STF chief inspects demarcation of nullah

Once identified, encroachments along Buddha Nullah will be removed, says MC chief

STF chief inspects demarcation of nullah

STF chief Satguru Uday Singh, Municipal Commissioner Pardeep Kumar Sabharwal and other officials at a site along the Buddha Nullah in Ludhiana on Thursday. Tribune Photo

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, July 9

The Municipal Corporation has started the demarcation of Buddha Nullah for removing encroachments. A number of encroachments have allegedly come up alongside the nullah.

Chairman of Special Task Force (STF) for Buddha Nullah Satguru Uday Singh (head of Namdhari Sect) inspected the ongoing demarcation work on the nullah today. He also held a meeting with officials of various departments, including the MC and the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB). Municipal Commissioner Pardeep Kumar Sabharwal was also present.

The STF chief has given instructions to the PPCB to conduct a survey of dairies and dyeing units in the city. A report on the scattered dairies and dyeing units has also been sought.

The MC has hired a private firm for demarcation of the nullah. Sabharwal said the demarcation process had been started. “Officials of the Drainage Department and the Revenue Department are involved in the demarcation process. Once the encroachments along the nullah are identified, steps will be taken for their removal,” he added.

During the inspection, the MC chief also noticed a number of dairies located on Bhamian Road outside the MC jurisdiction. The PPCB officials have been asked to conduct a survey of these dairies. An official said the waste from these dairies was released into nullah.

Meanwhile, members of the Punjab Dyers Association said: “One CETP has been completed. Work on the remaining two plants in Focal Point and on Tajpur Road will be completed within four months after we get subsidy amount from the government,” said Bobby Jindal of the Punjab Dyers Association.

A review meeting regarding the rejuvenation of Buddha Nullah project is scheduled for July 20 in Chandigarh. The MLAs of those constituencies from where the nullah passes through are expected to attend the meeting.

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