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Dues pending, Chandigarh Municipal Corporation grapples with rising cost of water supply
Wed, Mar 22, 2017

THE CHANDIGARH Municipal Corporation’s revenue from water bills is not even half of the expenditure incurred by the civic body on the maintenance of water supply. Going by the data with the civic body, the difference between the expenditure and the revenue kept increasing every year. The civic body’s failure to recover its water dues […]

Chandigarh consumed over 1 crore bottles of liquor in 11 months
Mon, Mar 20, 2017

Of this, 93 lakh bottles were of Indian Made Foreign liquor (IMFL) while consumption of country-made liquor bottles was just 7,01,333.

MC moots 10 per cent hike in property tax on commercial and residential properties
Mon, Mar 20, 2017

To bring Hallomajra, Kajheri, Palsora, Maloya and Dadumajra within purview of commercial tax.

Chandigarh administration proposes to adopt lottery system for allotting vends
Sat, Mar 18, 2017

The UT proposes to abolish the quota system and introduce shop licence fee by which they aim to earn Rs 127 crore per annum.

Chandigarh: Contractors, parking attendants may be fined for ‘misbehaviour’
Thu, Mar 16, 2017

Sources in the corporation said that it was decided to make this offence after several councillors found themselves in heated exchanges with parking lot attendants over their free parking pass.

Punjab election results 2017: Now race for passes to swearing-in
Wed, Mar 15, 2017

While city Congress chief Pardeep Chhabra is trying to get an invitation for the swearing-in, other members are approaching people close to Captain Amarinder Singh.

Chandigarh: Smart city, smarter facilities
Mon, Mar 13, 2017

What can you expect to get under the Smart City project? Here’s the lowdown

Chandigarh mulls green tax for commercial vehicles
Fri, Mar 10, 2017

The UT Administration has failed to take any action against commercial vehicles, mainly diesel autorickshaws, which have been the key reason for the city air becoming more polluted.

Heat is on: This summer, Chandigarh to look beyond J&K for additional power
Thu, Mar 09, 2017

The J&K government has outstanding dues of Rs 18 lakh per month that are required to be paid as wheeling charges to the National Load Dispatch Centre (NLDC).

Chandigarh: To meet quota targets, liqour vend owners slash prices
Wed, Mar 08, 2017

There are 99 liquor vends operating in Chandigarh.

Chandigarh Municipal Corporation mulls over tax for professionals
Mon, Mar 06, 2017

Those whose salary is between Rs 9,000 and Rs 12,000 will have to shell out Rs 150 per month while those above Rs 12,000 will pay Rs 200 per month.

Chandigarh: Solar power plants only at 55 out of 6,000 houses of 500 square yards
Sat, Mar 04, 2017

Chief executive officer (CEO), Chandigarh Renewable Energy Science and Technology (CREST), Santosh Kumar said, “The awareness will take some time.”

Chandigarh MC proposes hike in water tariff: For domestic use, pay Rs 25 per KL for 60-80 units
Sat, Mar 04, 2017

The rates are likely to go up more after the 24X7 water supply is started.

Hike in Parking rates: Councillors demand complimentary passes
Thu, Mar 02, 2017

Mayor gets 100 passes, senior deputy mayor and deputy mayor get 50 each while residents have to bear the brunt.

Smart city mission: Now, all sectors to get makeover in first phase
Thu, Mar 02, 2017

Wi-Fi hotspots, interactive kiosks, street cafes and open places where weekly markets and recreational activities will also be developed.

Guidelines of Animal Welfare Board of India: Parks not to be out of bounds for dogs
Wed, Mar 01, 2017

The order stated that all boards fixed outside the parks that say “dogs and pets are not allowed in the parks” be removed at the earliest.

Closing Chandigarh’s Sector 22-B parking lot unviable, says Municipal Corporation
Tue, Feb 28, 2017

Civic body says move might attract ire of people, traders.

BJP View: Rate hike only after smart parking facilities in Chandigarh
Sat, Feb 25, 2017

According to the smart parking system, there will be a central server connecting the management of all the parking lots.

Garbage woes for Chandigarh civic body: Writes to govt to include city in solid waste plant
Fri, Feb 24, 2017

Municipal joint commissioner Manoj Khatri said: “We have written to the urban local bodies of the Punjab government to incorporate us in the cluster they are planning at a village near Dera Bassi.”

Chandigarh: Trouble for vehicle owners who have simple number plates and HSRPs
Fri, Feb 24, 2017

No agency to fix HSRPs, Chandigarh administration floats tender again

Chandigarh: New MC councillors to get lessons on how to speak in House
Thu, Feb 23, 2017

With the BJP having majority of its newly elected councillors, the party itself is holding a training session for them by roping in experts from Mumbai.

Plastic-to-fuel plant: Plan finds no mention in Chandigarh civic body budget
Wed, Feb 22, 2017

A team of councillors had even gone to Chennai to see the technical feasibility of the plant. The team went after a company who had a similar plant in Chennai, had given a presentation about the concept during a House meet.

Pending flyover project: MP Kirron Kher approaches Nitin Gadkari to appoint NHAI consultants
Tue, Feb 21, 2017

Even days after the engineering wing had called for expression of interest for the appointment of a consultant, no one came forward.

Chandigarh: Salaries of 25 engineers in deep freeze after audit finds no record of Rs 48 crore
Tue, Feb 21, 2017

Temporary advances are sanctioned to meet petty and emergent expenditure where no condition is imposed initially regarding its utilisation or unspent balance if any.

Chandigarh: UT engineering wing builds new cycle tracks, MC repairs them
Mon, Feb 20, 2017

These bicycle-sharing points will be introduced at Sector 17 Plaza, Panjab University, Sukhna Lake, Rose Garden, PGI and other busy places in the city.

With 2,144 posts lying vacant, MC grapples with staff shortage; Joint Commissioner writes to Chandigarh Administration
Mon, Feb 20, 2017

The worst hit department is the fire department where 362 posts are lying vacant; of the vacant posts, 216 are those of firemen.

Rose Festival: MP Kirron Kher gets job promise for fireman’s wife — from stage 
Sat, Feb 18, 2017

During the function, a cheque for Rs 30 lakh was given to Manisha, wife of Pawan Kumar, fireman with the Fire and Emergency Services Department, MC

Chandigarh: Garbage plant in limbo as firm refuses to take over
Fri, Feb 17, 2017

“We have to get another company by March because it would be difficult. We need an alternative immediately. The UP-based company backed out,” said a senior official.

Chandigarh: Civic body uses up Rs 197 crore from fixed deposits in a year 
Fri, Feb 17, 2017

At the House meeting, the MC Commissioner had clearly specified that there was an urgent need to generate revenue as the financial condition of the civic body was really bad.

Chandigarh Deputy Commissioner okays helicopter rides, with a rider for MC: ‘Ensure safety’
Thu, Feb 16, 2017

In turn, the municipal corporation is putting the onus of safety on the company that is organising the rides.

Chopper rides at Rose Festival: More than 150 tickets sold but no safety plan in place so far
Wed, Feb 15, 2017

WITH JUST three days left for the much-awaited helicopter rides at the Rose Festival, the Municipal Corporation is still unclear about the procedures for the safety audit of the two aircraft that will ferry people throughout the day. According to air safety officers at Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), not only must the operator […]

Chandigarh MC expected revenue of Rs 158 cr but got Rs 112 cr till December
Tue, Feb 14, 2017

An official said that the MC could not earn revenue of over Rs 5 crore from parking lots as most of them were lying vacant.

Chandigarh Rose Festival: Company offering chopper rides does not have requisite flying permissions
Tue, Feb 14, 2017

Deputy Commissioner says will give permission only when other authorities give the go-ahead.

Chandigarh Sector 17 Plaza: For new look, old buildings to get hydrophobic coating
Mon, Feb 13, 2017

With time, there is algae formation as well. With this special kind of coating, it would resist bacteria too,” said a senior official of the UT engineering wing.

The cut and paste? As the civic body prepares to finalise its budget, here’s what you can expect from it
Mon, Feb 13, 2017

This fiscal year, the MC mentions constructing an underpass at Sector 17 ISBT and Aroma light points, a project that was proposed way back in 2014.

From Feb 17 to 19 Rose Festival: Flying start to chopper rides as 60 tickets sold on Day one in Chandigarh
Sat, Feb 11, 2017

Before the chopper ride, the passengers will have to fill out a “passenger manifest” form. Special security checks will be carried out for each passenger.