Of­fi­cial pun­ished for road work de­lay

Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur) - - Front Page - HT Cor­re­spon­dent htraj@hin­dus­tan­times.com

A for­est of­fi­cial of Bundi was put on await­ing post­ing or­der (APO) on Satur­day for putting hur­dles to road con­struc­tion.

While re­view­ing road work in Bundi, chief min­is­ter Va­sund­hara Raje was in­formed that as­sis­tant con­ser­va­tor of forests (ACF) Gan­shyam Gupta stopped con­struc­tion of a by­pass -- from Nainwa road to na­tional high­way 52 – over land ac­qui­si­tion.

An an­noyed Raje or­dered that Gupta be put on APO – a pun­ish­ment for neg­li­gence.

She held a meet­ing with of­fi­cials, which lasted for more than five hours, as part of ‘Aapka Zila Aapki Sarkar’ cam­paign in Bundi.

Ur­ban de­vel­op­ment and hous­ing min­is­ter Shric­hand Kri­plani, food and civil sup­ply min­is­ter Bab­u­lal Verma and Kota-Bundi MP Om Birla at­tended the meet­ing on the con­clud­ing day of the three-day drive.

Raje said ac­tion would be taken against the of­fi­cials would cre­ate ob­sta­cles in ex­e­cu­tion of de­vel­op­ment works.

Ear­lier in the day, the chief min­is­ter in­spected the restora­tion work of a step­well, Rani ji ki Baori, un­der Mukhya­mantri Jal Swavalam­ban Yo­jana.

Raje said canals were in bad shape and wa­ter was not reach­ing farm­ers as Com­mand Area De­vel­op­ment (CAD) of­fi­cials were not util­is­ing funds for main­te­nance.

The state gov­ern­ment has fa­cil­i­tated de­no­ti­fi­ca­tion of Bundi as a for­est area, the chief min­is­ter told re­porters. De­no­ti­fi­ca­tion will help ex­e­cu­tion of de­vel­op­ment work.

She blamed the pre­vi­ous Congress gov­ern­ment for bur­den­ing the state with huge debts.

Raje on Fri­day made a se­ries of sur­prise vis­its to gov­ern­men­trun schools, hos­tels and other in­sti­tu­tions in Bundi to take stock of de­vel­op­men­tal projects.

She also had lunch at the house of Bab­u­lal Bairwa, a Dalit in Matunda vil­lage.


Va­sund­hara Raje.

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