Realtors stated that no one wants to come forth for the leasehold properties because one has to pay hefty ground rent every year and even after paying crores for 99 years, the ownership of the property is not in the name of the person.
The tenders were floated for operation and maintenance of public toilets of ward 4 and 15, 13 and 24 markets worth Rs 36.54 lakh, those in ward 6 and 7 markets worth Rs 36.54 lakh, in ward 14 and 15 at an amount of Rs 31.32 lakh.
Following the approval of the grant, UT Administrator V P Singh Badnore on Friday morning called the municipal councillors along with UT Adviser Manoj Parida and MC Commissioner K K Yadav, and announced Rs 152 crore for the corporation.
Officials of the Chandigarh Pollution Control Committee attributed the poor air quality to stubble burning in adjoining areas of Punjab and Haryana. As the air quality dropped to very poor category, it suggests that there is respiratory illness on prolonged exposure.
Chandigarh MP Kirron Kher had conveyed a message to the administration and traffic policemen attending the meeting that they should not go slow or soft on issuing challans to all those violating the traffic rules.