Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani today congratulated the office bearers and officers of Surat for bringing many laurels and awards to the city, setting an example in development works for the rest of the state.
He dedicated and laid foundation stones of development works worth Rs. 514.15 crore, including Rs.431.32 crore for Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) and Rs 82.83 crore for Surat Urban Development Authority (SUDA), despite difficulties faced due to global pandemic novel coronavirus.
They include Suman High Schools Reading Room at Varachha Road and Rander, working women hostel, EWS, etc under NRCP, PMAY, Limbayat Dindoli underpass, primary school, overhead tank, anganwadi, community hall foundation laying.
Mr Rupani also announced a Rs 200 crore new bridge near Ubhrat to connect Khajod dreamcity, Dumas, Magdalla, Sultanabad, Maroli, Bhimpor villages to herald faster development of Surat.
Speaking at a function at Sanjiv Kumar Auditorium at Surat, he said that SMC has witnessed multifaceted development in the forms of dreamcity, smart city, bridge city, creating basic civic amenities like gutter, water, housing, health, solid waste development, recycling waste water, tertiary water plant to maintain ecological balance, setting an example of best livable city before the nation.
He said the State Government has delivered transparent and corruption free governance with maximum application of technology, online NA, permission for buildings, approving TP DP plans.
Giving details of development works at the hands of Prime Minister during the last six months, the Chief Minister listed Suryodaya Yojna for daytime electricity to farmers, assorted attractions near Statue of Unity, seaplane, Girnar Ropeway, Hajira Ropex Ferry, etc,
He said that his government has been completing projects it takes up, awarding tenders, financial closures, etc, while it was all theatrics during the Congress rule with projects lingering for years after laying foundation stones.
Mr. Rupani said that his government has also improved controlling and combating coronavirus, reducing death rate, increasing recovery rate, being acknowledged by IIMs, ICMR and like institutions. Gujarat has gone ahead with Atmanirbhar Yojna starting projects worth Rs 14,000 crore and people’s welfare projects worth Rs. 20,000 core during the last six months despite resources crunch.
He released a booklet Vikas Yatra showing development works of SMC from June 2018 to December 2020.
Those spoke on the occasion included Member of Parliament C. R. Patil, Mayor Jayeshbhai Patel, Municipal Commissioner Banchhanidhi Pani, Deputy Mayor Nirav Shah.
Those present on the occasion included Forest and Environment, Women and Child Welfare Minister Ganpatsinh Vasava, Minister of State Kishorbhai Kanani, Member of Parliament Darshanaben Jardosh, MLAs, and officers and office bearers.
Source: Information Department, Gujarat