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The first-ever consultative meeting of the Smart City Advisory Forum (SCAF) of Madurai Corporation has been convened to be held on Tuesday. The consultative meetings are mandated by the Union ministry of urban development so that projects required for the people of the city can be discussed.

The forum comprises the district collector T Anbalagan (chairman), MP Su Venkatesan (joint chairman), MLAs, representatives of trade and industrial bodies and a secretary/president of a residents’ welfare association as its members. The meetings have to be conducted at least twice a year.

Corporation commissioner and managing director of Madurai Smart City Limited, S Visakan has sent the invitations to the office-bearers and members for the meeting to be held at Anna Maaligai at 10am on Tuesday.

Venkatesan said that he had insisted the then district collector T G Vinay to form the forum and conduct a consultative meeting in July 2020. But, it was not conducted. Although he wrote reminders, no effort was taken to conduct the meeting.

As a result, as joint chairman, he sent the invitations on Saturday to hold the meeting. Following this, the collector and the corporation commissioner spoke to him and assured to conduct the meeting on Tuesday.

The ministry in 2016 sent a memorandum to form the forum to consult and take decisions on the smart city projects. However, it was not formed until recently though most projects are nearing completion.

Pointing out that very few cities in the state are conducting the meetings, corporation officials said that they could not hold it in Madurai as they are engrossed in other works.


Quelle/Source: The Times of India, 19.01.2021

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