The application for digging up roads was submitted to the corporation around three years ago.
A couple of months ago, the state government had issued orders asking all the local bodies to give approval for digging up roads for the city gas projects.
The government had asked all the local bodies to issue sanction within 21 days of submitting the application. Otherwise, IOAGPL and other agencies — which implement city gas projects in each district — can start digging up roads for the project.
While LDF opposition used the council meeting to file chargesheet against the ruling front, the latter tried to pinpoint their achievements in the past five years.
The opposition alleged that the ruling front failed to implement projects which are beneficial to the public. While all other local bodies in the state have effectively implemented e-governance projects, Kochi corporation authorities failed to implement the project, alleged the opposition.
As per the agreement signed with TCS in 2011, the e-governance project should have been completed within 52 weeks. But the project is incomplete even after nine years. The corporation authorities delayed implementation of the city gas project in the limits of the civic body.
Corruption related to Rajiv Awas Yojana (RAY) project, failure in completing the construction of the corporation’s main office, inefficient way in which the Ro-Ro services are being operated, etc were other allegations raised by the opposition.
After levelling the charges, the opposition staged a walkout.
Mayor Soumini Jain pointed out RAY project, introduction of Ro-Ro services, Gandhi Square Park, open stage in Panampilly Nagar, the walkway at Thaikkodam as the achievements in the past five years.
Deputy mayor K R Premakumar also termed the allegations by the opposition as baseless.