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Tuesday, 27 October 2020

MC House to dwell on water tariff hike

Sandeep Rana
Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, October 26

Residents can hope for a revision in the new water tariff and sanitation workers may get rid of GPS-enabled wrist watches as the two contentious issues will be taken up during a physical meeting of the Municipal Corporation House on October 29.

It will be the first time after the pandemic hit the city that a physical House meeting will be held. Since April, the meetings have been held via video-conferencing.

"The agenda for the House meeting will include revision of the water tariff, watches for workers and rent reduction for Sector 23 booths. We will discuss the difference brought about by the watches in the past three months even as the cash-starved MC paid Rs18 lakh a month," stated Chandigarh BJP president Arun Sood. The ruling BJP chief has formed a committee to look into the waste collectors' issue.

About the meeting

Mayor Raj Bala Malik agreed to hold a physical meeting due to party pressure, said a senior leader.

Sources said a BJP core committee meeting was held yesterday. It was attended by sangthan mantri Dinesh Kumar, Sood, party's general secretaries, former Mayor Asha Jaswal, Mayor Malik and others. "She was asked to hold a physical meeting or face a no-confidence motion. She was also told to consider all tabled agenda items. Thus, she had to relent," added a party leader.

Meanwhile, Malik could not be contacted for comments.

from The Tribune

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