Bhopal will be developed as most beautiful city in world, says Chouhan
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said
that Bhopal will be developed as world’s most beautiful city. Light metro train
will be launched in Bhopal. The Chief Minister laid foundation stone of a cable
stay bridge costing about Rs 29.47 crore here on Thursday.
Home Minister Babulal Gaur, Women and Child
Development Minister Maya Singh and former Chief Minister Kailash Joshi were
present at the function.
The Chief Minister said that Bhopal Municipal
Corporation has provided Rs 120 crore for development works under Chief
Minister’s Infrastructure Fund. Planned development works have been undertaken
to enhance Bhopal’s reputation as state capital. Traffic hurdles have been
removed. State government will extend every possible assistance for Bhopal’s
development. Beauty of Bhopal’s Pride Upper Lake will further enhance with
construction of this cable bridge, he added.
Chouhan said that Madhya Pradesh is progressing in
every norm of development. It is pioneer in economic and agriculture growth
rates in the country. Per capita income in the state has also witnessed considerable
increase. Benefit of development has been extended to every poor since state
government believes that everyone has right over resources.
A housing policy is being chalked out which envisages
houses for all. He urged to send every child to school and cooperate in
developing Madhya Pradesh as a literate state.
Presiding over the function, Urban Administration
& Development Minister Kailash Vijayvargiya said that Bhopal Municipal
Corporation is performing well. Municipal corporation will get every possible
cooperation from state government.
Rural Development Minister and in-charge of Bhopal
district Gopal Bhargava said that Madhya Pradesh is pioneer in both urban and
rural development. This cable bridge will smoothen traffic flow.
In the welcome address, Mayor Krishna Gaur said that
this cable stay bridge from Kamla Park to Retghat is a major gift for Bhopal
city. The first 6-lane flyover in the state is being constructed in Habibganj.
MLAs Arif Aqueel, Surendra Nath Singh, Vishwas Sarang, Rameshwar Sharma and
Vishnu Khatri, Leader of Opposition in Municipal Corporation Mohammad Sagheer,
members of Mayor-in-Council, corporators and administrative officers were
present on the occasion.
The cable stay bridge costing Rs 29.47 crore will be
constructed from Kamla Park to Retghat under JNNURM. It will be 300 meters
longs and 17 meters wide. The state-of-the-art cable bridge will serve as a
link between Old and New Bhopal City.