Bhopal: Minister for urban development and housing department Jaivardhan Singh during inspection of Smart City Road on Saturday assured the people that they will be properly rehabilitated and shifted on priority. Minister also said that there will be no compromise with rehabilitation of the people. Public Relations minister PC Sharma, corporator Guddu Chauhan also accompanied the minister. The six-lane smart city road is being constructed with Rs 28 crore.
Minister met the people who were affected due to shifting and construction of Smart City Road leading from Depot Square to Polytechnic Square. Local residents appraised the minister about their problems due to land acquisition for the construction of Smart City Road. The affected people met minister Jaivardhan Singh who assured them for proper rehabilitation first.
In 2017, Congress had protested the way; administration had acquired land for construction of Smart City Road. Congress had alleged that it was intentionally done as slums had mushroomed along the road leading from Depot Square to Polytechnic Square via Gandhi Bhavan and Hindi Bhavan.
High Court had stayed the demolition adrive in a land acquisition operation for the first 6-lane smart road construction. Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) administration had dismantled Arabian Garden, boundary of Gandhi Bhavan, Hindi Bhavan and workshop of Water Resource Department at Polytechnic Square. Earlier, after taking over charge, Jaivardhan Singh had instructed officials just a week ago to dispose of dispute related to Smart Roads within a month.