Kharar MC to augment water supply

To meet the increased demand for water in the summer season,Kharar Municipal Council (MC) on Thursday decided to augment the drinking water supply from March 1 onwards.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: February 19, 2010 4:53:14 am

To build houses for 4 officials

TO meet the increased demand for water in the summer season,Kharar Municipal Council (MC) on Thursday decided to augment the drinking water supply from March 1 onwards. The MC has decided to provide a daily 11-hour supply in three shifts — 4 am-9 am,12 noon-1 pm and 5 pm-10 pm. To ensure uninterrupted supply,the MC would also install generator sets at its remaining 12 water supply tubewells. Sixteen tubewells already had generator sets,said MC Executive Officer Vijay Kumar Gupta.

A resolution to this effect was unanimously adopted at a general House meeting of the MC,chaired by its officiating president Himmat Singh.

In another decision,the MC would build new houses for its president,estate officer,assistant municipal engineer and junior engineer in a plot of land near Sunny Enclave in Desumajra and Fatehullapur villages. While a sum of Rs 19.5 lakh each was approved for the houses of MC president,EO and AME,an expenditure of Rs 16 lakh was approved for building the JE’s house.

Also,the civic body resolved to construct its new office on a 2.5-acre plot on the Kharar-Morinda road in Khanpur village,selected by a three-member committee,comprising MC EO,president and senior vice-president. The present MC office is located near the Kharar bus stand and its shifting will pave the way for construction of a new bus stand here.

Besides approving the ongoing reassessment of disputed House Tax levy in the city,the MC House also accepted a proposal from MC superintendent to waive the interest and offer a 10 per cent rebate to those willing to pay the levy as per the House Tax assessment for the year 2007-08.

The civic body also approved estimates worth around Rs 1 crore for undertaking various development works,including laying of water supply and sewerage pipelines,construction of public toilets,developing green belts,parking lots,rain harvesting and construction of an approach road to the garbage disposal site.

The MC House also approved an estimate of Rs 4.35 lakh to construct a memorial gate in the memory of late Punjab Cabinet Minister Capt Kanwaljit Singh on the Kharar-Mohali stretch of National Highway-21 near Nijjer Transport Company.

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