Says that the natural beauty & environment of Doon damaged by the project
Sunday 17 October, 2021 | PNS | Dehradun
The vice President of Uttarakhand Congress Surya Kant Dhasmana has demanded that the state government should come out with a white paper on Dehradun Smart City project. Alleging a major scam in the name of the smart city, the Congress leader told media persons at Congress headquarters located at Rajpur road here on Saturday that the natural beauty and environment of Dehradun have been damaged in the name of the smart city. He said that under the project the iconic Parade Ground which used to be the lung and a major groundwater recharge point has been converted into a jungle of concrete. “The government is also tempering with the historic Paltan ground and Rajpur road which is an unpardonable crime. The Eucalyptus road which connects Rajpur road with Subhash Road and EC road has been dug up from the last two and half years,’’ he said.
The Congress leader said that no one has got any benefit from the smart city project but Dehradun has lost its old charm and original character. Attacking the Mayor of Dehradun Sunil Uniyal ‘ Gama’ and state and union government for the disastrous project, Dhasmana claimed that a scam worth Crores of rupees has occurred in the project. He said that a high level inquiry should be ordered to probe the irregularities in the project and demanded that the state government should release a ‘white paper’ on it.