Charanjit Singh Teja
Tribune News Service
Amritsar, September 18
A meeting of the Finance and Contract Committee of the Municipal Corporation was held under the chairmanship of Mayor Karamjit Singh at the head office in Ranjit Avenue here on Saturday.
As many as 248 proposals were presented last time on September 8 and 19 fresh proposals were taken up on Saturday. The proposals of development works worth crores were presented for consideration and several were unanimously approved. However, a number of proposals objected by deputy mayor Younas Kumar were still pending. Development work proposals with excessive cost were not approved.
Apart from this, a resolution was also passed in the meeting to conduct third-party audit of all development works carried out by the MC.
The development works of the operation and maintenance (O&M) wing, civil wing, street light wing and health wing in all wards of the city was approved, which included installation of new tubewells, laying of drinking water supply lines to prevent leakage of water, de-silting of sewerage in various parts of the city for smooth operation of sewerage, construction of manhole chambers and levelling and repair of sewerage cover below the level of roads.
Mayor Karamjit Singh said crores of rupees have been spent for the development of the holy city so far and the Municipal Corporation was fully committed for the overall development of the city. He said there was no shortage of funds for development works in the city.
Deputy Mayor Younas Kumar said his objection raised during the last meeting on September 8 was again ignored. He refused to mark his attendance in protest.
Others present on the occasion were Commissioner Malwinder Singh Jaggi, senior deputy mayor Raman Bakshi, deputy mayor Younas Kumar, councillor Damanjit Singh, councillor Gurjeet Kaur and MC officials were present.
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