About 450 city buses will be started in 70 big and small cities in Chhattisgarh soon. Twenty-one main cities and 49 link towns are included. Chief Secretary Mr. Vivek Dhand chaired the meeting on transport and it was attended by top officers of the department. The process of tender work for the purchase of buses is completed.
Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh instructed officials concerned to start operating 100 city buses in capital city Raipur under the first phase of City Bus Scheme and facilitate 451 city buses in 70 other cities of Chhattisgarh in the second phase. Dr Singh issued aforementioned instructions in the review meeting of Urban Administration and Development Department held at Mantralay (Mahanadi Bhavan) today. In the meeting, officials showed a presentation based on departmental works and schemes.
Coming forward in defense of the Mayor Dr. Kiran Mayee Nayak, Mayor-in-Council (MiC) members Pramod Dubey, Jagdish Ahuja and Lekhraj Sonkar said that alleged State Government for creating hurdles and causing delay in the implementation of projects like City Bus, Telibandha Pond Development, Indoor Stadium and other public interests issue.
Finally, after several rounds of discussion, objections, protracted delays and bitter controversy, the agenda-1 related to purchase of 65 mini city buses was passed in the absence of Opposition Corporators during the General Body Meeting (GBM) on Monday. The agenda was passed after the Opposition Corporators walked out of the House. Opposition corporators were against the purchase of mini city buses from Mahindra & Mahindra, rather they recommended Tata.