Gujarat Chief Minister dedicates, lays stone of AUDA development projects worth Rs.285-crore “Bopal to get water from Rs.160-crore Narmada Canal based project”
Ahmedabad, Tuesday: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani today dedicated and laid the
foundation stones of various development projects of Ahmedabad Urban Development
Authority (AUDA) worth Rs.285-crore.
Speaking on the occasion, he said that the Bharatiya Janata Party Government has
developed a well-planned system to ensure people’s every paisa is spent in development
works through transparent and corruption-free time-bound manner. In the past, the
Congress governments used to lay stones but left the works incomplete.
The works he dedicated today included Rs.57.50-crore Odhav bridges, Rs.2-crore Bopal
garden and Basketball-cum- Volleyball court.
The works for which foundation stones were laid included Rs.94.18-crore Shantipura and
Rs.60.47 Dehgam bridges, Rs.29.27-crore Shela and Rs.18.37-crore Kathwada town halls,
and Rs.18-37-crore Manipur-Godhavi-Ghuma drainage line.
He announced Rs.160-crore Narmada Canal-based drinking water project of 60 MLD
capacity for Bopal Nagarpalika. He recalled that there was nothing in Bopal-Ghuma area
ten years back, now humming with activity.
He said that Gujarat’s budget on development works totaled Rs.1,82,000-crore while some
world-class development works is taking place in 10-km area somewhere in the state at any
time. The people of Gujarat has reposed confidence on the BJP governments for the last 23
years and the latter stood up to the people’s expectation. He said that his government has
evolved a system by which NA is approved online within 5-7 days.
Commenting on the opposition Congress demand for his resignation on the issue of
corruption, Mr. Rupani said that BJP had waged a war on corruption. The Congressmen
have no face to demand his resignation as they were themselves deep in the corruption as
their MLA is still behind bar in a bribery case.
MLA Bhupendra Patel said that Bopal-Ghuma is now developing at the same pace as other
areas under 1,866 sq km of AUDA, over bridges to solve traffic problem.
Ahmedabad Municipal Commissioner and AUDA Chairman Vijay Nehra said that seven
bridges are being built at a cost of Rs.350-crore, 2,800 houses at a cost of Rs.350-crore, as
Ahmedabad is now considered to be one of the fastest growing cities in the list of 100