Sunday, 02 September 2018 | Gajendra Singh Negi | Dehradun–
While the Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat is going the whole hog to make the ‘Destination Uttarakhand- Investors Summit’ slated on October 7 and 8 a huge success Dehradun city, the venue of the much-hyped event, looks pathetically unprepared for it.
As things stand now, it is very likely that potholed roads, garbage heaps, clogged drains, traffic snarls and piles of debris generated from the anti-encroachment drive would greet the guests from the foreign countries and different parts of the country while they stay in Dehradun during the summit. The Delhi-Dehradun highway and Hardiwar-Dehradun road are also in dire straits. The ongoing construction work on the important railway over- bridges (ROB) at Mokhampur and Ajabpur (Haridwar Bye -Pass), the flyover near the Inter-State Bus Terminus (ISBT) and Dat Kali tunnel on Delhi-Saharanpur road has further compounded the ordeal on the road of the commuters. The rubble generated from the ongoing anti-encroachment drive is being heaped along the major roads of the city, worsening the plight of the commuters.
Interestingly, the authorities entrusted with the responsibility of setting things right are conveniently using the rain as the proverbial fig leaf to cover their abysmal callousness and failure to rise to the occasion.
Expressing concern over the sorry state of things in the capital city ahead of the crucial ‘Investors Summit’, the founder chairperson of Gati Foundation, a research and policy-oriented think tank, Anoop Nautiyal said while talking to The Pioneer that though the Chief Minister is pulling out all the stops to make the summit successful his officers are to negate things by their idleness and callousness towards the responsibility they are entrusted with. “There is hardly any time left for the event and if the authorities continue to wait for the rains to stop to get their acts together things would end in a mess. The rainy season continues till the end of September and it would, thus, be foolhardy to wait until then. The industrialists and the visitors should at least get a presentable picture of the capital city of the State where they would be asked to invest,’’ he said.
A retired civil servant, Ram Chandra Singh Rawat from Dalanwala echoed the same and said, “We should understand that the visitors coming for the summit would not be on a pilgrimage. They will assess the environment before they go for the investment here. The authorities must thus wake up from slumber and rise to the challenge which is staring the State in the face. The opportunities, if missed, might not come again soon. ”
Contacted, the chief engineer Public Works Department (PWD)-National Highways division, Hari Om Sharma sounded confident that the road repair works would be completed well before the summit. “The work on the Mokhampur ROB is almost complete and we are hopeful that the structure would be ready before the summit. Similarly, the structural work on the Dat Kali tunnel is also complete,’’ he said.
Rs 77 crore for beautification of Doon: CM
The Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said that the State Government has sanctioned a sum of Rs 77 crore for beautification of Dehradun city. He said that the roads would be repaired, broadened and beautified ahead of the ‘Investors Summit’. He also said that the works would start once the rains abate.
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