Mandeep Kaur Narula
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Space for EV stations in parking lots: Chandigarh admn sets 3-day deadline for MC to comply

Through an August 28 letter, the Chandigarh administration had told MC to allot space within 10 days, but MC never acted on it

The MC-UT stand-off on the matter has been going on since July, when UT’s Chandigarh Renewable Energy and Science and Technology Promotion Society (CREST) had first requested MC to allow installation of EV charging stations and battery swapping stations at 44 parking lots in Chandigarh. (HT File)
Published on Sep 21, 2023 03:05 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh MC looking to arm itself with stringent property tax bylaws

The government buildings in Chandigarh alone owe municipal corporation a whopping ₹91 crore in property tax, a major source of its annual revenue

Panjab University, PGIMER, Punjab Engineering College and Chandigarh Golf Club are among the major property tax defaulters in Chandigarh. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Sep 18, 2023 12:47 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Shorter route to Chandigarh airport: After guv’s approval, land acquisition on fast track

Chandigarh admn to start issuing acquisition notices to land owners; process expected to take 1.5 years, says UT adviser

The shorter route being planned will be 60 metres wide, with three main carriageways, two service lanes and 2-metre-wide cycle tracks on both sides. (HT)
Published on Sep 17, 2023 03:17 PM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh’s Sector 15/11 underpass on track for a clean and green makeover

The ₹52-lakh project, which will be completed in 5 months, will also include beautification of shops at the adjacent Old Books Market in Sector 15, Chandigarh

Chandigarh’s only vehicular underpass was part of Le Corbusier’s master plan for the city to ease the flow of traffic along Madhya Marg. (Ravi Kumar/HT)
Published on Sep 10, 2023 01:46 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh administration to release 25 crore for cash-strapped MC

Mayor had approached the administrator for grant-in-aid funds in advance for cash-starved civic body to allow development works to continue

UT administration has announced to release <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>25 crore of grant-in-aid for MC. (HT FILE)
Updated on Sep 09, 2023 12:37 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

HC stays freezing of Chandigarh MC accounts, tells it to pay up by Sept 8

The Chandigarh MC had petitioned against the order of the CGST division of the Union finance ministry, which had ordered freezing of as many as 18 bank accounts of the civic body on September 1, as the GST dues had piled up to ₹3.37 crore till March 2021.

The Chandigarh MC was, however, told by the HC to clear the pending dues to the tune of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>3.37 crore to the CGST division Chandigarh, by September 8. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Sep 07, 2023 05:04 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

AAP boycott, Congress walkout eclipse Chandigarh MC meet to celebrate moon landing

The AAP councillors had decided to boycott the meeting, citing the MC’s “ignorance” towards crucial issues of Chandigarh

Congress and BJP councillors caught in a heated argument in the well of the House during a special meeting of Chandigarh MC convened on Tuesday. (Keshav Singh/HT)
Updated on Sep 06, 2023 01:28 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh mayor calls special House meet, AAP raps MC for ignoring crucial issues

Aam Aadmi Party councillors have decided to boycott the meeting for municipal corporation’s ignorance towards “crucial issues” of Chandigarh

In an invitation, Chandigarh mayor said, “Special house meeting will be held to thank the PM and ISRO chief and scientists behind the mission Chandrayaan-3 and the successful landing of Vikram Lander and Pragyan Rover on the south pole of the Moon, the first by any country.” (HT File)
Updated on Sep 05, 2023 04:43 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh administration, MC tussle deepens

At the MC House meeting on Thursday, councillors refused to roll back the decision on charging double parking fee from non-tricity vehicles, despite Chandigarh administrator’s directive

Even the Congress, probably for the first time, came out openly against the Chandigarh administration in the MC House meeting on August 29, over repeated intrusion by the administration in every matter. (HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 01, 2023 02:59 AM IST

Cash-strapped Chandigarh MC bans new tenders

In May this year, NGT had asked the Chandigarh administration to set aside ₹282 crore for solid and liquid waste management after it sought waiver of penalty for violations

The decision came after Chandigarh MC ring-fenced <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>282 crore from its funds for city’s waste management on the orders of the National Green Tribunal. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 31, 2023 01:59 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh: Despite Purohit’s directive, MC House firm on double parking fee

On being questioned by mayor if they were against the decision, no councillor spoke up; final call on the fee hike remains with the Chandigarh administrator

Councillors during the MC House meeting in Chandigarh on Tuesday. (Ravi Kumar/HT)
Updated on Aug 30, 2023 02:19 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Coming soon, a survey for tree health in Chandigarh

Chandigarh municipal corporation joins hands with Dehradun-based Forest Research Institute for tree enumeration at a cost of ₹23 lakh

There have been numerous instances of damage to property and vehicles due to tree collapse in Chandigarh. (HT File)
Updated on Aug 27, 2023 02:47 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Losses mount, Chandigarh MC still sitting on hiring new parking contractor

The matter is not part of the agenda for the upcoming Chandigarh MC General House meeting which is scheduled on August 29

Since February, the revenue of municipal corporation, Chandigarh, from parking lots has dipped drastically by over half. (HT File)
Updated on Aug 27, 2023 02:41 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh provides loans to 4,652 street vendors, achieves 74% of target

Chandigarh civic body provided loans, at least once, to as many as 4,652 street vendors in the city under the PM Street Vendor’s AtmaNirbhar Nidhi Scheme

Union minister of state for finance Bhagwat Karad held a review meeting in Chandigarh. (Ravi Kumar/HT)
Updated on Aug 26, 2023 05:03 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Smart Cities contest: Chandigarh shines as best UT again

Besides this, Chandigarh also emerged on the top in the “mobility” and “governance” categories in the fourth edition of the awards, which were launched by the central government in 2018

The Best UT Award was conferred on Chandigarh in recognition of its strategies, innovative ideas, solutions and key impacts achieved through its projects. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 26, 2023 02:23 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Waste collection gains pace in Chandigarh, but disposal still stuck in slow lane

After Chandigarh climbed to 12th spot last year from 16th in 2021, the municipal corporation is hoping to break into top 3 cities after several waste management initiatives

As the long-term projects for waste management projects of Chandigarh municipal corporation are months away from getting operational, unprocessed wet waste is being dumped at the Dadumajra landfill. (Keshav Singh/HT)
Updated on Aug 25, 2023 01:43 PM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh administrator says no to double parking fee for non-tricity vehicles

Banwarilal Purohit asks Chandigarh MC to roll back its decision; says there can’t be disparity in parking rates for tricity residents and those living outside

Punjab governor and Chandigarh administrator Banwarilal Purohit issued the directive during the Administrator’s Advisory Council Meeting held at Hotel Mountview on Friday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 19, 2023 09:20 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Cracked walls, leaky roofs a dampener Chandigarh Sector-24 residents

Residents of government houses in Chandigarh’s Sector 24 say their requests for long-pending repairs have fallen on deaf ears

Chandigarh engineering department officials inspected the dilapidated houses in Sector 24 recently. (HT File)
Updated on Aug 12, 2023 04:33 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Tomato prices slide to 80 per kg as Chandigarh-Shimla highway reopens

With inclement weather conditions disrupting production and supply of vegetables over the past few weeks, tomato rates had shot up to an all-time high of ₹250 per kg on July 11

Speaking about this, Harpreet Singh, a supervisor of Punjab Mandi Board in Chandigarh, said, “The production of locally grown tomatoes gets adversely affected due to increase in temperature and untimely rains.” (HT File)
Updated on Aug 11, 2023 03:53 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Mohali garbage being dumped in Chandigarh: MC chief shoots off letter to Mohali DC

Due to dumping of waste from Nayagaon and Kansal villages, a garbage vulnerable point has been created at a road leading to high court in Chandigarh, said Chandigarh MC commissioner

Garbage strewn along the road at Nayagaon village entry point in Chandigarh on Wednesday. (Ravi Kumar/HT)
Updated on Aug 11, 2023 03:53 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Eyeing better cleanliness ranking, MC cracking down on littering, non-segregation of garbage

As per solid waste management rules and the National Green Tribunal directions, the civic body challaned 933 city residents for not segregating waste at their homes, in the past two months alone

The civic body is also focusing on challaning people for littering in the Chandigarh. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 06, 2023 01:19 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh advisory panel bats for temporary water connections for peripheral villages

Aside from the temporary water connections for the Chandigarh’s villages outside of the “lal dora”, change of land-use charges, increase of collector rates and uniform height of houses were also suggested

An advisory panel suggested that for the Chandigarh set up temporary water connections for peripheral villages. (HT File)
Updated on Aug 05, 2023 06:29 PM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh: Temporary plant for wet waste moves one step closer to reality

Chandigarh MC floats tender, inviting bids from private firms to set up and operate the plant, which will help completely process city’s daily wet waste

Estimated to cost <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>10.53 crore, the proposed plant will have the capacity to process 200 metric tonnes (MT) of wet waste daily and will be set up on 5 acres cleared at the Dadumajra landfill through bio-mining of legacy waste. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 29, 2023 03:45 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh MC parking policy: Haryana leaders miffed; residents welcome monthly passes

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) spokesperson Daljit Singh Cheema said, “SAD strongly opposes the decision and demands its roll back. SAD Chandigarh president and councillor Hardeep Singh Buterla had also strongly objected to it in the House”

Political leaders of Punjab and Haryana, cutting across party lines, objected to Chandigarh municipal corporation decision, while terming it “discriminatory” and “illegal” as Chandigarh is the capital of the two states. (HT File)
Updated on Jul 27, 2023 04:33 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

8 AAP councillors suspended, marshalled out of House

AAP councillor Jasbir Singh Laddi had also broken glasses kept on the table while being dragged out by marshals

Marshal forcefully removes AAP councilors from municipal house during the MC House meeting on Tuesday. (Ravi Kumae/HT)
Updated on Jul 26, 2023 12:37 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

MC General House meet: Parking fee hiked, cars registered outside tricity to pay double the rate

At present, the civic body charges ₹7 for two-wheelers and ₹14 for four-wheelers, irrespective of the registration numbers and state

HT Image
Updated on Jul 26, 2023 12:30 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh: Congress, AAP to continue protest over new waste plant

The general House meeting will be the first after mayor Anup Gupta had suspended all 13 AAP councillors from the House meeting for a day on June 6 after they had a verbal spat with local MP Kirron Kher

HT Image
Updated on Jul 24, 2023 11:44 PM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh MC proposes hike in four-wheeler parking rates

The meeting, scheduled on July 25, will also see Chandigarh MC House taking up the proposal for free parking for two-wheelers and electric vehicles in MC’s 89 parking lots

As per the proposal, parking for non-commercial and non-electric four-wheelers as well as commercial three-wheelers in MC’s paid parking lots will be free for the first 10 minutes. But a <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>20 fee, up from current <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>14, will be levied for vehicles parked for 11 minutes to four hours. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Jul 23, 2023 04:04 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh mayor bats for free parking facility for two-wheelers, electric vehicles

If approved by the Chandigarh MC House, which is set to meet on July 25, parking for two-wheelers and electric vehicles (including four-wheelers) will be made free in all 89 parking lots in the city

Currently, the Chandigarh MC charges <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>7 for two-wheelers and <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>14 for four-wheelers. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 22, 2023 03:25 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh: CREST for setting up EV charging stations in MC parking lots

Nodal agency for implementing Chandigarh Electric Vehicle policy, CREST has written to the municipal corporation for space in 44 parking lots

MC will table the agenda before the House for approval during the next meeting on July 25. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 21, 2023 01:44 AM IST
By, Chandigarh
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