The new bus stand is only being used by some government buses. Despite the bus operators using the land outside the PUDA office, the district administration and the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) have not taken any action.
At present, there are 50 wards in the city including six villages. The MC is also going to take over the sewerage lines of sectors 76 to 80 and sectors 66 to 69, as per the new arrangements with the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA).
The officer concerned with the project said that the consumers will have to visit the link provided on the website and submit the property’s number, following which the gateway for bill payment would open.
The tenders will be opened this month-end. If the MC again fails to find bidders, the tenders will be floated again. In case the MC fails to get the bidders for a third time as well, the work will be allotted to the person who would come first.
The MC planned to set up the permanent vending zones which were to be allotted to the registered vendors. The civic body have issued identity cards to only 270 out of the 993 vendors who were identified in the survey.
The Municipal Corporation officials told Chandigarh Newsline that the revision in the rates was due for a long time and a proposal was brought to the MC House meeting to hike the rates from Rs 5 per square foot per day to Rs 20 per square foot per day.
Dr Arvind, professor (Physics) and coordinator(Outreach) at Indian Institute of Scientific Education and Research (IISER) speaks to The Indian Express about the Quantum Computing project undertaken by the union government.
An officer of the property tax branch of the MC told Chandigarh Newsline that the company C and C Constructions which built the bus stand paid Rs 2.5 lakh in 2014-2015 as property tax but after that the MC did not receive the property tax.
A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of the Finance and Contracts Committee on Thursday. The MC had invited bids from firms having expertise in catching the stray cattle. Two companies applied and the MC decided to give the contract to Rajasthan-based Rajbir Associates.
Dr Samrat Ghosh, an assistant professor in the Chemical department at the Indian Institute of Scientific Education and Research (IISER), tells The Indian Express about how important the ban was and how people must adapt to the replacement of plastic.