MC yet to finalise policy for allotment

Municipal Corporation is yet to finalise a policy for allotment of booths that have been set up under the newly constructed overbridge in Sector 17.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: October 5, 2013 1:24 am

Municipal Corporation is yet to finalise a policy for allotment of booths that have been set up under the newly constructed overbridge in Sector 17. While several proposals have been discussed,the issue is now expected to be taken up in the meeting of the general house for a final call.

A total of 40 booths have been constructed below the overbridge. However,the manner in which the allotment is to be made is undecided yet. A proposal was earlier discussed to start a night food street in the area. Traders association of the sector had opposed the move. They said that their business would further suffer in case such a project is initiated.

An MC official said that the policy would be framed by the MC House and the issue would be taken up in the House meeting.

Meanwhile,BJP leaders alleged that the construction of the day market in Mauli Jagran was stalled on the pretext that MC did not have a policy for allotment. However,the booths have also been constructed without a policy in place.

There have been instances when buildings constructed are lying unutilised due to lack of a proper policy for allotment in place. One such building is the AC Fish and Meat Market in Sector 41. While,the market was constructed for the purpose of rehabilitation of vendors,the reserve price for the booths in the market were fixed quite high. Due to this,the auction failed twice. The market remains vacant,years after it was constructed.

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