Kurukshetra, March 21
The projects aimed at the installation of CCTV cameras at Brahma Sarovar and developing a vending zone to bring uniformity in its outer area, seem to have been put on the back burner.
After failing to get a security system, including artificial intelligence-enabled 118 CCTV cameras, at a cost of about Rs 7 to 8 crore, the Kurukshetra Development Board (KDB) had got a project proposal prepared from the PWD for the installation of over 200 CCTVs at a cost of Rs 1.50 crore, but the project failed to take off.
An official said, “Despite the prohibition on fishing, recently, fishing nets were recovered from the holy pond. Besides, complaints related to theft and misconduct with tourists have also been registered. Though lakhs of rupees are spent on the installation of temporary cameras during International Gita Mahotsav every year, the authorities have failed to install permanent cameras.”
To beautify the outer area of Brahma Sarovar, 50 stainless steel carts were bought at a cost of Rs 50 lakh, for which a budget provided by the Power Grid Corporation of India Limited under the CSR scheme was utilised. KDB had started receiving the carts in the month of March last year. While each cart costs about Rs 1 lakh, the board had decided to give these to vendors at a cost of Rs 20,000 each. But the carts are just gathering dust at Sri Krishna Museum.
Madan Mohan Chhabra, honorary secretary of KDB, said, “The carts will be allotted to eligible beneficiaries at subsidised rates. We are hopeful that the carts will soon be distributed. Efforts are being made to complete the pending projects at the earliest.”
Most Read In 24 Hours
Don't MissView All
Sharad Pawar appoints Praful Patel, Supriya Sule as NCP working presidents
The announcement was made in the presence of Ajit Pawar, a k...
7,902 teachers to be regularised in Punjab,CM Bhagwant Mann says after cabinet meeting in Mansa; announces special Assembly session on June 19, 20
Mann says his government will recruit 1,880 doctors and nurs...
Rs 7 crore looted from cash management firm in Ludhiana
The incident takes place at around 1.30 am when the men barg...
BJP's alliance with Jannayak Janata Party will continue: Haryana CM Khattar
Khattar’s remarks come amid reports of growing differences b...
Sidhu Moosewala's father reaches Punjab cabinet meeting venue in Mansa, is whisked away by police
Mansa SSP Nanak Singh, along with police officials, took Bal...