BHUBANESWAR: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) would send a 10-member delegation of corporators to Gujarat on August 16 to help them learn the civic delivery system of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC). It followed the invitation by AMC commissioner and senior Odia IAS officer of Gujarat cadre Guruprasad Mohapatra, who presented an audio-visual demonstration of AMC works here on Monday.
"According to his invite, we would send our corporators to understand the functioning of AMC. The corporators would learn the functioning in different departments like tax, license, sanitation and beautification," BMC commissioner Sanjib Kumar Mishra said. "This will be an exchange of best practices between the municipal corporations of the two cities," AMC commissioner Mohapatra said.
Citizens took a swipe at the "best practices" exchange programmes. "BMC officials and corporators toured several places in the country and abroad to learn from them. But we do not see any change in the civic functioning. The city continues to be plagued by a host of problems," Tarun Hota, a citizen said.