Mohali Municipal Corporation: Parties raise questions on street vending survey

Councillors of SAD, BJP and the Congress demanded that a review should be conducted of the survey during MC house meeting

By: Express News Service | Mohali | Published:December 7, 2016 3:29 am
mohali street vendors survey, SAD, BJP, Congress, chandigarh Municipal Corporation, chandigarh mc, latest news, mohali news House meeting in progress at the Municipal Corporation office in Mohali on Tuesday. (Express Photo by Jasbir Malhi)

Raising questions over the street vendors survey, councillors of SAD, BJP and the Congress demanded that a review should be conducted of the survey during the Municipal Corporation (MC) house meeting on Tuesday. It was also decided that the MC will also initiate work to set up a Punjabi Bhawan in the city on the lines of Kerala Bhawan. The house also passed all 11 resolutions which were put up for discussion.

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The meeting was started by observing a silence over the sad demise of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister JJayalalitha. The proceedings started with an agenda to denotify the land in Balongi village which does not fall under the jurisdiction of MC.

After the first agenda, other agendas including proposal for implementation of energy efficiency project replacement of existing street lights with LED lights, installation of tubewells completing the works of sewerage and storm water drainage in Sector 66 to Sector 69 and outsourcing the junior engineers for the repairing of street lights were passed unanimously.

SAD councillor, Harmanpreet Singh Prince raised the issue of street vendors survey and alleged that the councillors were not consulted by the surveying teams and the number of street vendors is more than the actual vendors in the city. He also suggested that the MC should reconsider the survey.

Senior Deputy Mayor Manjit Singh Sethi also supported Prince and said that majority of the councillors are not satisfied with the survey and the MC should reconsider it and that local MCs should be consulted before finalising the number of the vendors in their respective areas.

Interestingly, SAD councillor Kuldeep Kaur Kang alleged that the MC officials do not listen to her whenever she calls them. She said that the sewerage system is totally collapsed in her ward and despite her repeated requests the officials did not listen to her. The mayor assured her that the works in every ward will be expedited.

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