Moghe waives water tax dues till 2012

Indore : Mayor KM Moghe on Tuesday presented the budget for 2014-15 of Rs 2236 crore.

He also highlighted some of the major works carried out in the city during his tenure including construction of multi-level parking, bridges and others. He said that all pending works would be completed soon. However, his announcement to waive water tax till 2012 stole the show.

Moghe presented the budget with Rs70.44 crore deficit with income coming through various sources at Rs 2236.75cr and expenditure at Rs2240.61cr with 5 percent of reserve fund.

Water tax bills waved

The mayor announced waiver of water tax bills till 2012. He said that the taxpayers must pay water for 2013 and 2014.

Treatment of dog-bites 

Keeping in view rise in dog-bite cases, a sum of Rs 75 lakh was proposed for catching dogs, sterilisation and medicines and Rs 25 lakh would be spent for dog-bite patients.

City reaches pinnacle

Moghe said that the city gained dizzy heights with unconditional support of the millions of Indoreans. He said that “four and a half years ago, 25 million people of the city chose him as the first citizen and he strived to meet their expectations.

Promote industrialization 

Moghe said that to provide better life style to people and to provide better employment opportunities to youths, the foundation of major projects have been laid and as a results many companies are making bigger investments in Indore. He added that after companies like TCS, Infosys now institutions like Symbiosis and Fortis and others will also soon install their setup in the city. Keeping in view the rapid advancements in technology efforts are being made to connect the city with 4G WiFi network.

Money to be spent on water

Rs 35.38 cr for Narmada under various heads.

Provision of Rs 22cr for improvement of tank, pipeline laying, maintenance of main trunk line, replacement of old pipe line, purchase of valves, maintenance of new tanks, water distribution line and other activities.

Rs11.20 cr to meet water shortage problem.

Rs 10 cr for construction of new tanks.

Rs 69.70 cr for laying new pipelines.

Rs4.25cr to provide water to the residents of west zone of the city with 30MLD of water under the Yashwant Sagar Jalavardhan Project.

Rs6.90cr to bring the ponds in active condition.

Rs250cr for construction of dam at choral and for laying pipelines to supply water to the city and nearby and villages.

Rs23.60cr for maintenance of hand pumps and tube wells.

Rs8.50cr for public tube wells mining, motor pump and installation of new hydrant etc.

Rs7.36cr for water recharging.

Cleansing of Khan River

Rs 59.75cr would be spent on cleansing Khan River under the Simhastha project.

Rs20cr for ETP plant Attention given to Riverside Corridor

Rs 318cr received as gains, the state government had sent a DPR to the Central Government.

Rs 75cr provisions for the Corridor.

Rs 346cr for approval of projects on BRTS Corridor, flyovers and bridges.

Rs103cr on laying pipelines for the water distribution system.

Rs58cr for laying pipelines on AB Road and Bypass.

(Plans sent for approval)

Rs 23 cr for City lights

Rs 22.50cr on street lights, feed roads, various main roads and in colonies.

Rs5cr on garden maintenance and modernization of parks.

Rs22.75cr would be spent on installation of high mast, street line maintenance, installation of CCTV camera and others.

Rs2.80cr on power saving on solar and energy.

Rs8cr on maintenance of the light fittings and other equipments.

 Garbage collection

Rs10cr for door-to-door garbage collection.

Rs75cr for organizing various health campaigns at the headquarters and at all the zonal offices.

Rs20.30cr for transportation of garbages.

Rs 31cr for development of trenching ground, garbage transfer stations, waste management, purchasing of lorry and dumpers.

Rs10cr on Pt Deen Dayal Upadhyaya insurance for senior citizens.

Development of City

Rs 400cr proposal to be sent to government as support.

Rs100cr to be spent on main and link roads.

Rs 80crore on bridges.

Rs 100cr on newly-added 29 villages in the city ambit.

Rs10cr on environment and greenery.

Rs10cr on public transport, solid waste and others heritage operations.

Focus on streets

Rs 22cr on construction of feeder roads.

Rs 60cr for roads links.

Rs 33cr on cementation of roads on zonal level.

Rs 37cr on asphaltisation of main roads.

Rs22cr on construction of roads and pavers.

Rs21cr on construction of roads and developments in the poor and backward slums.

Rs18cr on development of Sanwer industrial area and ring road.

Rs22cr for construction of roads in zones from the Mayor and Councilor funds.

Attention on buses

97 out of the 175 buses are received and the rest would be received soon.

34 buses were started from nearby towns like Sanawad, Bhopal, Mhow, Rau, Pithampur, Dhamnod and others.

8 buses for Khandwa and Chapda would be started soon.

Development of multi-storey parking 

Multi-storey parking buildings are being constructed at 7 places.

 Construction at 4 locations completed.

3 parking lots are in progress.

The budget holds a provision of Rs30cr for the same.

Something for greenery

Rs14cr on development of various mains parks of the city.

Rs 15.48cr on road side plantation and others.

Rs4cr on purchase on new machine for transplantation of trees.

Rs13cr on laser lights and other developmental works.

Rs4cr for beautification of ponds.

Rs3cr on development of city forest.

Focus on the wards

Sum of Rs10 lakh was raised to Rs15lakhs for maintenance of garden in each zone.

Sum of Rs2lakh was raised to 3lakh for school building in each ward.

Increase in the allocation of money for organizing health camps at zonal level from Rs50,000 to Rs2lakh each.

Maintenance of water distribution lines increased from Rs3lakh to Rs4lakh.

Projects will gain momentum

Development of township for poor-       30cr

Sports and cultural programmes-              12cr

Rainbasera, Ram Roti scheme-   4.30cr

Nandlalpura and other markets-               3.25cr

Housing for poor-            35cr

Rajiv Awaas Yojana-        20cr

DFID second round-        5cr

And Rs 26cr for zoo, others

Rs10.45cr for zoo.

Rs2cr for fire fighting vehicles.

Fixation of Rs2,000 fees for marriage certificate within 24hours.

Rs7.77cr for development and other activities on illegal colonies to become lawful.

Rs22cr on maintenance of Suvidhagruh at schools and other historical buildings.

Rs60lakhs on uniforms of Corporation workers.

Other announcements

With a working span of 4.5 years the citizens were relieved from major sewerage, roads and drainage problems to a greater extent.

Withheld the unwanted expenditure of the corporation.

This year taxpayers deposited Rs88cr as advanced tax. The corporation this time made achievement by collecting Rs25cr in a single day on June 30.

Whether it be CM’s development plan or JNNURM infrastructure, an additional sum of Rs500cr was guaranteed to meet the additional cost burden from the state government.

To ensure the continuous development of the city’s rapid growth, we planned a proposal of Rs400cr from CM infrastructure and state government.

 For development of link roads and main roads Rs100cr, 80cr for bridges, Rs100cr for construction of new facilities in the border areas, Rs10cr for environment and greenery, 110cr for public transport, solid waste, Ring Road and Heritage works.

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