By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, March 7: New Kamrup (M) Deputy Commissioner Virendra Mittal has asked all concerned in the district to put a new complexion on the city within three months. Many may take it on the line that a new broom sweeps clean. It is indeed too early for anyone to make any comments.
Mittal’s first concern is to combat artificial floods in the city. He has his target to get all drains and rivers in the city cleaned within 45 days. He has already asked all concerned to remove all hoardings that look odd and that have been erected without due permission from the authority concerned from the city. Talking to this reporter, Mittal said that DAAN toilet, a concept with which he scripted a success story in Jorhat, would continue to be his trust area in Kamrup(M) as well. According to him, in such toilets the donor does not have to pay money to the administration. The administration provides the land and the donor erects toilets with their won wherewithal.
On allegations that people walking in the walking zone in the city have to face vehicular traffic, Mittal said: “I’m not sure. I we’ll have to see it myself by walking. If the allegations are genuine, I’ll have to ask senior officials to get the problem solved.”
On traffic magement, rather mismagement, Mittal said: “I’ll see it persolly for a hassle-free traffic in the city, because time is very precious for each and everyone. I’ll hold talks with traffic magers in the city so as to solve the problem.”
On people reaching him, Mittal said: “The public can get access to me in my office or lodged complaints on Watsapp. I’m always ready to deliver 100 per cent for the beautification of Guwahati.”
Born and bred in Rajasthan and an electrical engineer from NIT, Kurukshetra Virendra Mittal cracked IAS in 2007 in the Assam-Meghalaya cadre. His first posting in Assam was as an assistant commissioner in Dibrugarh.