MC opens community centres to survivors

From opening community centres to survivors to parking water tankers at the bus stand where the Punjab government has set up a camp

Written by Express News Service | Published:June 23, 2013 4:15 am

From opening community centres to survivors to parking water tankers at the bus stand where the Punjab government has set up a camp,the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation has taken a host of measures to aid those affected by the devastation at Uttarakhand.

Survivors who reach the ISBT in Sector 43 will be allowed to stay at the community centres with the Municipal Corporation to take care of their needs. Further arrangements have been made for water tankers. A large number of families from in and around the city were in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh when calamity struck.

“Orders have been issued for opening the community centres in different sectors to anyone who wants to stay there. A very large number of families have been affected due to the calamity. All efforts will be made to provide relief,” Mayor Subhash Chawla said.

Meanwhile,UT Deputy Commissioner Mohammed Shayin urged the staff of departments under him to donate a day’s salary to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund to which the staff members gave their consent. The DC asked the public to contribute to the PM relief fund to show solidarity with those affected.

The Chandigarh unit of Youth Congress held a camp at Congress Bhawan,Sector 35 and collected money and items for the affected families. The contributions would be sent to the affected areas. Meanwhile,BJP has decided to cancel its Jail Bharo Andolan scheduled for Sunday. The party will instead hold a prayer meeting. Efforts would be made to garner help for the affected families.

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