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Chandigarh: Senior deputy mayor, deputy mayor inaugurate public health works

Sood could not attend the function, as his mother was not ill.

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Senior deputy mayor Devesh Mudgil started public health work at Dadumajra Colony on Wednesday, May 18 2016. Express photo

To save their BJP councillor from embarrassment, Senior Deputy Mayor Davesh Moudgil and Deputy Mayor Hardeep Singh inaugurated the public health works in his ward after Mayor Arun Sood cancelled his plans at the last minute.

Sood could not attend the function, as his mother was not ill. Sat Prakash Aggarwal then immediately requested Moudgil and Singh to inaugurate his works as people in the Dadumajra Colony had already gathered and were waiting for the official ceremony.

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Talking to the Chandigarh Newsline, Moudgil said: “ When I went, Aggarwal told me that the mayor could not come because his mother was ill. So we inaugurated it.”

The work of shifting sewer and water lines outside the houses and installation of pavers was started at an estimated cost of Rs 4.35 crore. Earlier same work was done from house No. 1 to 409 at an approximate cost of Rs 2 crore and remaining area from house No. 1144 onwards will be completed by the end of this financial year at an estimated cost of Rs 7.25 crore.

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Area councilor Sat Parkash Aggarwal said that this was the big problem faced by the residents of Dadumajra colony since last 20 years. He said the water pressure in the Dadumajra Colony would get better with this project .

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Aggarwal said since the mayor’s mother was not well and the public had gathered, he had requested Moudgil and Hardeep Singh to inaugurate it.