I refused foreign trips to work for the City, says outgoing Mayor

karnataka | Tuesday, September 26th, 2017
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Highlights
  • Mayor is happy with her tenure, claims she worked hard to put an end to corruption
  • She had several opportunities and invitations to travel abroad but gave up all that to work 365 days in the City
  • Over 1,500 poor patients were given financial aids from Mayor’s fund

Implementing the ambitious Indira Canteen to provide quality food at low cost to poor, mid-day meals to Pourakarmikas, doubling the wages of Pourakarmikas are some of the programmes that she would be proud of, said Mayor G Padmavathi. Her term is ending on Sept 28, reports Kannada Prabha.

She said she was happy that under the guidance of the government she was able to provide good administration and also put an end to corruption. She mentioned several projects like organising 'Compost Santhe' to create awareness about waste segregation and treatment at ward level, construction of over bridges and under passes to tackle traffic density, Sky Walks for safety of pedestrians, generic medicine pharmacies and other people friendly schemes as her achievements.

Padmavathi said she had several opportunities and invitations to travel abroad but gave up all that to work 365 days in the City. Every time it rained and low-lying areas were flooded even at midnight she rushed to the spot to attend to the problem. “All these gave me immense satisfaction,” she said. Over 1,500 poor patients were given financial aid from Mayor’s fund. On the occasion, she launched a booklet listing out her achievements.

Usually, when a Mayor’s term ends, it is a tradition to thank and wish the Mayor at the last Council meeting. Padmavathi also called a last Council meeting but BJP members did not show the courtesy to wish her. RS Satyanarayana, former leader of Congress said it was very unfortunate that BJP exhibited such a cheap attitude.

 

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