Tribune News Service
Amritsar, August 13
Mayor Karamjit Singh and Commissioner Komal Mittal jointly stated that the Municipal Corporation was making all possible efforts to provide ultra-modern sanitation facilities to the residents of the holy city. “We mostly receive complaints regarding tardy lifting of garbage. Therefore, keeping this in view, the MC has set up a complaint room at the Ranjit Avenue Office in order to bring transparency in work,” he said.
The complaint centre has been set up under the Municipal Solid Waste Management project in which people can lodge any complaint regarding garbage lifting. The MC also flashed a toll free number 1800-121-4662 to register complaints regarding sanitation. Complaints received from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm will be dealt on the same day and complaints received after the office time will be dealt by 10:00 am on next day.
The Mayor said the Municipal Health Department was fully active during the pandemic and a commendable work had been done by the sanitation workers. Garbage lifting is being done on a daily basis in the city at present but still if any citizen has any grievance related to it, he can lodge his complaint. It would be addressed in a timely manner, said Mayor.
MC to act against illegal buildings at petrol pumps
Estate officer of the Municipal Corporation asked the MTP wing to submit report on illegal restaurants and hotels being functional at petrol pump premises in the city. There are several petrol pumps, where hotels and restaurants have been constructed illegally.
Deputy Mayor Younis Kumar had written to the Chief Minister, Secretary Home Department and Minister for Local Governments in this regard. Deputy Mayor claimed that he had asked the Municipal Town planners to provide the details of illegal hotel and restaurants at petrol pumps. But the MTP wing officials did not respond to the letters of Deputy Mayor.
The experts claimed that no such buildings can be constructed around the petrol pump as it poses threat to the lives in case of some untoward incident. The petrol pump owners have constructed the buildings in pump premises without any approval from the government. Not only on the GT road, the commercial establishments are also operational even in congested areas of the city. In case of fire at petrol pump, major tragedy can happen due to the negligence of the MC.
Yesterday, Estate office cum in-charge of Illegal Building Removal Committee, Sushant Bhatia has written a letter to MTP wing to provide a detail report on the issue to take appropriate action within three days.
Bhatia claimed that these hotel and restaurant owners didn’t have any approval or NOC. These buildings are illegal and violate the building bylaws. “MC will take appropriate action soon,” added Sushant.
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