The Mayor of Shimla Municipal Corporation Mr. Sanjay Chauhan and Deputy Mayor Tekinder Singh Panwer today released four paged paper to highlight the developmental works and short comings of CPI(M) rule in the civic body.
Mr. Chauhan who completed four years as the Mayor of Raj Day town said that we came in the power to make this capital town liveable and habitable work tirelessly to meet the exception as they voted for the power to make this city more liveable, better, cleaner and above all able to sustain its growth.
Paper said that they would not review the works made during the last four years therefore a paper was released with self-critical prospective stating that they could not improve and work with greater vigour and strength.
First year happened to be to meet the water crisis. We tried to manage it and without privatizing water, we have been able to supply water without hiring tankers. There is this new problem of water borne diseases being spread especially in Ashwani khad catchment area.
The water is lifted by IPH and distributed by MC Shimla. We had stopped lifting water from there until we got a clearance from various investigating agencies. Now the water supplied is A+ quality and the focus now apart from providing potable water would be the adequate quantity to be supplied.
On social infrastructure we have tried to focus on roads and nearly 80 per cent of the roads have been metalled. The rest too will be done as you know we get just two month time during summers to do this job.
The beautification plan of the mall is in full swing and you can witness the change happening. Similarly on mobility we have signed an agreement with Usha-Breco and you will in a period of 2.5 years see the cable cars rolling in the city. Wi-Fi hot spots, change in the street lighting system will be witnessed shortly.
Battery operated vehicles were to run by now but because of the hostile state government we had to take the matter in the High Court.
On solid waste and sanitation we can claim to be one amongst the best in the country. When we joined we were collecting 35 tonnes of waste which now touches 80 tonnes. Similarly the door to door waste collection has reached 85 to 90 per cent from 70 per cent.
He said that waste treatment plant is being changed completely and a new state of art technology is being introduced by complete incineration and waste to energy. We will be able to get 2MW of energy.