There are two Indias —Bharat and India. Likewise, it has been found that Hyderabad too has two faces — one pampered and the other neglected.This came out a while ago, but corrections have not been done.
It was on November 3 when as new Commissioner MT Krishna Babu, in his maiden speech to the general board meeting, observed that the City wards had a lopsided development as was evident from the fact that some divisions received more than the `50 lakh fund to every corporator and some have received less. He then solemnly pledged that he will correct the disparity before the end of 2011.
Allocation of `50 lakh to each corporator was given top priority. The resolution to allocate `50 lakh each was adopted in the very first meeting of the General Body held on January 18, 2010 two years ago.Babu found that 63 divisions received funds, and remaining 87 divisions have got more than `1 crore. “We will correct the anomaly,” the Commissioner had said.
But many corporators are crying foul. They haven’t received a farthing. TDP’s corporators from IS Sadan and Aliabad divisions M Prashanth Kumar Reddy and Rajender respectively said that the Commissioner did not fulfill his promise. While Prashant Kumar Reddy said that he had partially received funds for development works from the assured amount, Rajender said that he did not even receive a single rupee during the current fiscal. “I am yet to receive anything, during the current fiscal (2011-12). I proposed various development works worth `39 lakhs. The officials are giving various excuses for this,” he told Postnoon.
Many of Rajender’s development works included construction of play grounds, remodelling of drains and pavement construction. The ruling MIM corporator from Talabchanchalam Wajahat Ali Khan has called the promise made by the Commissioner a ‘big lie’ and said that many of the party corporators are yet to receive the promised amount. During the current fiscal Wajahat proposed development works worth `33.4 lakh. Surprisingly, he did not get a single sanction.
“The commissioner’s promise is a big lie. I proposed development work of `33.4 lakh and I did not get even a single sanction so far,” he said. According to Wajahat, the delay in sanctioning funds are forcing them to face the wrath of people as they are unable to undertake basic work like maintenance and repair of roads and drains after rainy season. “Our residents are unhappy with us. They expressing their anger at us,” he said.