Vijayawada: The surroundings of the city bus station would be cleared by the VMC and CRDA Swaccha Volunteer wing four times a day to maintain cleanliness and also to evacuate beggars from the areas, according to a VMC official.
In fact, even before the VMC and CRDA contemplating to do so, the top cop suggested some solutions for the beautification of city which has three canals. This exercise would highlight the beauty of the bus station also to the outside world.
There are six banks for the three canals and on every bank, 15 kilometres need to be developed under th ebeautification project, which stretches up to 90 km.
The top cop suggested that every kilometre should be given to small time contractors, which would generate entrepreneurship and employment on a large scale. If such a thing is done, the city would get developed on the lines of Paris and other European countries, according to the observations of DGP N. Sambasiva Rao.
The district administration is contemplating to beautify the canal bunds, in association with the other government agencies like Amaravati Development Corporation (ADC). The meeting that took place in the Bus Bhavan in July received suggestions from the railway, RTC, revenue and police departments.
The city is going to have canal bunds, resembling those in Paris, shortly. The district administration, in coordination with the VMC authorities, has already started examining the technical and financial viabilities of this canal bunds project.
As there is a provision of getting financial assistance from the central government for such kind of beautification-cum- commercial projects under specific schemes, the district administration is exploring those possibilities also.
In fact, the VMC has found the canal bunds in Vijayawada as convenient places to dump construction and demolition debris. For the past few months, the practice has been on and the district collector B. Lakshmikantham said the Union ministry of environment and forest had specified that a separate facility should be arranged to dispose the C&D debris in the cities having more than 10 lakh population.
Large quantities of debris can be seen on Bandar Canal bund near Krishna Lanka and Kanakadurga Varadhi.
Similarly, the Eluru canal, near Sitaramaraju bridge, also has huge quantity of debris dumped there. After examining these, and also the unmanageable traffic in the city, the collector spoke to the VMC commissioner to design a plan to use the construction debris as building material, in order to bridge platforms on these two canals....