The Commissioner asked the engineers concerned to repair footpath areas, wherever damaged, do renovation and repair of toilet blocks, pruning of trees, provision and proper supply of tertiary treated water supply.
Most councillors, on the other hand, said it was not a practical decision at all, not only for them but for the employees as well.
In the domestic category, the consumption of above 60 units will be charged Rs 15 per kilolitre instead of the present rate of Rs 8 per kilolitre. From 30-60 units, the owner would be charged Rs 8 per kilolitre while the present rate is Rs 6 kilolitre
Even though the Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh, has been facing a financial crunch, the Finance and Contract Committee on Monday doubled the discretionary fund for senior deputy mayor and deputy mayor.
On Monday, the enforcement wing of the corporation recovered 15 such parking slips where the contractor had overcharged the commuters at the parking lot of Sukhna Lake.
“If I have deposited the tax with the MC and mistakenly lost my receipt, that is not a crime but you people accepted the money and then did not maintain the record, that is a bigger crime. Why should a common man be harassed because of the MC’s lax attitude,” said BJP Councillor Arun Sood
While schools, under primary education, have been suffering due to poor infrastructure, the Municipal Corporation spent just 0.2 per cent of the funds meant under the primary education head.
The issue was highlighted in the MC house meeting by councillors K S Bedi and Taranjeet Kaur Gill.
The driver of tractor-trolley, Arjun Singh, was caught by forest watchman Ravinder Singh, who subsequently called forester Prabhunath Sahi to the spot.
Additional commissioner Anil Garg said: “The commissioner had a meeting with the company representatives and now the firm has sought time.”
Kirron Kher also inaugurated three high mast lights at teen shed colony area in Sector 52. These lights have been provided by the municipal corporation at a cost of Rs 15 lakh.
The survey of the villages was conducted and it was found that there are 788 commercial units in Hallomajra, 649 units at Kajheri, 293 units at Palsora, 556 units at Maloya and 576 at Dadumajra.
“In fact, the MC is already providing free treatment to the dog bite victims in respect of vaccination or serum in its anti rabies civil dispensaries in sectors 19 and 38. But because there were court directions, the matter has come up before the house for discussion,” said a senior municipal officer.
The bins here have been lying for over a month now. At that time, Mayor Asha Jaswal had said that several councillors and officials were on vacation because of which bin distribution could not be carried out.
Shilpy had a history of deliberately sitting on files, say senior officers