BHOPAL: Giving 72-hour ultimatum to the state government, the Mayor Alok Sharma warned to go ahead with the inauguration of the Arch Bridge and unveiling statue of Rani Kamalapati statue if government failed to do so within stipulated time.
The mayor, whose tenure is to end on February 18, sat on a dharna here on Friday warning the government to take immediate decision over the inauguration of Arch Bridge at Lowek Lake and statue of Rani Kamlapati near Kamla park.
“I have given the ultimatum to go ahead with the unveiling of the statue of Rani Kamapati if government fails to take any decision in this regard. I would organize a programme and as per protocol send invites to ministers and MLAs,” said the Mayor. BJP district president Vikash Virani, chairman of Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) Surjit Singh Chauhan and other joined him in dharna.
Speaking about the delay in the inauguration of the Arch Bridge at Lower Lake, the Mayor said because of three houses the fate of the bridge is hanging in balance. The bridge will not be operational unless the three houses coming on its way are shifted, said Mayor. All the displaced should be properly relocated, he added.
“I contacted public relation minister PC Sharma, UAD minister Jaivardhan Singh, minister for minority welfare Arif Aqueel and even MLAs for speaking abo9ut the completion of Arch Bridge , but no minister is giving time,” the Mayor said.
Meanwhile, the ward corporator Sabista Qureshi flying the Sharma for his ultimatum, torched an effigy of the mayor. Mayor ultimatum and protest hardly matters for state government, she added.