Munieshwer A Sagar is a principal correspondent at Chandigarh and reports on real estate.
Articles by Munieshwer A Sagar
UT had raised eight objections to its own proposal of allowing conversion, but SC termed all of these as “untenable” and pointed flaws in each of the UT’s arguments
The civic body plans to purchase 10 machines, each of which will cost the MC around ₹55,000, for processing cow dung and producing briquettes
With this all-weather machine, the Chandigarh MC can carry out road patchwork even during winters and monsoon, which was earlier impossible. As per officials, all different stages of patch work are integrated in a single machine, and it takes only a few hours to complete the task.
In its letter to the MHA, UT officials write, “If commercial and industrial plots are converted to freehold, there will be a shortage of properties with the administration.”
The Chandigarh administration had first sent a proposal for ministry’s in-principle approval in April 2021, which was followed by four reminders
With majority of the registered street vendors defaulting on monthly payments, the municipal corporation will take up the issue with the newly constituted Town Vending Committee on September 9
Amid opposition from AAP councillors, Congress, BJP and SAD councillors unite to give the go-ahead to the Goa tour, while adding Mumbai to the itinerary and extending it from four to six days
The finance department has created a corpus of ₹5 crore, to be used to fund subsidies for buyers; with this allocation, officials estimate that subsidy can be given to around 500 buyers; there will, however, be a cap on the number of vehicles getting the subsidy. In case of e-cycles, the first 25,000 buyers will be eligible for the subsidy; for e-two-wheelers, the number stands at 10,000; e-cars 2,000; autos 1,000 and e-cars (commercial) first 1,000.
Over 800 buildings of Punjab, Haryana and central governments in Chandigarh, and even UT administration, are among the list of defaulters, who are being sent recovery notices with a two-week deadline
To evoke more response, as many as 62 of the existing 310 docking stations are likely to be relocated, as proposed by the agency managing the public bicycle sharing project in Chandigarh
With the public bicycle sharing system struggling to generate adequate funds to make the project self-sustainable, it has been a rough ride for the green initiative over the last two months.
In its second attempt at allotting the work for legacy waste removal, the Chandigarh municipal corporation on Friday finalised the firm
Within days of cut in liquor prices in Punjab under its new excise policy, contractors in Chandigarh are reporting 50% drop in sales
In a bid to recharge groundwater levels in Chandigarh and boost rainwater harvesting, two water bodies in Sarangpur and Kaimbwala villages which had earlier dried up are being revived. The work will be completed in August 15
Adding more cheer to the Independence Day event will be the public that remained in low numbers amid sombre celebrations for the last two years
For the upgrade for Chandigarh MC slaughter house, a consultant is being hired to prepare a detailed project and tender document; the modernised slaughter house is expected to be ready in two years
Chandigarh takes up issues of allowing conversion of leasehold commercial and industrial properties to freehold, and rationalisation of misuse charges; but no decision was taken by MHA
The fine for unsegregated waste ranges from ₹232 to ₹11,576 per default, depending on the category of the housing unit
The UT personnel secretary has written to all administrative secretaries and heads of departments to continue with old rules till fresh ones are finalised by the Chandigarh administration
FASTag for quick payment, a guidance system on whether to enter the parking lot at all and booking facility among host of improvements being planned by Chandigarh MC
A total of 98 commercial and 17 residential properties will be put up for auction, likely on August 16, with reserve prices slashed by 15%
SC in July had taken a serious note of the Chandigarh administration passing the buck to MHA for delay in policy decisions
The Chandigarh MC, after a detailed survey of all localities in the city, has identified 514 households which are regular defaulters, and giving mix garbage without segregation, said MC commissioner Anindita Mitra.
Home minister Amit Shah said that the drug problem is greater in Punjab as it is a border state and therefore, more effort will have to be made to tackle it
Speaking after inaugurating a two-day national conference on drug trafficking and national security, Shah emphasised the importance of tracking the funding behind network that dealt in drugs.
Amit Shah’s day-long visit is unlikely to see the UT administration taking up any long-pending policy matters with him; but major announcements by the home minister cannot be ruled out, say UT officials
Chandigarh’s legacy waste removal project: Firm makes lowest bid of ₹79 crore, MC to try to bring it lower
The other two companies quoted much higher bids of ₹122 crore and ₹126 crore; in Chandigarh MC’s last attempt too, bids were higher than ₹100 crore
₹14-lakh tour planned to visit Goa to study its waste processing technology; agenda to come up before the Chandigarh MC General House at its July 29 meeting
The Chandigarh engineering department has invited tenders from interested agencies for the ₹26.79 crore project that is expected to be ready by May-June next year
The Chandigarh administration is planning a new road from the T-point intersection of Vikas Marg (coming from Sector-43 ISBT) and Purv Marg (coming from Tribune Chowk)