MCC approves AMRUT project amdist din

MCC approves AMRUT project amdist din

Submitted by alvin on Wed, 2016-04-27 14:13 Mysuru: Chaos reigned in at the Mysuru City Corporation council meeting convened here to discuss the proposed project Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT). Corporators wanted to know how different AMRUT was from other projects like JNNURM, JUSCO. Alleging irregularities in both the JNNURM and JSUCO projects, Corporator BM Nataraj wondered whether AMRUT was  devoid of any irregularities. He went on to say that there were irregularities in estimation of AMRUT project. Taking a strong objection to the corporator’s allegation, an irked Mayor BL Bhyrappa demanded the latter to present proof to prove his claims. He also issued suspension orders against the corporator, who according to the Mayor, had been alleging corruption without any basis. But that did not deter Nataraj from making more complaints. He said issuing suspension orders against him is an attempt by the Mayor to insult the house, convened to discuss the proposed project. Instead of discussing the project, the Mayor wants to suspend him, he rued. He further stated that despite complaining, the mayor failed to take action against a few officers who were not cooperating with the corporators in implementing various development works. Supporting his claim, Nataraj showed a bill which had same notification number for different auctions. He demanded the mayor to take stringent action against erring officers. There was high drama as other corporators countered Nataraj. Later, the Mayor withdrew his suspension orders against the corporator. Meanwhile, the council unanimously approved AMRUT and hoped that this would be a lot more effective than the earlier project – JUSCO. Amruth is drinking water project initiated by central government with a total estimation cost of Rs 156 crores which will be shared by Centre, state and local body.