RTI reveals no progress in the drainage project even after a year
The replies to applications filed under the Right to Information (RTI) Act have revealed that the central city underground drainage (CCUGD) project of the Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) has virtually remained stalled for a year.
The Rs 243.71 crore project was started in 2007 and it was to cover 750 km in the central city area under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) in November 2007 and it was to be completed by November 2010.
Responding to the application under the RTI seeking the details of the project status, the GVMC had said in December 2011 that the project had been completed to the extent of 75%. In a recent reply to the application, the GVMC has again said that only 75% of the CCUGD works have been completed till date.