Member of Parliament, Coimbatore, P.R. Natarajan has criticised the way the Coimbatore Corporation has gone about executing the projects under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission scheme.
In an interaction with journalists in the city on Friday, he said that the civic body not completing many of the projects taken up under the JNNURM scheme had made it difficult for the civic body to obtain funds under the second phase of the scheme.
In executing the underground drainage scheme, the Corporation had damaged many a city road earning the wrath of the people. Despite knowing the people’s feelings, the civic body officials seemed to be doing nothing to repair the roads.
Mr. Natarajan said that after the design of the Gandhipuram flyover was changed, he had met the Highways Department officials and also the Collector in this regard.
The State Government must expedite the project. The Government must also take steps to complete its part of the work in constructing the road over bridges across railway crossings.
Speaking about the October 20 meeting of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) in the city, he said that the party would present alternative, people-friendly policies as the neither the Congress nor the Bharatiya Janata Party was capable of doing so.
The BJP was no different from the Congress in its economic outlook. The party had supported the Congress in the latter’s decision to use pension funds in the stock market.
He said only a non-Congress, non-BJP government at the centre could provide transparent, efficient, people-friendly administration.