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Won't tolerate failure to address public grievances, says Mamata

Wont tolerate failure to address public grievances, says Mamata

Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee instructed the senior officials of the state government to monitor its various schemes, in a bid to address public grievances, as she was criticised for their failure to deliver service. She was speaking at the administrative review meeting of West Midnapore and Jhargram on Wednesday afternoon.

Banerjee instructed the BDOs to put up Bangla Aabas Yojna and Bangla Sadak Yojna boards in the areas where work to construct houses for the poor and rural roads is being taken up. "I have the information that some Block Development Officers (BDOs) are not putting up the boards in the places where work is being carried out. I will take action if the order is flouted," said an irate Mamata.

Pulling up the officials of the state Public Works Department (PWD), the Chief Minister said she has received 706 complaints from West Midnapore, claiming that many roads have not been maintained properly in the district.

"I have my own system of receiving data and from both West Midnapore and Jhargram, people have complained against bad roads. This is unacceptable. As we do not work, people criticise me. I ask the police officers to take up the matter with the Superintendent of Police, whenever they come across bad roads in the districts," she added.

Banerjee said that she has also received complaints that garbage is not being removed from many areas regularly. After taking up the matter with the sub-divisional officers, she came to know that they were holding meetings once in a month with the members of the core committees.

"On one side the garbage is being piled up and on the other side dengue is spreading," she said, asking Subrata Gupta, principal secretary, Urban Development and Municipal Affairs department, to take over the cleaning operation.

Referring to the cleaning operation carried out by Debashis Sen, chairman of New Town Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA) in New Town, Banerjee said: "See how Debashis Sen is carrying out cleaning operation. See how Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) and Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation (BMC) have kept the areas under their jurisdiction clean."

She also inaugurated the Patha Bandhu app on Wednesday. The app will give training to the owners of shops and food stalls along highways that are vulnerable to accidents, to inform police when any accident takes place, so that the victims can be taken to the nearest heath care establishments without delay.

Banerjee, who had announced the development of Birsingha village into an educational tourist hub on Tuesday, stated on Wednesday that the road leading to the village will be upgraded and a gate will be constructed at the entrance which will be decorated with Bengali alphabets.

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