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Bengaluru: Mayor calls for zonal-level meets this month onwards

The meets were stopped during the last three months due to the Lok Sabha elections.

Published: 07th June 2019 06:08 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th June 2019 06:08 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: Similar toward committee meetings that are supposed to take place on the first Saturday of every month, Mayor Gangambike Mallikarjuna said Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike will restart zonal-level meets this month onwards.

The meets were stopped during the last three months due to the Lok Sabha elections.

“I will send letters to joint commissioners of all eight zones asking them to start conducting meetings this June, prior to the BBMP council meeting. Like ward committee meetings, this will be compulsory as well. The meeting will be held by joint commissioners along with ward corporators falling under each zone, officials of BESCOM, BWSSB and others,” Gangambike told TNIE.

“Anything can be discussed concerning the entire zone, be it garbage issues or projects held up despite tenders being called or work order being issued. This will allow more serious issues to be discussed at the monthly council meeting,” she added. 

Elections also led to several wards giving their committee meetings a miss during March, April and May. As per Citizens for Bengaluru (CfB), an NGO that voluntarily tracks ward committee meetings, 16 ward committee meetings were held on the first Saturday of June. According to Environment Support Group (ESG), another NGO, committee meetings in 65 wards are scheduled to take place in June on different dates. 

Commenting on the same, Prabha Dev, member of CfB said, “Bengaluru is expanding but the administration strength remains the same. Conducting zonal level meets is a welcome move, as corporators can put forward ward-level issues and we as residents can know what is being planned for the city.”

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