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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Money down the drain

Mumbai Mirror reports:
Choked drains, sewage water on roads that are dug up for repairs — this seems like a familiar sight in Mumbai. However, there is one difference. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) refuses to concede that these problems exist. It says it has spent Rs 1.5 crore to resolve these problems and that these issues have been effectively dealt with.

However, Mumbai Mirror conducted a survey of the area and found that the BMC’s claims were unfounded.
Here's the story, and they have photographs as well, to show that most of the work supposed to have been done with this money -- the hard-earned money we pay as taxes, dear readers -- hasn't been done, and I'm sure you can guess what's happened to it. Disgraceful.

One of the corporators involved is a gentleman named Babban who was out of town when MM did this story. I hope he gets voted out in the next elections. What's the point of democracy if you don't hold these knaves accountable? Huh? Huh?
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