Several long-pending issues,including those of the condition of villages that were transferred to the Municipal Corporation,the allowing of transfer of houses constructed by the Chandigarh Housing Board as well as the completion of a housing scheme for employees were taken up on Monday for discussion in a meeting of the local MP Pawan Kumar Bansal with the officials of the Administration.
It was after directions from the Centre that the meeting was held. As per the directions issued for the union territories under the Centre,the local MP must hold a meeting once a month with officials to discuss issues.
Among the issues that were taken up was that of the exemption of five villages that were transferred from the Administration to the Municipal Corporation from some provisions of the Chandigarh Periphery Control Act.
When the villages were transferred,certain proposals were made for these,which were never implemented. Bansal stated that the proposals should be put into action to create conditions conducive for the remaining villages to willingly join the MC.
The issue of providing water and sewerage facilities in Deep Complex,Hallomajra,was taken up with the officials. This has been a long-pending demand of the area residents. The agenda items for the work were approved in a meeting of the General House of the Municipal Corporation. However,since the Administration had not accorded approval for installation of a sewerage system,water connections cannot be provided.
The issue of lack of facilities at Industrial Area was also highlighted.
Bansal emphasised that it should not be allowed to die down.
Bansal further stated that the transfer of houses constructed by the CHB be allowed and the current system be changed.
It was pointed out that the houses to be constructed under the housing scheme for the employees be completed and handed over to the 3,900 employees. The Housing Board has been unable to start construction of the houses.
Another issue pertaining to the houses for the Economically Weaker Sections was discussed.
It was discussed that trade should be allowed to take place so that youth gets employment. Bansal said that with the meetings to be held once a month,the issues will be resolved faster.