Governor announces the releases of 132 cr special grant to MCC
The Voice of Chandigarh News:
V.P. Singh Badnore, Governor of Punjab and Administrator, UT, Chandigarh announced to release a special grant of Rs. 132 crores to the Municipal Corporation Chandigarh.
In a meeting held in the Punjab Raj Bhavan, the Governor expressed his concern over to complete the ongoing projects of Municipal Corporation and announced the release of Rs. 75 crores (including Rs. 63 crores for road re-carpeting), Rs. 19.60 crores for increasing the storage capacity of water tanks, Rs. 9.50 crores for removal of Dark spots, Rs. 14.95 crores for operation and maintenance of villages and Rs. 13.03 crores under village development fund.
The meeting was attended by Raj Bala Malik, Mayor, Manoj Parida, IAS, Adviser to the Administrator, Ajoy Kumar Sinha, IAS, Finance Secretary, K.K. Yadav, IAS, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation Chandigarh, Ravi Kant Sharma, Senior Deputy Mayor, Jagtar Singh Jagga, Deputy Mayor and other councillors of MCC.
While expressing her happiness over the release of grant, the Mayor extended thanks to the Governor of Punjab & Administrator, Chandigarh. She said that it was made possible through the best efforts of each councilor and team of officers of MCC. She also extended thanks to Manoj Parida, IAS, Adviser to the Administrator, UT, Chandigarh and Ajoy Kumar Sinha, Finance Secretary for their best possible efforts for the release of grant.
The Mayor and councillors raised demands for strengthening sewerage system in the villages, release of due revenue share of MCC as per the Act, provision of funds for construction of community centres, policy to convert V-6 roads into cement concrete roads, time-bound recarpeting of roads falling under the jurisdiction of Chandigarh Administration, allotment of adjoining space to the MCC near Community Centre, Sector 29 for its expansion, enhancement of capacity of sewer lines in the villages recently transferred to the MCC, removal of eclipse trees inside the compounds of govt. schools etc.