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Timeline fixed for setting up museum on Malaviya's life

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Timelines have been fixed to speed up execution of various urban projects, including setting up of a museum on the life of Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya, in Prime Minister Modi's Parliamentary constituency Varanasi.

Malaviya was an educationist and politician, known for his role in the independence movement and as the two time president of the Congress.


A museum-cum-culture centre, on the contributions of Malaviya to freedom movement and to the city of Varanasi, will be developed for which bids (Request For Participation) will be invited by November, an official release said.

The timelines were fixed at a high level review meeting, chaired by Urban Development Minister Suresh Khanna, held last week in the pilgrims city at the behest of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.

It was attended by Housing and Urban Affairs Secretary Durga Shanker Mishra and senior officials of central and state governments and Varanasi municipal corporation.

It was decided that Varanasi civic body building will be redeveloped as an iconic tower to provide office and commercial space.

The NBCC will submit a feasibility report in this regard by the end of next month.

Under Varanasi smart city plan, eight locations for developing multi-level car parking will be identified by September this year.

Bids also will be invited for improvement of 33 junctions by September, besides filling of posts in the special purpose vehicle set up for executing smart city plan will be completed by next month.

To make Varanasi open defecation free (ODF) by October, local registered contractors will be engaged to complete construction of toilets by September.

It has also been decided to engage a new agency to operate the Kadsara solid waste management project through open bidding by October.

The Varanasi municipal corporation will ensure that all bulk generators of solid waste like hotels and restaurants will install processing plants by September.

Under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation(AMRUT), action plan for providing water supply connections will be drawn up by the end of this month.

Month-wise action plan for providing sewer connections to about 50,000 households will also be prepared by next month.

Varanasi District Magistrate and the municipal corporation will identify land by next month for shifting of stray cows and will take necessary action, the release said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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