Bhopal : Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that it is necessary to remember martyrs. The establishment of the statue of Rani Kamalapati in Bhopal is the honour expressed by the common man for her sacrifice. It is necessary to express gratitude to those who laid down their lives for the freedom of the country. The Gond kings and queens of Madhya Pradesh have contributed significantly to the freedom struggle. The sacrifices of Shri Raghunath Shah, Shri Shankar Shah, Rani Durgavati etc. are registered in history. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that Rani Kamalapati sent her 14-year-old son Naval Shah to fight in the battlefield and he was martyred. After this, the queen performed Jauhar for self-respect and honour. She took Samadhi in the lake of Bhopal. Such sacrifices in Indian culture are always remembered. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that a programme will be held every year in memory of Rani Kamalapati in Bhopal, which will also include representatives of Gondwana region of the state. A statue of Raja Bhoj, the founder of Bhopal was installed near the lake. The establishment of the statue of Rani Kamalapati in this series is a matter of pride for the citizens.
Bhopal will be the cleanest and most beautiful city
On the occasion of the dedication of Arch Bridge in Bhopal, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that continuous efforts will be made to enhance the beauty and cleanliness of Bhopal. A plan for its development and beautification for the next 5 years has also been prepared. It will soon be brought before the general public. The reservoirs of Bhopal will be preserved. We will not allow them to become a sewage store. Sewage treatment plants are being set up in Bhopal for this purpose. Bhopal will be made the cleanest and most beautiful city in the country.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that Shri Alok Sharma deserves to be congratulated for having made constant efforts in this direction. Bhopal city has its own identity. The eclipse on Bhopal’s development has now ended. Our government will develop Bhopal at double speed. On this occasion, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan gave information about the efforts being made by the state government including campaign against adulteration, making provisions for stringent punishment and making laws against marriage by temptation and harassment of women, improve services of Public Service Management Department. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan called upon the citizens to continue to take precautions against Corona. Soon the work of vaccine will start in which this facility will be provided free of cost to the poor. Urban Administration Minister Shri Bhupendra Singh, Protem Speaker Shri Rameshwar Sharma were also present in the programme. During the programme, MP and State BJP President Shri Vishnu Dutt Sharma said that today this bridge has been launched to connect new and old Bhopal, which is an important gift. Former Mayor Shri Alok Sharma said that the citizens of Bhopal are familiar with the saga of sacrifice of Rani Kamalapati. Our society respects women of valour. That is why installation of the statue of Rani Kamalapati was initiated. Bhopal MP Sadhvi Pragya Thakur termed the efforts being made for the development of Bhopal and the state under the leadership of Chief Minister Shri Chouhan as important. MLA Smt. Krishna Gaur, Shri Bhagwandas Sabnani, Shri Sumit Pachauri etc. were present on the occasion.
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan inaugurated works worth a total of Rs 115 crore. The construction works dedicated today are as follows:
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan dedicated the first Smart Park. The barren hill between Shyamala Hills and the road leading to the Polytechnic Square has been shaped into a smart park. The park has been developed on 11 acres of land. A 36-meter-wide road has been built for smooth transportation. The cost of the smart park is about Rs 7 crores. This is the first phase of the park. An area of about 23 thousand 840 square meters has been developed as a city forest. A magnificent lane of about 23 square meters has also been developed in the park. The sculptural art used in the Ashoka Pillar and for landscaping enhances the beauty of the park.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan also dedicated a Rs 43 crore smart road from Bharat Mata Square to Polytechnic Square. It is a 30 meter wide road of quarter to two kilometers length. It is a four lane road. A bicycle track has also been built on the side of the road. This road has been designed for a speed of 80 km per hour and it will connect the old Bhopal with the new Bhopal.
Jatkhedi Transfer Station
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan also dedicated the garbage transfer station at Jatkhedi to keep the city clean. There are 3 modern machines installed for solid waste disposal in this station. The construction of this transfer station costing Rs five crores will benefit Saket Nagar, Shakti Nagar and Bagh Mughalia and surrounding areas. The wet and dry waste in the vehicles carrying garbage to Jatkheri transfer station will be weighed separately. This process will be monitored from the Integrated Control and Command Centre of Bhopal Smart City Development Corporation. Apart from this, transfer stations have been built by Bhopal Smart City at Bairagarh, Bhadbhada, Dana Pani, Transport Nagar, Yadgar-e-Shahjahani Park, Kolar Road. Transfer stations are also being built at Govindpura Industrial Area Baba Nagar, Idgah Hills, Rajendranagar and Alexander Garden, Karond.
Sewage treatment plant
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan dedicated the sewage water treatment plant of 50 MLD capacity built on the Shirin River under AMRUT Mission. The plant has incurred a cost Rs 20 crore. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan also dedicated the Char Imli Sewage Treatment Plant costing Rs. 11.5 crore. He also inspected the plant and saw the work of releasing sewage water into the pond after its treatment.
With the dedication of the Rani Kamalapati Arch Bridge by Chief Minister Shri Chouhan the series of dedication programmes ended. People coming from other parts of the state including Bhopal will benefit from this bridge costing about Rs forty crores. The total length of the steel arch bridge from Ginnori to BRTS Corridor near Kilol Park is 200 meters. A 534m approach road has been built on either side of it. The width of the arch bridge is 10.75 meter and the height of the arch is 30 meter. A two meter footpath has also been constructed on either side of the bridge. A contract was signed for the construction of CNG plant at a cost of Rs. 30 crores in collaboration with UNIDO. This unit will be set up at the West Treatment Plant in Adampur Cantonment area.
The residents of the new and old city were present in large numbers on the dedication of Arch Bridge. The dedication programme was organized in a festive atmosphere. Thousands of people from new and old Bhopal were present on the new bridge. The citizens were full of joy during the entire dedication programme. A large number of women and children also took part in the programme.