Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, April 12
Former councillor Parminder Mehta has demanded from the Municipal Corporation and the district administration to display the project plan and information regarding its cost, including the cost on construction, material, labour and other expenditures, at all the project sites.
Addressing the mediapersons, Mehta said the transparency will help to end the ‘commission nexus’. “When the cost of material, construction and labour will be displayed in detail at the project site, it would help residents to know that how much amount has been spent on what purpose. The information boards with project plan must be installed at all project sites in the city,” the Congress leader said.
Meanwhile, Mehta also blamed BJP leaders for playing politics in name of Rs 3.5 crore project for development of Mini Rose Garden. Mehta said a BJP leader is levelling false allegations regarding the project. He said, “I demand from the MC Commissioner and Mayor to get project plan and its estimated cost displayed at Mini Rose Garden.”
Notably, the leaders had earlier raised questions over a project under which Rs 3.5 crore are to be spent on Mini Rose Garden. Parveen Bansal, a BJP leader, had claimed there was a need to spend only Rs 5-10 lakh for the cleaning, paint and pruning of trees at the garden. He had stated that the garden is already in good condition and there was no need of Rs 3.5 crore project for it. He had demanded from the authorities concerned to focus on undeveloped parks.