Now, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) will spend money from general budget to address civic issues of economically weaker sections, especially those who stay in the pols, chawls and housing societies of the walled city.
This decision was taken during AMC's standing committee meeting on Friday. Earlier, most of the civic work, including roads, lighting, drainage and water issues was done under funds of respective municipal corporators, MLAs and MPs.
Congress corporators, however, alleged that AMC had not been doing anything new. Committee member and Congress corporator, Hassan Lala said, "The circular was in place during the tenure of Congress in AMC. BJP-ruled AMC is not addressing the real issue of drainage and drinking water in walled city."
Central zone of AMC, including Khadia, Kalupur, Jamalpur, Raikhad, Madhupura, Dariapur, Shahpur, Girdharnagar, among other areas, have been for facing several civic issues. It has a population of over 10 lakh.