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Now, Pink City to have charging points in public places for electric vehicles, e-libraries

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From e-libraries where students can study for free to charging points for electric vehicles in crowded markets, the Jaipur Greater Municipal Corporation’s first board meeting saw several exciting announcements being made for the development of the Pink City.

Ever since the bifurcation of the municipal corporation of Jaipur, this was the first board meeting of the local body.

In the meeting, the corporation passed a budget of Rs. 821.60 crore for the year 2020-2021, reported Dainik Bhaskar.

It was reported that the local body will also avail a loan of Rs. 500 crore from the Housing and Urban Development Corporation (HUDCO) to fulfil its budget promises.

Jaipur Greater mayor Saumya Gurjar said that the budget has been prepared after considering the suggestions of all 150 councillors. She also said that presently the civic body has liabilities worth Rs. 165 crore, which it has inherited from previous boards.

Meanwhile, the councillors too have been benefitted, as the proposals which were passed in the meeting included that of increasing the allowance for corporators from Rs. 3,750 to Rs. 11,000.

One of the most significant announcements made in the budget is the fact that now the corporation will facilitate charging points for electric vehicles in parking and metro stations. This is a crucial and much-needed announcement as at present e-rickshaws are among the predominant modes of public transport in Jaipur.

With more charging points for the e-rickshaws, it is expected that the mobility of the public will increase and also ensure the betterment of public transport. The corporation will also be building e-libraries where people can study for free.

While Rs. 33 crore is to be spent on the construction of new roads, Rs. 40 crore will be spent on repair of sewage pipes and drains, Rs. 12 crore on laying new electricity lines along with Rs. 40 crore on a sewage treatment plant.

At the end of the meeting, 17 working committees we constituted with three committees each for road lights and sanitation.

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