The proposal for setting up of a food court on the Beach Road has come to centre stage once again. The setting up of the food court for which the corporation general body meeting passed a resolution in 2005 ran into problems as the site allotted to it was first earmarked for Rajiv memorial.

Subsequently another site was allotted.

After marking of site began close to the Ghantasala statue where a green belt was proposed, it again came to a halt following protests by environmentalists. The problem arose as the agency started work at a site other than the one given to it.

“Now we are asking the agency that has been sanctioned the food court to come back. All international food chains will set up shop. Besides, GVMC will also get revenue,” Municipal Commissioner B. Ramanjaneyulu said. The resolution passed by the general body would suffice. The food court is proposed on more than 1100 square yards of site.

‘Strike not valid'

The Commissioner said the strike by contractors had no valid ground.

The corporation was prepared to clear bills for works below Rs. 5 lakh even if the contractor had more works. But same contractor having several works of high value can not seek bills on the same ground.

Bills up to May have been cleared. Now the corporation is ready to clear bills up to August, Mr. Ramanjaneyulu said.

Zone system

Mr. Ramanjaneyulu said the functioning of the zone system and the complaints received at the respective zone offices were being monitored by additional commissioners.

“Still people are coming to the GVMC main office routinely some 15 days after filing a complaint at the zone office,” he said.

On the complaints relating to the Town Planning section, he said now encroachment on municipal properties like drains and roads had come down because of the action being taken.

There are more individual complaints.

The individuals concerned should involve themselves stating that construction was going against their interests making GVMC a party.

  • The agency that has been sanctioned food court asked to come back: Commissioner
  • The resolution passed by the general body will suffice, he says