The Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) will hand over 13 new sectors to the Municipal Corporation (MC) next month. After handing over of the sectors, MC will be responsible for maintenance of these sectors and GMADA will pay the maintenance charges to the civic body annually.
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Confirming the development, the Chief Administrator (CA), GMADA, Varun Roozam said that the Chief Minister has cleared the file and they will hand over 13 new sectors to MC within the next 10 days. He also added that GMADA will pay Rs 50 crore to MC annually as per the agreement between both the parties.
“After the formation of the MC, there was a demand by the people as well as by the civic body to hand over the new sectors so that it can carry out the development works there. Now, the CM has given a go ahead to it and we will complete the process by next month,” said Roozam.
The councillors has also raised a demand in the House meet that GMADA should hand over 13 new sectors including Sector 76 to 80 and Sectors 66, 67, 68, 69 and Sector 70 to the MC. A resolution was also passed in the House meeting regarding this.
Earlier, the GMADA had handed over around 400 parks to the MC after the councillor complained that GMADA does not carry out the developmental works and alleged a failure in maintaining the parks on part of GMADA.
Commenting on the issue, Congress councillor Kuljeet Singh Bedi said that it is a good decision and the MC will now start the development works in these areas. He, however, said that GMADA should carry out the developmental works before handing over these sectors to the MC.
Resham Singh, a resident of Sector 67, said that many problems still exist in the new sectors. He said that the parks are not in good condition and the exist points in these areas are not closed yet which pose a security problem.
Similarly, Gurdeep Kaur , a resident of Sector 68 said that the condition of roads is bad and it needs immediate attention.