Mysore, Feb. 17 (KCU&KK)-Dy. Commissioner and JNNURM Special Officer P. Manivannan today came down heavily on JUSCO officials for their alleged incompatibility and inaccessibility to the citizens.

Presiding over the JNNURM progress review meeting here, Manivannan expressed his displeasure over the alleged non-chalant behaviour of JUSCO officials regarding redressal of water woes of citizens.

ACICM Convenor M. Lakshmana, Mysore Kannada Vedike members Ravi and Balakrishna, who were present at the meeting, pointed out that water distribution was better in city before handing over the responsibility to JUSCO. “Its officials are inaccessible and water complaints have been pouring in from all wards. No meeting is held with citizens,” they reiterated.

The visually upset DC instructed JUSCO rep Purohit to convene a meeting on Feb. 23 at 11 am inviting officers of MCC, JUSCO and VVWW to sort out the issues. “With mounting complaints, it will be reviewed whether continuance of deal with JUSCO would be worthwhile.

Mayor Purushotham announced that JUSCO would be entrusted only pipeline networking job with VVWW retaining operation and maintenance.

Slum clearance: When Manivannan sought the progress of finalising the list of beneficiaries for rehabilitating slum-dwellers, the Assistant Engineer of Slum Clearance Board Tejasvi said that about 2,700 beneficiaries have been enlisted for rehabilitation process. Not convinced with her contention, the DC instructed her to announce the list in all newspapers and seek objections before finalising the allotment. Dy. Mayor Sharadamma, JNNURM SE Suresh Babu, MCC Commissioner K.S. Raikar, MUDA Commissioner P.C. Jayanna and other officers were present.


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