Thursday 01 Jun 2023

Passing the buck on Smart City, masterstroke

Vinay Dwivedi, Benaulim | MAY 27, 2023, 12:22 AM IST

The Hon’ble minister for labour, revenue and waste management recently admitted that the ‘purported’ Smart City work being carried out in Panaji is below par and has conveniently shifted the blame to the consultant. His own son who is the mayor has also washed his hands off the whole affair saying that he has no real executive powers to crack the whip on contractors engaged for the development works.  

The Hon’ble mantri goes on to state that the consultant who has been paid Rs 8 crores for guiding the government has no knowledge of services and utilities beneath the capital city’s streets and that he should have worked under the supervision of the state PWD. The incompetent elected representatives are simply taking pre-emptive action to absolve themselves of all accountability for shoddy work and potential flooding of Panaji during the monsoons by making professionals as the scapegoats.  

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