Nagpur: Despite facing financial crunch, Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) has started the process of spending up to Rs 2.32 crore to build a new park ‘Vande Mataram’ park planned by Mayor Dayashankar Tiwari.
The Standing Committee of Nagpur Municipal Corporation will take a decision on the proposal for starting the tender process and administrative approval within the meeting to be held on October 12. There are 2 proposals on this agenda. One of which pertains to an expenditure of about Rs 1.99 crore on civil works. And the other is related to the greenery work of the garden, about Rs 33 lakh.
Maharashtra State Textile Corporation
Dayashankar has planned a garden with an area of about 13,122 square meters on an open space of Public Utility (PU) land and Textile Park of Maharashtra State Textile Corporation (MSTC).
Dayashankar had arranged funds for the construction of the compound wall from the MLA of Central Nagpur, whose name is Vikas Kumbhare. And this work was also started. Dayashankar had earlier claimed that Nagpur Municipal Corporation funds would not be used for this garden at all due to financial crisis.
The plan of this garden is being prepared on the proposed disputed road in the Empress van falling inside Dayashankar’s ward. This area is very close to Gandhisagar. Where 3 gardens already exist. Also there is no residential area close to the proposed park.
Dayashankar had also planned a proposed e-library in his ward. And the municipal body is spending about Rs 5 crore for this scheme.
The committee will also decide to issue this work order to any one private agency for finding space for new hoardings, conducting survey for improvement in existing hoardings, revising rates etc. Also, there is a proposal to end the protracted legal battle with the former cartel outdoor advertising agency, Signpost India Pvt.