Following Chandigarh Newsline’s campaign and after the MC facing flak from all quarters on bad roads of the city, the detailed agenda of technical and condition survey of the roads and their renewal plan will be placed before the House for discussion. The House meeting is scheduled to be held on Monday.
Panchkula has already begun 100 per cent waste segregation and fines are being imposed on those who are not doing it. Chandigarh had kicked off the drive of waste segregation in June 2017 and it has been over two years that the city is still struggling to achieve this.
Kher made this statement during the Administrator’s Advisory Council meeting and conveyed to the administration and traffic policemen that they should not go slow or soft on issuing challans to all those violating the traffic rules.
The recommendations in the draft parking policy, include two cars to be parked inside a house, dedicated high frequency bus service on three major roads of the city and provision of two gates in small houses.
No vehicle will be allowed in the specific stretch that will be earmarked by the administration. At present, it becomes risky for visitors to cross the road from parking to Sukhna Lake due to the traffic.
Chandigarh Superintending Engineer Shalender Kumar told Newsline, “We just got to know that a leakage has been reported. Water was being released from the third pump when there was a leakage. It will take at least three to four days to repair it.”
As per the agenda that is being prepared, 20 per cent tax is likely to be levied on tickets priced at Rs 100 and below while 30 per cent tax will be levied on tickets above Rs 100. In most multiplexes, the tickets are priced above Rs 100.
Information sought under the Right to Information (RTI) Act revealed that the department of forest and wildlife installed 24 such boards near the trees and five more are to be installed. The exercise which could have been done in a few thousands will cost almost Rs 2.50 lakh to the exchequer.
The letter by convener of the coordination committee of the government MC employees said, “I have been directed to address your good self to reconsider and scrap the move of mandating GPS-enabled watches for the MC employees, as the move will create an impact of great resentment and agony among the MC staff."
With the Panjab University student council elections scheduled to be held on September 6 and the campus already abuzz with activities, Chandigarh Newsline takes a look at where are former Presidents are at the moment.
Congress councilor Devinder Singh Babla said that all hopes of the civic body had come crashing down. “His Excellency came to the Municipal Corporation and everyone in the MC had high hopes that the situation of the civic body will improve as we expected that grants will.
Residents have opposed the tower to the hilt, citing environmental and health hazards. Last week, they met civic commissioner Yadav and expressed concern that there was a school within 100 yards of the site.