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Chandigarh: Tree health survey in 45 sectors completed

MC has removed nine trees on the recommendation of the institute which were found hollow during the ultrasound survey. So far, the team of FRI has surveyed as many as 1,34,000 trees, covering more than 45 sectors in Chandigarh, and has also carried out ultrasound on more than 300 trees.

Chandigarh municipal corporation (MC) along with Dehradun-based Forest Research Institute (FRI) has completed tree enumeration and health status assessment of trees in the city’s sectoral areas and will now start the survey in erstwhile villages. (Representational image)
Updated on Jul 18, 2024 07:24 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh: War of words erupts between BJP councillor, mayor

BJP councillor Saurabh Joshi accused AAP mayor Kuldeep Kumar Dhalor of using derogatory language and demeaning gestures during the MC’s House meetings in Chandigarh

BJP councillor Saurabh Joshi said mayor Kuldeep Kumar Dhalor openly showed grudges towards him after becoming mayor as he is pretty active in voicing the needs and demands of the people of Chandigarh. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 14, 2024 07:50 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Extend Anindita Mitra’s tenure or send fresh panel: Chandigarh to Punjab

Since May this year, UT administration has been writing to the Punjab govt to extend her tenure, which ends on August 23, due to her good services in Chandigarh

Anindita Mitra, a 2007-batch IAS officer of the Punjab cadre, had joined as municipal commissioner on August 23, 2021. (HT File)
Updated on Jul 12, 2024 09:16 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh MC: Hold officials accountable for joyride mishaps

Chandigarh councillors have tabled an agenda to appoint officers to inspect the swings and games at sites offering amusement rides and deem them responsible in case of any mishap

The UT administration had escalated safety inspections across all joyride zones in Chandigarh following the tragic death of 11-year-old Shahbaz in a toy train mishap at Nexus Elante Mall, last month. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 11, 2024 08:12 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh mayor adjourns MC House meet amid uproar over remarks on Anil Masih

During the House proceedings, an agenda was being discussed on declaring Chandigarh “7 star garbage-free city”, when Anil Masih, who attended the House for the first time since the mayoral poll controversy, proceeded to share a few suggestions on the city’s cleanliness

INDIA bloc and BJP councillors engaged in a heated argument during the MC House in Chandigarh on Tuesday. (Ravi Kumar/HT)
Updated on Jul 10, 2024 08:14 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh MC House resolves to push ahead with free water, parking projects

Attending his first House meeting, MP Manish Tewari, backed by councillors from all parties, termed Chandigarh administration’s decision to strike down MC resolutions ‘illegal’

Addressing the MC House, MP Manish Tewari termed Chandigarh administration’s decision to reject approved MC resolutions without serving a notice illegal. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 10, 2024 07:56 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh mayor left red-faced as AAP leaders oppose back-lane lighting plan

Former Chandigarh AAP president terms ₹8.19-crore plan to install lighting in all back lanes of various sectors, already approved by the mayor, a waste of money

Chandigarh mayor Kuldeep Kumar Dhalor supported the proposal, stating, “I believe, lighting in back lanes is important for public safety. The agenda will be discussed in the House, where councillors will take a call on it.” (HT File Photo)
Updated on Jul 09, 2024 07:58 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh MC mulling to light up back lanes in sectors

₹8.19-crore proposal, envisaged to avert illegal activities, will be tabled for discussion and approval in Chandigarh MC House meeting on Tuesday

Besides this, MC is also planning to amend terms and conditions for allotment of kiosks at Night Food Street, Sector 14, opposite PGIMER. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 07, 2024 07:36 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Tomato prices in Chandigarh double in 2 weeks, touch 60 per kg

The apni mandis in Chandigarh will now export tomatoes from other neighboring states due to which the rates are expected to climb further

Tomatoes rates have shot up by 100% at Chandigarh’s apni mandis, going from <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>30 per kg on June 21 to <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>60 per kg on July 3 (HT Photos)
Updated on Jul 04, 2024 09:46 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Monsoon’s here, but Chandigarh’s Sector 40 road still torn up for sewer work

Dug-up road is posing threat of major cave-ins amid the rainy season; work will be completed in a week, says Chandigarh MC chief

The work, spanning from Sector 40 to Sector 42, has led to road closures and uprooted sidewalks for the past few weeks, already causing inconvenience to commuters and residents alike. (Keshav Singh/HT)
Updated on Jul 03, 2024 08:54 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Civic tenders in Chandigarh take a hit amid MC’s fund crunch

All the development related projects, including those approved in Finance and Contract Committee (F&CC) and General House of the MC--re-carpeting roads, laying of paver blocks, renovation or upgradation of community centres, beautification of market areas, toilets and cremation grounds, or horticulture related projects-- have been stalled due to financial crisis

The Chandigarh civic body is only able to pay monthly liability, including salaries and funds required for water supply and sewerage management, which run up to <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>60 crore per month. (HT)
Updated on Jul 01, 2024 07:30 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh MC razes illegal structures at Manimajra temple amid protests

Civic body cites SC order; mayor rebuts saying decisions being taken without consulting the Chandigarh’s elected representatives

Chandigarh MC teams taking down illegal constructions at the temple complex in Manimajra. (Sant Arora/HT)
Updated on Jun 21, 2024 06:32 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Congress-AAP do a U-turn on leasing out agricultural land in UT periphery

The proposal, however, approved by committee members, including five councillors (two each from AAP and BJP and one from Congress), but was recommended to table the agenda in the House meeting on June 11 for final consideration

The proposal, backed by Congress and AAP councillors, was being objected to by BJP councillors and even AAP leader Prem Garg (HT file photo for representation)
Updated on Jun 19, 2024 08:40 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh MP Manish Tewari takes on admn, questions decision to scrap ‘free water’ plan

Taking to X, Tewari wrote that the Chandigarh administration had skipped serving a show-cause notice to the municipal corporation (MC), as is mandated under Section 423 of the MC Act which was invoked by the administration to set aside the resolutions.

Member of Parliament (MP) Manish Tewari said the UT had not served a show-cause notice mandatory under the MC Act before scrapping the ‘free water’ plan. (HT File)
Updated on Jun 19, 2024 08:20 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh: BJP councillors object to hiring ‘highly paid’ experts for project management unit

Chandigarh MC plans to hire eight employees, for two years at a cost of ₹6 crore; this includes a team of experts in various areas

As per Chandigarh MC officials, the unit is required to provide direct assistance to the corporation in ensuring effective implementation and coordination of programmes. (HT file photo for representation)
Updated on Jun 18, 2024 08:18 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh: 345 challans slapped on people for wasting water

As part of its annual drive against water wastage, the civic body has also disconnected water connections of nine violators and issued notices to 2,014 for overflowing overhead/underground tanks or leaking pipes

From April 15 to June 30, Chandigarh MC has prohibited water wastage between 5.30 am and 9 am to conserve water during summer months. (HT File Photo/For representation only)
Updated on Jun 16, 2024 07:50 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Will fulfil free water, power promises to Chandigarh, says Manish Tewari

Says Chandigarh administrator’s decision to hike parking rates and reject free water proposal reeked of political partisanship

Newly elected Chandigarh MP Manish Tewari on Friday also visited the MC office in Sector 17 to understand its functioning and issues. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 15, 2024 07:48 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh MC budget okayed with only 5-crore hike from last year

With its annual expenditure pegged at ₹1,885.3 crore, MC is now staring at acute fund crunch; it is hoping to generate ₹633 crore from income heads compared to ₹530 crore last year

While approving the budget, Chandigarh administrator Banwarilal Purohit said, “MC erred in passing the budget in its meeting held on March 6. Though explanation was furnished by the municipal commissioner in this matter, the UT administration found the same to be contrary to the procedure required to be followed, as per the legal opinion of the senior standing counsel.” (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 14, 2024 08:52 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Jolt to AAP-Congress as Chandigarh admn clears hiked parking rates, says no to free water

Led by INDIA bloc councillors, the Chandigarh MC House in March had cleared the proposals for free parking and free water

While reviewing the 24X7 water project, Chandigarh administrator Banwarilal Purohit said MC’s total expenditure was increasing on a year-on-year basis, while the revenue had not increased proportionately. Therefore, free water cannot be allowed. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 14, 2024 08:48 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh MC seeks more teeth to tackle faulty water meters

Around 32,000 water meters in Chandigarh have been lying defective for the past five years due to which consumers have been getting a flat bill irrespective of their water consumption

At present, as per provisions of the byelaws, as amended from time to time, it is responsibility of consumers to get defective/lost/stolen water meters replaced within one month from the date of issue of water charges bill of defective meter. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 13, 2024 08:40 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh: Chaos unfolds as BJP councillor suspended over ‘exaggeration’

BJP councillors stage walkout after the mayor suspends BJP councillor Saurabh Joshi for diverging from main topic while discussing installation of an automated waste segregation plant at Dadumajra

AAP and Congress councillors offering sweets to BJP councillors to celebrate Manish Tewari’s win during the MC House meeting on Tuesday. (Ravi Kumar/HT)
Updated on Jun 12, 2024 08:50 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh MC to auction agricultural land

The MC is proposing that the lease shall be for a period of one year from the date of allotment which can be renewed for a maximum of five years, but the extension will be provided on an annual basis as per terms and conditions

Chandigarh’s newly elected MP Manish Tewari will not attend his first house meeting after elections. (HT file photo for representation)
Updated on Jun 11, 2024 08:34 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Cremation ground renovation on Chandigarh MC’s mind

With ₹7 crore, MC aims to upgrade the entire pavement of the premises, connecting sheds, entire parking area, old pyre area, Muslim Graveyard and Bahai Gulistan, toilet and public health services, and street light and electrical services

Chandigarh civic body officials said that the cremation ground premises also required to be made differently abled friendly. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Jun 09, 2024 07:40 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

CHandigarh MC planning to set up plant to segregate mixed waste at Dadumajra dump

The civic body collects around 500 tonnes of waste daily, of which around 300 tonnes is wet waste, including horticulture waste, while the remaining is dry waste

The automated waste segregation plant is planned to come up at a cost of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>5.22 crore. (Keshav Singh/HT)
Updated on Jun 09, 2024 07:42 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Elections over, Chandigarh MC reverts to development works

F&CC to meet today to take call on agendas, including deployment of more monkey catchers, extension of contract for animal birth control (ABC), etc.

Under the MCC, no new House meeting or F&CC meeting could be held and no new developmental project could be initiated. (HT File)
Updated on Jun 07, 2024 09:18 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Decoding the ballot, analysing the city’s voting patterns

Tandon, however, managed to retain his party’s support from BJP councillors’ areas, including that of Saurabh Joshi, former mayor Anup Gupta, former mayor Sarabjit Kaur, Kanwarjit Singh Rana, and Rajinder Kumar Sharma

With AAP’s support, Congress’ Tewari was expecting a big win from colonies and erstwhile villages as these are dominated by AAP councillors. (Keshav Singh/HT)
Updated on Jun 06, 2024 09:06 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Down-to-wire contest as lead swings through counting in Chandigarh

Out of the total 4,48,547 polled votes in Chandigarh, Manish Tewari got 2,16,657 votes whereas Sanjay Tandon got 2,14,153 votes

INDIA bloc candidate Manish Tewari, along with party workers and supporters, celebrating his victory in Chandigarh on Tuesday. (Keshav Singh/HT)
Updated on Jun 05, 2024 06:09 PM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh: Barring Tewari, Tandon, 17 candidates lose security deposit

As per the Election Commission of India, if a candidate fails to get 1/6 of the total valid votes franchised in the constituency, then the commission seizes the amount deposited by the candidate

Every candidate must deposit a security of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>25,000 in the case of a parliamentary constituency. (HT File)
Published on Jun 05, 2024 06:09 PM IST
By, Chandigarh

In Chandigarh, Manish Tewari wins a cliffhanger

Congress’Manish Tewari polled 2,16,657 votes against Sanjay Tandon’s 2,14,153 votes in a nail-biting finish where his lead swung up and down through the counting process

Manish Tewari was able to make the most of his experience of past polls and ran an aggressive campaign. (Keshav SIngh/HT)
Published on Jun 05, 2024 05:54 PM IST

Seasoned Tewari or debutant Tandon? Suspense on UT’s next MP ends today

Counting of votes to determine winners of Chandigarh, Anandpur Sahib, Patiala and Ambala seats; in Chandigarh, though 19 candidates are vying for victory, the battle is primarily between Tewari and Tandon

BJP candidate Sanjay Tandon offering prayers at Radha Madav Mandir in Sector 34, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 04, 2024 08:40 AM IST
By, Chandigarh
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