Siddaiah lists his priorities

Confident of solving problems

Published: 18th December 2012 11:13 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th December 2012 11:13 AM   |  A+A-


Newly-appointed BBMP Commissioner Siddaiah expressed confidence that solutions will be found out for the city’s problems.

Speaking to reporters, he said, “I cannot do any magic in 15 days. But I have confidence of finding a solution for the existing problems.”

He said tackling garbage problem, fixing infrastructure related issues, including improvement of roads and resource mobilisation are his  priorities.

“I have to spend less and do a better job. I have to extract work from officials and that work should be visible to the public,” he said.

Meanwhile, sources in BBMP said there is a possibility that Siddaiah may be asked to continue in the post even after 15 days. When asked about such a possibility, he said, “That is left to the government. I am just a government servant.”

Siddaiah had earlier served as BBMP Commissioner from July 1, 2010 to November 28, 2011. As of now, tackling garbage crisis will be his first big challenge. A case related to the issue is coming up for hearing in the High Court on January 13.

Mayor D Venkatesh Murthy said Commissioner Rajneesh Goel had asked Special Commissioner K R Niranjan to take charge as the Commissioner. However, it could not be done as the officer had to go on election duty to Gujarat on Wednesday.

The BBMP is getting third Commissioner in the last three-and-a-half months. Goel had replaced Shankarlinge Gowda as the Commissioner on August 28.

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