Wednesday, April 02, 2008

CM on a reconnaissance

Chief Minister, Dr. Pawan Chamling, along with a team went on a recce in the capital on Monday presumable to check on the spot the progress of various development work now under way.
About two hour tour on foot started around 2 pm from Tourism Department in MG Marg. The team accompanying CM included Minister for UD&HD, Mr. D.D.Bhutia, Minister for Transport, Mr. Menlom Lepcha, Minister for Sports and Youth Affair, Mr. P.S.Tamang, Gangtok MLA, Mr. N.K.Pradhan, Chief Secretary, Mr. N. D. Chingappa, District Collector (East), Mr. Bishal Chauhan and senior engineers and officers of UD&HD, Power, Public Health, Public Works and Finance departments, among others.
From MG Marg, CM walked towards Tibet Road. At the crossing of Tibet Road and Kazi Road, he told the PWD Chief Engineer Mr. C. Zangpo to make a plan for construction of a flyover at the crossing so that vehicles can have easy access the roads leading to Secretariat and other important offices.
CM then visited Hurhurey Dara aka “lovers’ point” near Assembly building. There he paused for a few minutes and shared some jokes with his team members. He asked the UD& HD Secretary to put some dustbins and appoint two Safai karmachari to keep the Dara neat and clean. The Dara is suitable as a tourist spot so a cafeteria is needed at the location to attract tourists.Walking on NamNam Road, CM directed the Power Secretary to remove the useless electric polls at the earlist for a face lift of the place. On way to Star Cinema Hall, some 30 odd people, tenants of the Hall, met CM and requested for restoration of their electric line which was cut off due to non-payment. Having heard their grievance, CM directed the Power Secretary to restore the line waiving surcharges in the bills. He told the tenants that the Hall is going to be purchased by the government to set up car parking, open theatre hall and shopping mall. He assured the people that they would be resettled in other places.