Provide all essential services to residents on time, Amritsar MC staff told : The Tribune India

Provide all essential services to residents on time, Amritsar MC staff told

Mayor, Municipal Corporation Commissioner review development works

Provide all essential services to residents on time, Amritsar MC staff told

Encroachments galore at Heritage Street in Amritsar. Photo: Sunil Kumar



Tribune News Service

Amritsar, July 26

Mayor Karamjit Singh and Municipal Corporation Commissioner Kumar Saurabh Raj today conducted a joint meeting with heads and deputy heads of various departments of the Municipal Corporation, Amritsar, at Maharaja Ranjit Singh Panorama Company Bagh, in which all development works were reviewed.

In the meeting, the Mayor welcomed the newly appointed Commissioner. Officials from the operation and maintenance (O&M), civil, health, water supply and sewerage, municipal town planning (MTP), property tax, estate wing, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, Municipal Solid Waste and Advertising Departments were present in the meeting.

The officials were strictly told to provide all basic services to residents on time.

The Mayor and Commissioner asked Superintending Engineer Anurag Mahajan about the activities being done by the O&M Department. Mahajan said the department was facing staff shortage and secondly due to sewer system being affected due to digging of roads by various companies under their projects, the problem of contaminated water was being reported, but these complaints were being immediately resolved by the field staff and clean drinking water was being continuously supplied to the city dwellers.

“Besides, the roster wise sewerage lines are cleaned in every area with super sucker machines and jetting machines so that the city dwellers do not face any problem during the rainy season,” he added.

During the meeting, the Mayor said the Municipal Corporation, Amritsar, had spent crores to develop roads and sewerage, but the development of the city was being affected by the projects of private companies. Therefore, the departments concerned were asked to refrain from issuing no-objection certificates to these companies.

Instructions were given to the MTP Department that no illegal construction should be allowed in the city and actions should be taken within the ambit of law.

On the issue of temporary encroachments on Heritage Street, the Estate Department was instructed that lakhs of pilgrims come daily to visit the religious and historical places of the city, but illegal encroachments were tarnishing the image of the Municipal Corporation, on which the Commissioner ordered the Estate Officer to remove these illegal occupations permanently with the help of the police department as well as SGPC officials.

The Mayor and Commissioner instructed the Health Department to keep the sanitation system of the city clean. They said the work being done by the sanitation staff was commendable, but more effort was needed to bring the city to top number in the country in terms of cleanliness.

At the end of the meeting, the Mayor and Commissioner said a separate meeting would be held for each department to review the development works of the city and asked the Civil and O&M Departments to prepare and submit the pending cases for approval of the committee in the meeting of the finance and contract committee which will be held in the coming days.

In today’s meeting, Joint Commissioner Deepjot Kaur, SE Anurag Mahajan, Dapinder Sandhu, Sandeep Singh, Bhalinder Singh, AE Gurpal Singh, Karan Kumar, Health Officer Dr Kiran Kumar, Dr Rama, MTP. Secretary Meharban Singh, Vishal Wadhawan, Rajinder Sharma, Daljit Singh, Estate Officer Dharminderjit Singh, Superintendent Loveleen Sharma, Jagjit Singh and representatives of MSW were also present.

Order removal of encroachments

  • Instructions were given to the MTP Department that no illegal construction should be allowed in the city and actions should be taken within the ambit of law
  • Departments concerned asked to refrain from issuing no-objection certificates to private companies that dug up roads for their projects
  • The MC Commissioner has ordered the Estate Officer to remove illegal encroachments on Heritage Street permanently with the help of the police department and SGPC officials
  • The Mayor and Commissioner instructed the Health Department to keep the sanitation system of the city clean

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