Saturday, October 4, 2008
Madhu Verma does it again
All the papers today had a news about a spat between Madhu Verma and CMD of MP highway authority Md Suleman ( he is ex collector of Indore).
Choice of today to publish this news is curious as from reports itself matter appears to be months old. Today and yesterday also had full page advertisement by Umashashi Sharma to parade achievements of IMC under HER. Clearly an effort to show off before BJP panel which is in city for selecting BJP candidates.
How can one allow a mayor to waste people's money for her personal ambitions???
Well come back to Madhu Verma story. It is an open secret that ignoring existing alignemnts and industrial area IDA in connivance with a certain politican from Indore is wasting money on developing a certain Indore Ujjain super corridor ( similar along dewas or dhar would have been more useful)with a simple view to grab lands nearby and in process make crores.
But obviously when there is an existing highway and it is going for a PPP how can this out of blue scheme can be allowed. now some facts
1. I am not sure if it is mandate of IDA to make intercity highways. Anyways Mr Verma has wasted enough money on making cement roads in city which is not job of IDA
2.How can IDA a body controlled by politicians and lacking any technical manpower design and plan a super corridor without consulting state administration?
3.Argument that it would be a traffic jam on Indore ujjain junction that is why this fly over is being built is spurious at best as in that case fly over should cut transverse to road but it is parallel.
clearly there are big bucks in flyover and a very good PR opportunity while at the same time public of Indore watches in silence wastage of its money and mainstream media house of Indore which are both active in real estate paly along.