Sculptures of BMC beautification drive lie in neglect


Bhubaneswar: Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) had installed sculptures under its beautification drive along the roadside. Now these sculptures are lying in neglect without maintenance.

The project was developed under Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode. The beautification first started near Kalinga Stadium in the city with the development of a garden along a barren patch of land with water fountains and beautiful stone carvings. But due to lack of proper maintenance work of the art works and sculptures, most of these are damaged.

The local residents are blaming BMC for not paying attention to the installations once their project is over.

Meanwhile, BMC under PPP mode is still continuing variousprojects towards the beautification drive in the city including paintings on the walls along the roadside and paintings on the public toilet walls.

But paying more attention towards the implementation of new projects, BMC is neglecting the maintenance of the existing projects which includes the beautification drive in the city undertaken during 2008.

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