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Thursday, 11 February 2021

Take the jab, Badnore on fight against Covid

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 10

During a meeting of the Administrator's Advisory Council, suggestions poured in from members regarding the regularisation of constructions outside Lal Dora, converting plots from leasehold to freehold, reducing the water tariff and setting up a cow commission.

The meeting was held after a gap of 17 months. The members also discussed allowing nursing homes in residential areas and providing the industry with the facility to convert from leasehold to freehold.

UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore appealed to the citizens to take advantage of the vaccines being provided free of cost by the Centre. He mentioned how the battle against Covid was fought with coordination among various agencies in the tricity.

The Administrator complimented the members of the sub-committees of the council for giving their recommendations. He appealed to the members to give their views on the recommendation in writing to the Administrator.

CB Ojha, Chief Engineer, gave a presentation on completed projects such as houses in medical college and restoration of Capitol Complex. He also mentioned about several upcoming projects such as a community hall, an international centre, police housing and a multi-level parking at the District Courts Complex. Former MP Pawan Kumar Bansal appreciated the efforts of the Administration in restoring the buildings in the Capitol Complex.

Former MP Satyapal Jain requested for more houses for the urban poor, regularisation of the constructions outside Lal Dora, setting up a Mazdoor Bhawan and enhancing the old-age pension.

He demanded that need-based changes carried out by the allottees of the houses by the CHB be regularised by giving one-time relaxation on the Delhi pattern.

Meanwhile, the Administrator informed the members that they would hire a private consultant to study a model of a village in UT for the regularisation of constructions outside the Lal Dora.

Mayor Ravikant Sharma demanded that RLA funds should be passed on to the Municipal Corporation and more grant-in-aids be given to the MC for developmental works in villages.

Local BJP president Arun Sood demanded that the shop owners should be allowed to cover the courtyard

Congress Councillor Devinder Singh Babla demanded that plots be converted from leasehold to freehold and Chandigarh Housing Board's households should be allowed additional construction.

BJP leader Sanjay Tandon stated that the proposal for outer-ring road should be expedited and stray dogs' pound/shelter be constructed.

Justice Jasbir Singh demanded that Lokayukt, Police Complaint Authority and Human Rights Commission should be set up in the city.

Meanwhile, a senior UT official said the proposal to set up nursing homes in the residential areas would be sent to the sub-committee on health for suggestions. Backed by local MP Kirron Kher, the sub-committee on urban planning had already rejected the proposal.

'Will hire private consultant'

The Administrator informed the Advisory Council members that they would hire a private consultant to study the model of a village in the UT for the regularisation of constructions outside the Lal Dora.

from The Tribune

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