Shivraj dedicates Rs. 368 crore BRTS to people
Staff Reporter, Bhopal
Bhopal BRTS will be named after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced this at the dedication ceremony of Bhopal city’s ultramodern public transport system BRTS today. He urged people to use this service and cooperate in environmental conservation. The BRTS has been constructed at a cost of about Rs. 368 crore.
Urban Administration & Development Minister Babulal Gaur, Home Minister Umashankar Gupta and Member of Parliament Kailash Joshi were specially present on the occasion.
Chief Minister Chouhan said that Rs. 2000 crore has been sancionted for development and beautification of cities in Madhya Pradesh. Adequate funds have also been provided for Bhopal’s development.
It was a challenge to provide a better transport facility in Bhopal while saving its natural beauty. It has been done through BRTS.
Bhopal’s people and public representatives extended significant contribution in it. Through them, a resolve is being fulfilled and a dream realised today.
He said that Mukhyamantri Shehri Pey-Jal Yojana has been implemented to provide clean water in all cities in the state. Mukhyamantri Pey-Jal Yojana is being implemented in rural areas to provide piped drinking water in rural households.
It has been decided to frame rules to regularise illegal colonies constructed years ago.
Schemes are being chalked out to ensure that housing spaces are reserved for the poor in cities.
He said that a network of small and cottage industries will be laid throughout the state during next 5 years. Special attention will be paid to employment and revenue earning.
In the welcome address, Mayor Smt. Krishna Gaur informed about development works being carried out by Bhopal Municipal Corporation. She said that this 24 kilometer long BRTS is the longest in the country. It has 82 bus stops from where bus can be caught every 10 minute. The municipal corporation is chalking out a master plan for conservation of lakes.
At the function, Chief Minister Chouhan also inaugurated ultramodern transport service My Bus, 4 new Volvo buses between Bhopal-Indore, 2 new routes of My Bus, its Hirdaram Nagar-based depot and Dhobi Ghat constructed at Pul Patra for de-pollute Moti Talab.
He also released newsletter of My Bus. The Chief Minister travelled in My Bus from Bairagarh to Lal Ghati Crossing.
State Minerals Development Corporation’s Chairman Rameshwar Sharma, State Poultry Development Corporation Chairman Shaitan Singh Pal, State Senior Citizens Commission Vice-Chairman Nanakram Wadhwani, MLAs Jitendra Daga, Jitendra Prasad, Vishwas Sarang, Dhruv Narayan Singh, member of Mayor-in-Council Alok Sharma, Principal Secretary Urban Administration S.N. Mishra, Commissioner Urban Administration Sanjay Shukla, Collector Nishant Warwade, Commissioner Municipal Corporation Vishesh Garhpale, other public representatives and citizens were present on the occasion.