical section of BMC to take a special drive for expediting repairing of street lights.
There are 35 thousand LED street lights in the city and more 6 thousand lights are in the pipeline of being installation.
The cracked fly over at Bomikhal is creating problem for the public as the demolished parts have occupied space. Mayor said that BMC will write to the PWD department for clearance of the debris.
This year four temporary ponds will be constructed for idol immersion. Two on the river bank of Kuakhai towards Cuttack and each one near Tankapani Sai temple and Daya towards Puri. BMC has decided to provide light at the immersion sites.
Mayor also instructed the environment engineer to take steps for cutting of tree branches which are creating obstacle for street lights. BMC will take help of city forest office on this issue.
The special puja preparatory meeting was attended by all the chairman of standing committees, Adl. Commissioner Alok Kar, Chief Finance Officer, ZDC North and South East, City Engineer and BMC officers.