A defunct tube-well and garbage piles up on a main thoroughfare at Adityapur. Pictures by Bhola Prasad
Jamshedpur, May 26: Dangling wires, mounds of garbage and defunct tube-wells would soon be relegated to the past at Adityapur, thanks to the newly constituted Adityapur Municipal Council.
The council has set the ball rolling for bringing about a complete change at Adityapur, a hub of industry in the adjoining Seraikela-Kharsawan district.
After chalking out a plan of action for making Adityapur clean like Jamshedpur, Adityapur Municipal Council has ordered for dustbins and vehicles to lift the garbage.
Moreover, orders have been placed for a huge number of sodium vapour lamps and lamp posts.
Officials of Adityapur Municipal Council said that dustbins would be provided in the residential areas so that the people would no longer litter the streets by dumping waste materials in the open. Instead, the residents can use the dustbins in disposing off the wastage.
“We have placed orders for procuring about 200 trash cans in the first phase,” said Purendra Narayan Singh, the vice-chairman of Adityapur Municipal Council. He said that cleanliness was one of the major problems in Adityapur and adjacent areas that fall under the council and asserted that this problem had to be solved.
Another aspect that is being taken care of is the street light system. The Adityapur Municipal Council vice- chairman The Telegraph that the streets in Aditya- pur are dismally illuminat- ed, which give rise in cases of thefts and other anti-social activities.
“For proper illumination of the streets, we have placed orders for 200 sodium vapour lamps. They would be installed at strategic locations in Adityapur Colony and also in S-Type, Majhitola, Kalpanapuri, M-Type and other localities,” said Singh.
Apart from the cleanliness and illumination of streets, the focus has been on matters related to drinking water, which is one of the biggest concerns of the people of Adityapur.
“We have awarded tenders for setting up as many as 60 tube wells in the Adityapur Municipal Council command area. The areas having acute drinking water problems would be given priority,” said the vice-chairman. He claimed that he knew exactly which of the localities were facing this problem. And attempts would be made to set up a system of supply of drinking water to the localities, where the plan of digging up tube wells fails,” said Singh.
According to the vice-chairman, tenders worth Rs 1.85 crore have been floated of late. He revealed that he was ensuring that the tender process get through at the earliest so that Adityapur Municipal Council may carry out the work in accordance with its plan of action.
Elaborating on his plan for the development of Aditya- pur, Singh said that he would meet Nitin Madan Kulkarni, the newly appointed managing director of Adityapur Industrial Area Development Authority, and propose him help in constructing the drainage system across the Adityapur and other localities falling under Adityapur Municipal Council.
Adityapur Municipal Council is scouting for a new place to shift its office. As the existing office in the S-Type is falling small for running the office, Adityapur Municipal Council has inserted an advertisement for an accommodation having carpet area of 2000sqft.