RMC announces open theatre, free wi-fi, e-waste management in Raipur
RAIPUR: Presenting a Rs 2,222-crore Raipur
municipal corporation budget in local Chhattisgarhi dialect for the first time,
mayor Pramod Dubey announced introduction of open theatres in each zone in
state capital, disposal plant for bio-medical waste and e-waste management in
Open theatre would be utilised for
cultural and religious programmes with a seating capacity of about 150-200
people. Without any burden of additional taxes, the mayor tabled the budget on
Wednesday at the Municipal corporation head office in White House.
“We aim to replace all street lights
with LED lights to save energy and launch an automatic system for switching
lights on and off in time. Keeping women safety in mind, RMC will reserve
separate parks for women and children and provide a comfortable environment,”
While many announcements resonated
previous year’s budget, Dubey announced construction of three roads costing Rs
18 crore to connect Pandri cloth market and Devendra Nagar which would disperse
rush of traffic in nearby busy markets.
To promote usage of bags made of
cloth and provide employment to underprivileged women, self-help women groups
would be encouraged to manufacture and sell those bags.
The multi-level parking at old bus
stand at GE Road, which is yet to be completed, would be ready for public this
year. Few other patches with traffic congestion will be identified to build
parking space under PPP model.
Elaborating on infrastructure, mayor
said that Rs 4 crore has been allocated for widening of road on Motibagh Chowk,
setting up dividers and advanced drainage system in the area.
Expansion of city bus network and
widening of road from Tatyapara Chowk to Sharda Chowk and Amapara to Telghani
Naka would help reduce traffic jams on GE Road.
“To prevent spread of water-borne diseases,
pipeline in all affected areas will be replaced. This work has already started,”
Dubey said. Rs 75.17 crore would be spent on sterilization of dogs, relief from
mosquitoes, solid waste management and health services.