ANDHRA PRADESH

Mayor reviews Pushkaram works

VIJAYAWADA, AUG. 14. The Vijayawada Municipal Corporation Mayor, P. Anuradha, on Saturday expressed satisfaction over the pace of the Pushkaram works in progress in the city limits.

Speaking to reporters after inspecting the Pushkar ghats at Bhawanipuram and Gollapudi and reviewing other related works, she -pointed out that the corporation had completed works in time.

The Mayor said though the State Government had effected a drastic cut in the allocation of funds for the 12-day event, the corporation had made a judicious use of them.She admitted however, that the VMC could not create any permanent assets and had to confine its focus on provision of basic amenities for pilgrims, thanks to the fund crunch.

The Deputy-Mayor A. Challa Rao, the Standing Committee Chairperson, M. Vijaya Kumari, the Municipal Commissioner, Usharani, and a host of officials accompanied her.

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