Proposal to buy tractor-trailers on rent on F&CC meeting agenda

F&CC meeting

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, June 4

For the lifting of garbage from wards in all four Assembly constituencies, the Municipal Corporation (MC) is planning to buy tractor-trailers on rent for a year. A proposal in this regard will be tabled at the F&CC meeting of the MC on June 8. It will be the second F&CC meeting in the past 10 days.

Notably, as per the agenda for the Jalandhar West constituency and North constituency, as many as six tractor-trailers, a driver and two labourers on contract will be required. An estimate of Rs57.73 lakh has also been prepared for the same.

For the Central constituency, seven tractor-trolleys, a driver and two labourers will be required and an amount of Rs67.35 lakh will be spent.

As many as five tractor-trailers will be required for the Jalandhar Cantt. constituency and an estimate of Rs48.11 lakh has been prepared.

Besides, maintenance of sewerage and purchasing of sewer jetting hose pipe will be discussed.

At the last meeting held on May 29, proposals for lifting of garbage at Wariana and purchasing of two earth movers at a cost of over Rs70 lakh were discussed.

Meetings have started taking place after a gap of three months because of the lockdown. The General House meeting, which was to be held in March, was also cancelled when the state started reporting Covid cases.

Meeting of adhoc sanitation committee held

Members of the sanitation ad hoc committee discussed the issue of a staff shortage at ayurvedic dispensaries, which come under the Municipal Corporation, during a meeting on Thursday.

At the meeting, the members discussed that there are 10 ayurvedic dispensaries in the city, but only five ayurvedic medical officers are working and there is no pharmacist.

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