Udaipur will soon have City Buses for intra-city commuting

The year 2020 will fulfil the long-pending wish of Udaipurites to have a robust public transport system for the city commuters. By July 2020, Udaipur city will have city buses running in the city for intra-city commuting.

On the initial level, around 26 buses will be deployed to run on different routes with the city. Udaipur City Transport Company Ltd. drafted the above plan during a meeting held at the Smart City Company office last week. The meeting was presided by the Chairman of the company, Mayor Govind Singh Taak, who drafted the entire plan of action for the project.

As per the plan, the committee has also decided upon the tentative fare for different routes which would be in the range of Rs. 5 to Rs. 15 depending on the distance of travel.

Besides, the company also plans to run AC buses from Dabok Airport for people travelling to the city by air. These buses will run according to the flight arrival timings.

The committee has finalised the following route for the buses:

Route 1 – Balicha to Badgaon

Route 2 – Titardi to Badgaon

Route 3 – Rampura to Dabok

Route 4 – Amberi to Balicha

Route 5 – Goverdhan Vilas to Hiranmagri, Pratap Nagar and Pratap Gourav Kendra

No rains No strong wind flow: Still increasing cases of falling electric poles have become a major issue

slashed power pole

Udaipur,Even no heavy rainfall or strong wind flow has been observed during the past two weeks, still there are increasing cases of falling of power poles in Udaipur. Recently the falling of a power pole in Badgaon Panchayat, took a toll on lives of two innocent kids. Even after the mishap, local authorities and Nagar Nigam are taking no serious actions to avoid further damages.

A second similar case has been observed on Saturday morning when an electric pole fell on the ground in Dhar Panchayat region. The pole also had a small transformer affixed on it and luckily there were no vehicles or individuals standing near it, otherwise it could have done enormous damage to life and property. As per one of the witnesses “the pole suddenly started shuddering, observing which the people nearby distanced themselves from the pole and in a few seconds the pole flattened down on the road. After, observing the increasing number of such incidences a major question has been raised upon the work of Nagar Nigam. In such case people should remain alert and should not stand near any kind of poles, as even there are chances of getting electrocuting.

Anjali becomes New Nagar Nigam Commissioner and Ravindra Shrimali Removed from Chairman of UIT

The state government of Rajasthan transferred 3 divisional commissioners, one collector, 21 IAS officers and 16 officers of Indian Police service at 12 midnight on Wednesday. In the 20 days of the formation of a new government in the state, 129 IAS has been transferred. This is the fourth transfer list of IAS and second transfer list of IPS.

Anjali Rajoria

Ajmer SDO Anjali Rajoria will now be commissioner in Udaipur Municipal Corporation, while Pankaj Kumar Singh, CEO of Chittorgarh Zilla Parishad has been made Managing Director of RSMM. Kota Divisional Commissioner Kailash Chand Verma will be the Divisional Commissioner of Jaipur. Municipal Commissioner Municipal Corporation has appointed Vijaypal Singh as Commissioner.

Principal Secretary Rajat Kumar Mishra has given additional charge of UDH. Shyamsingh Rajpurohit will be the new collector in Pratapgarh. In the IPS transfer list, DG NRK Reddy has been given the responsibility of DG Jail. Dr. Bhupinder Singh has been imposed as DG in ATS and SOG from DG jail.

Whereas on the other hand, later in the month of December 2018, 8 UIT Chairmen were removed including that of UIT Udaipur, Ravindra Shrimali. As per the orders released on 31st December 2018, UIT Chairman of Udaipur, Kota, Sawai Madhopur, Jaisalmer, Bhilwara, Chittorgarh, Sikar, and Sri Ganganagar was removed.

Ravindra Shirmali

Until the next orders, this additional responsibility will be the taken by their respective collectors.

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UIT BUDGET 2018 | The annual budget of Urban Improvement Trust

The annual budget of Urban Improvement Trust becomes an eagerly awaited event for Udaipurites as it reveals how the city is going to be developed in a different way. In the Urban Improvement Trust, Udaipur for the next financial year the expenditure is 309crore while the revenue income is 308 crores. The budget this year is 20.17 crore more than that of last year. The biggest portion of budget i.e. 82.82 crores is to be spent on houses for the needy.UIT BUDGET 2018 | The annual budget of Urban Improvement Trust

Housing Scheme| Budget

According to Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria, one survey has shown that 4800 houses are needed in the city and efforts are to be made to provide them soon. Under the new housing schemes, about 3500 houses are to be built in Umarda, Titardi, and Bhilon ka Bedla. Tenders have already been invited for the construction of 984 flats on an area of 4379 hectares near Umarda railway station.

The work on 304 EWAS flats under the proposed Mukhyamantri Aawas Yojana at the cost of 1200 lac in Dangion ki Pancholi would start in April this year and will be completed in about two years in the surrounding areas of Udaipur city. Under the mega housing scheme, 1696 houses in Bedwas and 464 in Satodi Magri Bedwas are to be handed over to the allottee in the next financial year. This year 1900 houses are to be built under the Shahri Jan Awas Yojana.

The budget for Roads and bridges and underpasses

Construction of roads, over bridges, and underpasses is to get priority. For smooth traffic, an underpass in Sector 9 Hiranmagri, RK Puram, and Gokul Village is to be built at a cost of 2.25 crore. Rupees 2.60 crores are to be spent on the road from NH8 to Bhuwana. A 100 ft. road to connect Bhuwana Chouraha to Bedla Pulia is to be built at a cost of 1.1 crores. An amount of 1.48 cr is proposed to be spent on construction of 160 ft. link road between Aapni Dhani and Old RTO office Dhikali. This would reduce the pressure of traffic on Pratap Nagar road as those living in these areas would use this road. Rupees 1 crore is to be spent for linking the roads from NH76 to Gewa Aawas to Pindwara bypass.

For extension of the two-lane road from Rampura Chouraha to Sisarma a sum of rupees, 1.1 crore is to be spent. An amount of 56 lacs has been proposed for Manoharpura Chikalwas road. Rupees 1.10 crore have been earmarked for improvement of the road from Devdham to Mewar Hospital and to one from Paras Tiraha to Reti Stand. For the repair of Rani Road, 1.9 crore has been allotted. The construction of overbridge at Thokar Chouraha gets 3 crores.

Rupees 325.86 lac have been earmarked for construction of ‘nullah’ by the side of 100 ft. road in Shrinath Nagar Bedwas, and 100 ft. road from J.C Bose Hostel to Mali Colony. Extending the proposed 100 ft. road between Bedwas Mount View School and Mega Aawas Yojana to Pindwara Bypass would cost 1 crore. An amount of 260 lac is to be spent on the road for those entering the city from the side of Jodhpur and Abu Road.

The budget for Tourism| Development of Tourism in The City

A lot of projects are being undertaken for the development of tourism in the city. There would be plantation on the road to Neemach Mata, High-tech musical fountains are to be set up in Rajiv Gandhi Park and Vibhuti Park. Jogi Talab, Badgaon Hills, Badbadeshwar Mahadev Mandir, Amrakhji dumping yard, Nandeshwar Mandir and Thoor ki Paal are to be developed. The amount earmarked for Nandeshwar and Thoor ki Paal is 60 lacs, for Badbadeshwar Mahadev is 1.8 crore, for Amrakhji and Hirwa Ground 75 lac and for development of Badgaon Hill and dumping yard as tourist spots Rs. 75 lacs.

UIT initially proposed to spend 5 crores on the construction of a flyover on the Pratapnagar Chouraha. But on the insistence of Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria, the amount was raised to 15 crores. The construction work of this project would take a practical shape only after the completion of Debari-Kaya bypass. UIT has decided to complete the survey, demarcation, utility shifting etc. in advance.

UIT is also to focus attention on the development of 130 villages that fall in its periphery. Rupees 9 crore is to be spent on construction of link roads, CC roads, drains etc. in these villages.

It is proposed to spend 10 crores on solving the problem of water supply in areas of Pratap Nagar, Bedwas etc. The budget has also been set aside for water supply in colonies near Rakampura, Bedwas (375 lac), Housing colony of Satodi Magri (110 lac), Mukhyamatri Jan Aawas Yojana in South Extension (3 crores) and other areas (1.95 crores).

It is proposed to spend 5 crores in addition to the amount sanctioned in the Smart Project for the development of Ayad river in works such as the construction of boundary wall, ancients, fencing, and plantation.

The budget for several other programs

Budget has also been earmarked for several other programs such as provision of facilities in Govt. schools (2.6 crore), consultancy of development projects (50 lac), development of Shamshans and Kabristan (56 lac), drainage and electrification (13.15 crore), repair of Udaisagar Paal, development of Roopsagar Talab, construction of ‘nullah’ in areas of Madri-Manwakheda and R.K Chouraha, Mewar Hospital, Mewar Hospital, Meera Nagar, Bhuwana, and construction of playground in Savina.

It is also proposed to set up a statue of Maharana Bhupal Singh in Govt. MB Hospital and that of Sant Chatarsingh Bhoj.

The budget allotted in different hands is development of Nyas Yojanas (3673 lac), development of road network and Chourahas (2781 lac), affordable housing project (8282 lac), conversion (1363 lac), water supply project (1045 lac), development of ‘Kuchi Bastis” (10 lac), Sahabhagita Yojana (30 lac), cleanliness of roads (100 lac), and non-plan item (8872 lac).

According to UIT Chairman, Ravindra Shrimali, the budget has been prepared to keep in view all the sections of the society and the whole city. Efforts are being made to provide houses for all. Construction of roads is being taken up for better transportation. Steps are being taken to boost tourism in the city. Priority is being given to the development of road network and housing. Home Minister Kataria is of the opinion that the UIT budget would help in the all-round development of the city. There would be no shortage of money for development.