Rashmi Ranjan

Following several meetings with the Bhubaneswar residents, BJP MP Aparajita Saranagi on Monday wrote a letter to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik urging him to work on the suggestions provided by the locals for the development and beautification of the State capital.

The parliamentarian’s letter consists of 20-point suggestions which also include demands for Metro Train System covering Bhubaneswar-Jatni-Khordha-Cuttack-Choudwar.

The Other Points Are:

  • Renovation of existing water ponds within the city and rural areas of my constituency.
  • Removal of encroachments from walking tracks in Bhubaneswar city and taking care of gray animals.
  • Khandagiri needs to he declared as 'World Heritage Site’. Light & Sound System should be restarted m Khandagiri.
  • Maintenance of statues of eminent personalities of our State in the city of Bhubaneswar and beyond should be looked into.
  • All overhead electric wires may he made underground. This will give a beautiful and clean look to the city.
  • Public toilets with proper maintenance system in Exhibition Ground, Unit-3 & Janata Maidan may be done.
  • Law & Order maintenance in Bhubaneswar has become an issue of late. Security of women & senior citizens should be given top priority.
  • Some residents expressed their desire for "Smruti Stambha" of King Kharavel & King Kapilendra Deva in Bhubaneswar. A museum depicting the life & works of King Kharavel should also be contemplated.
  • All desired support should be given to National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) for speedy grounding of Capital Region Ring Road construction work.
  • Colony Parks with open Gym, wherever possible, should come up in all the left out colonies in Bhubaneswar city.
  • Comprehensive Drainage Master Plan should be done at the earliest & all steps should be taken for mobilization of resources and subsequent execution. There are many areas which get badly inundated with moderate showers.
  • Removal of liquor shops from residential areas.
  • Wall paintings on Odisha Art & Culture should be contemplated under the Khandagiri Flyover area with lighting arrangement.
  • Development of water body as a water park in the 7.0 Acres fallow land near Bhubaneswar Airport.
  • A World class Recreation Centre can be conceptualized in Bhubaneswar.
  • College elections should take place. We need to cultivate & encourage leadership among the young population.
  • Metro Train System covering Bhubaneswar - Jatni - Khordha - Cuttack - Choudwar should be immediately worked upon in consultation with the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, Government of India.
  • As in many places within India & beyond, roof top solar system should be contemplated front Bhubaneswar too.
  • Rest sheds for labourers who gather at different places in Bhubaneswar should be constructed. It is a disturbing sight when labourers gather under rain & sun in the open area wishing to be picked up by the contractors.
  • Government & private parking system should be streamlined in such a manner that people do not face inconvenience.