Thursday, April 19, 2001,
Chandigarh, India


C H A N D I G A R H   S T O R I E S


1,000 kg ‘unsafe’ food items destroyed
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 18
The health wing of the Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh (MCC), while initiating action against the cut-fruit vendors under the Epidemic Diseases Act have seized and destroyed over 1,000 kg of food articles which had kept for sale under insanitary and unhygienic conditions and exposed to dust and flies.

In the surprise checks carried out in various parts of the city, 680 kg of ice and ice candies, cut-fruits and vegetables weighing 200 kg, sweets and other eatables amounting to 90 kg, sugar cane and fruit juices weighing 20kg and 10 kg meat and meat products were destroyed. Initiating action against the cut-fruit and juice vendors, the civic personnel seized as well as destroyed their articles and warned them to avoid selling things which were not fit for human consumption.


F and CC meeting today
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 18
The Finance and Contract Committee (F and CC) meeting of the Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh, slated for tomorrow will take up various issues, including modernisation of slaughter house, granting permission to water melon sellers and sugarcane juice sellers to carry on their business on MC land, strengthening of various roads and augmentation of streetlights in the city.

The shopkeepers in various parts of the city may not be given permission to put up stalls outside their shops for long periods. The guidelines for putting up these stalls in market and on the road berms are going to be reviewed. The city Mayor, Mr Raj Kumar Goyal, had in a note sent to the MC Commissioner recently pointed out that shopkeepers seek permission to put up stalls for 2-3 days, but continue to put.

Besides this, few old issues like restricting the permission to use open spaces to the residents of that area on the recommendation of the area councillor; according approval to revised estimates of carpeting of roads; construction of new roads and recarpeting of existing roads will also come up for discussion. The guidelines regarding permission given by the MC authorities for putting up stalls in various markets and road berms will also be reviewed.

The other important items on the agenda are allotment of work for removal of cattle/cow dung from four UT villages; augmentation of streetlights on Purva Marg between Sector 28, 29 and Industrial Area, Phase-I.

The 20 items on the agenda also include estimates for recarpeting three V-6 roads namely Sector 28-A; road in front of PASCO motors in Industrial Area, Phase-I, and another one passing through oil mill to Industrial Area, Phase-II. The estimates for constructing new roads and recarpeting existing roads in Ambedkar colony, Palsora ; storm water drainage scheme in rehabilitation colony Maloya; construction of road and parking in Industrial Area, Phase-I, near public health store, will also be considered. The construction work of parking area in SCO No 92-110, in front of Bank square in Sector 17 and SCO 118-127, near grid sub-station, is also on the agenda. Back

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