Group Housing Cooperative Societies Chairman Satish Chandra Sharma submitted a representation to Union Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal to highlight the fact that development of internal infrastructure,in the group housing societies across Sectors 48-51,for which Chandigarh Housing Board had collected several hundred crores of rupees,had in fact been approved in the year 1994.
Notably during this year Land allotment letters under the 1991 scheme were issued to the eligible societies wherein discriminatory clauses were inserted by the Board.
Information obtained by the council under the RTI Act 2005 has revealed that proposal for internal development within the chunk by the engineering department has been approved. Chandigarh Housing Board will deposit the funds at the rate of Rs. 210/- per sq. Yd for this purpose with the Chandigarh Administration.
This approval is contained in a letter from the then Finance Secretary to the Chairman of the Chandigarh Housing Board.
Sharma apprised Bansal that if the Board had followed the directions of the Chandigarh Administration,residents of the group housing societies would not stand to suffer the malaise of under development of the area.
WW-II veteran,passes away
Brigadier Jagir Singh,a retired World War II veteran passed away on Saturday. He was 90. Brig Jagir Singh was also a part of the Indian Army during the insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir in 1965. He had joined the Army as a Lieutenent,at the age of 17. He served for 30 years before he retired and setlled in Chandigarh. His last years were mostly spent in reading, said his son D P Singh,MD,Punjab and Singh Bank. Brig Singhs cremation will take place at the Cremation Ground,Sector 25,at 4 pm on March 17 (today).