Shifting of Fazilka bus stand runs into rough weather : The Tribune India

Join Whatsapp Channel

Shifting of Fazilka bus stand runs into rough weather

Civic body opposes govt’s proposal

Shifting of Fazilka bus stand runs into rough weather

The newly constructed bus terminal building at Fazilka Tribune photo



Praful Chander Nagpal

Fazilka, December 28

Having remained embroiled in controversies since the beginning, the issue of shifting of the bus stand from the old building to the new one has again run into rough weather as the Congress-dominant Fazilka Municipal Council has opposed the reported proposal of the state government for the transfer of land and building of the bus stand to the Transport Department.

The MC is keen to ensure that the bus stand starts operations immediately so it could earn a profit but the Transport Department had allegedly refused to shift to the new building on plea that they would have to shell out extra expenses in new building.

To resolve the issue between the Local Bodies and the Transport Departments, Minister Laljit Singh Bhullar in a meeting held in Chandigarh in presence of senior officers of both the departments, the Fazilka MLA and officials of the district administration on December 7, had directed to swap the buildings of new and old bus stand.

He had also instructed the officials concerned to work out the plan of transferring the land at the earliest.

But it seems that the proposal did not go down well to the Fazilka municipal Council.

Council president Surinder Sachdeva and five-time councillor Surinder Kalra, in a statement issued today, said the council will not transfer the building of new bus stand in favour of Transport Department at any cost. “How can we transfer the prime land in favour of the Transport Department? We cannot betray the residents. Moreover, the proposed income pouring in from entry fees shall have to be sacrificed, adversely affecting the development works in Fazilka,” said Kalra.

#Congress #fazilka


Top News

Days after attack on consulate, Iran fires 300 drones, missiles at Israel

Days after attack on consulate, Iran fires 300 drones, missiles at Israel

99% shots thwarted: Israel; G7 condemns ‘brazen attack’ | Bi...

Iran-Israel crisis tests India’s diplomacy

Iran-Israel crisis tests India’s diplomacy

New Delhi finds itself in a delicate spot to do the balancin...

It’s official, Channi to fight from Jalandhar

It’s official, Punjab ex-CM Charanjit Channi to fight from Jalandhar

Congress’s Punjab list of 6 out, Dharamvira picked for Patia...

Pro-poor, anti-graft push in BJP’s sop-free manifesto

Pro-poor, anti-graft push in BJP’s sop-free manifesto

Simultaneous polls, UCC, CAA promised | NRC, MSP skipped


Cities

View All