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Irked over bad roads in Gwalior, MP minister vows to walk barefoot till their condition improves

Gwalior, Oct 22 (PTI) Annoyed over the poor condition of roads in his hometown, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh minister Pradyuman Singh Tomar has stopped using footwear, and announced that he would continue to walk like that till the road condition improves.

He also apologised to people for the problems they faced due to the roads.

Making an announcement on Thursday, Tomar, who is Energy Minister, said, “I should also feel the pain of people facing problems because of bad roads and I will not use footwear till the roads become fit to walk again.” The Gwalior Municipal Corporation (GMC) officials claimed that the road repair work is going on at a fast pace.

The minister said although the government has allocated funds for the road repair work, the civic body is working slowly on it.

Tomar asked the civic officials to work at a faster pace, and apologised to people for the problems being faced by them due to the poor condition of roads in Gwalior.

Till three roads in the city – located in Laxman Talaiya, Gende Wali road and Hospital road are not repaired properly, he will not wear footwear, he said.

Gwalior Municipal Commissioner Kishore Kanyal admitted that roads are in bad shape due to rains, and that they will be repaired soon. The agencies concerned are working at a fast pace to repair the roads, he said.

Meanwhile, Congress’s district unit president Devendra Sharma demanded the resignation of the minister, saying that even as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is in power in the state, and although there are two ministers from the region in the Union cabinet, Tomar has failed to fulfil his responsibilities.

“By not wearing footwear, he is running away from his duties,” he said. PTI COR MAS NP NP

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