Wednesday, March 7, 2001,
Chandigarh, India

C H A N D I G A R H   S T O R I E S


Community centre issue to figure in panelís meeting
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 6
The Finance and Contract Committee of Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh, will take issues pertaining to management of community centres though public participation, relocation of nurseries and proposal to levy service charges from cattle keepers at its meeting tomorrow.

The other items on the agenda include revision of water supply bye-laws amendments, reviewing the policy of levying charges on the cable operators and publication of quarterly newsletter of MC Chandigarh. The item of strengthening the main road in Karsan in Phase I and II at an estimated cost of Rs 19.7 lakh and grant of arrears of risk allowance to sewermen with effect from June 1, 1996, will also come up in the meeting.

The controversial issue pertaining to relocation of nurseries is likely to be finalised at this meeting. Approval is also likely to be accorded to reduction in installation of tubewell charges. The proposal to levy service charges of Rs 50 per cattle head per month will also be considered in the item pertaining to collection and removal of cow dung from four UT villages.

The members will also take up the item pertaining to deposit of funds to the tune of Rs 27.28 lakh for the renovation/special repairs and maintenance of slaughter house in Industrial Area, Phase-I during 2000-2001. The ground rent charges to be levied on both sector cable operators and multi system operators will also be decided.

The agenda item of granting permission to hold functions in parking areas/concrete areas and other undeveloped green belts will also be discussed in the meeting. It is proposed that Rs 100 per pole be charged as damages charges in addition to the existing charges from those using these places for holding functions in parking areas in front of the market and other such areas.

The committee will also discuss the supplementary agenda comprising the transfer of V-3 roads and few parking spaces to the Administration for recarpeting as a one-time measure. The other items pertain to fixing annual charges for using open spaces adjoining hotels for various functions; recarpeting of three other roads in Mani Majra; re-auction of booths in Sector 22 and 17 subway on rental basis and collection of removal charges on the eve of the festival and permission to sell a discarded tractor and trailor with the MC sub-office at Mani Majra. 


Pollution board officials visit Industrial Area
Tribune News Service

SAS Nagar, March 6
Following complaints of air pollution caused by factories in the Industrial Area adjoining Phase 1 here, the Chairman of the Punjab Pollution Control Board, Mr Ajay Mahajan, visited the area last night, especially the Ranbaxy factory.

Mr Mahajan directed his subordinates to enquire into the matter. Several residents of the town have been presssing upon the state government to take perventive measures to check air pollution in the area. Mr A.S. Bhatti along with other members of the residents welfare association had called upon the chairman yesterday on this issue. 

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