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Munieshwer A Sagar is a principal correspondent at Chandigarh and reports on real estate.

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Chandigarh MC to rope in private player to process bio-medical waste

Even though the Chandigarh MC had pushed for collection of segregated waste nearly four years ago, it was only four-five months ago when it provided for collection of household generated bio-medical waste. Its more than 500 door-to-door garbage collection vehicles are now equipped with dedicated bins for collection of bio-medical waste.

As per estimates, Chandigarh generates around 750kg of bio-medical waste per day. The household bio-medical waste will be incinerated at the company’s industrial area-based facility. (HT File)
Published on Jul 25, 2022 02:44 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Road safety: Still a long way to go for Chandigarh tricity

RITES, that is working on a comprehensive mobility plan to resolve the burgeoning traffic woes in the Chandigarh tricity, has found Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula equally lacking in the road safety parameter

Chandigarh is ahead of Mohali and Panchkula in terms of non-motorised transport facilities, as per RITES’ findings. (HT Photo)
Published on Jul 23, 2022 05:49 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Regularisation of building violations: CHB committee says no to Delhi pattern

CHB committee says 100% regularisation of all violations within boundary and within skyline, as done in Delhi, cannot be permitted here

For the past few months, CHB has been regularly demolishing building violations and penalising the violators. (HT Photo)
Published on Jul 22, 2022 02:46 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh MC wants more powers for its estate officer to act on encroachments

Chandigarh MC commissioner has written to the secretary, local government, Chandigarh, for powers for its estate officer under the Public Premises Act

Currently, Chandigarh MC can act only against temporary encroachments and has to move the SDM court for permanent ones. Even in the recent drive, where MC took possession of 12.48 acres in Manimajra on July 15, the action was possible only after a lengthy process, say officials. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 21, 2022 04:06 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

SC asks Chandigarh admn, MHA to meet and iron out pending policy issues

Despite several reminders, approval for conversion of commercial and industrial properties from leasehold to freehold, and rationalisation of misuse and building violation charges remain pending with MHA, Chandigarh admn told SC

In the action-taken report, the Chandigarh administration contended that multiple property related matters were pending with MHA. (iStock)
Published on Jul 21, 2022 04:05 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh | To ease property pangs, panel recommends slew of measures

High-powered committee suggested that collector rate (rather than market value) must be basis of conversion charges

The committee, which is headed by Chandigarh MP Kirron Kher, also recommended that a temporary roof be put up in Sector 7 and 26 shop-cum-offices and additional activities be allowed in industrial areas. (Representative Image/HT File)
Updated on Jul 20, 2022 02:45 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Carmel Convent tree collapse: Fresh survey finds 72 dead, dry trees at Chandigarh schools

Chandigarh adviser has given the civic body, and UT engineering and forest departments a week to cut these trees down

Since the tree collapse at Carmel Convent on July 8, the UT administration has already removed two heritage trees at Vatika School, Sector 19 (in picture), and Government Nursery, Sector 23. (HT Photo)
Published on Jul 19, 2022 02:09 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh far from being cycle-friendly to encourage mass switch, says RITES report

To encourage more walking and cycling, RITES has recommended a stronger network of footpaths, cycle lanes and public bike sharing scheme, in terms of both quantity and quality, across the tricity

RITES through its survey found that only 9% of Chandigarh opt for walking or cycling for daily commute. (HT File Photo)
Published on Jul 19, 2022 02:09 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Public transport, not pvt vehicles, preferred choice for Chandigarh residents: RITES report

Around 88% people in Chandigarh are willing to shift from their existing private transport mode to a better public transport system, states the RITES report

Currently, only 16% of Chandigarh’s population is using public buses, while the majority rely on private vehicles. (HT Photo)
Published on Jul 16, 2022 03:11 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Half of Chandigarh’s daily traffic originates outside the city: RITES report

Most people travelling to Chandigarh from neighbouring cities and peripheral areas are doing it for work, followed by business

Around 46% of the transit traffic arrives in Chandigarh daily to either reach a destination in the city or pass through it to reach other locations in the wider tricity area. (HT Photo)
Published on Jul 15, 2022 02:16 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Smart Grid Project: Chandigarh electricity dept told to expedite installation of smart meters

The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) has directed the Chandigarh electricity department to expedite installation of smart meters under the Smart Grid Project and submit the progress report within a month

Under the Smart Grid Project, 24,149 existing meters have been replaced with smart ones so far, as per the Chandigarh electricity department. (Representative image/HT)
Published on Jul 15, 2022 12:18 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh: Mild power tariff hike for domestic users after 4 years

Power tariff for 0-150 units slab increased by ₹0.25; no change in other domestic consumption slabs; rates of one commercial category, along with bulk supply, decreased

The last increase in the domestic and commercial power tariff in Chandigarh was in 2018-2019. (HT)
Published on Jul 14, 2022 02:09 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh leasehold to freehold conversion: Ex-administrator’s stance 2015 still a roadblock

Shivraj Patil, former Chandigarh administrator, had in a 2015 file note expressed strong opposition to the conversion

Ex-administrator’s stance 2015 still a roadblock for Chandigarh’s leasehold to freehold conversion process. (HT File)
Updated on Jul 13, 2022 02:34 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Another life lost in tree collapse, will Chandigarh admn finally learn a lesson?

A few years ago, both Chandigarh administration and MC had conducted a survey of trees in their respective areas; in the survey of the latter, 1,037 dry and 258 dangerous trees were revealed

The tree that claimed the life of a Carmel Convent student on Friday is 250 years old, as per the heritage plaque installed by the UT administration on the school campus in Sector 9, Chandigarh. (Ravi Kumar/HT)
Updated on Jul 09, 2022 03:15 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

9 underpasses needed to tackle growing traffic problems in Chandigarh tricity: RITES

Interim report of the comprehensive mobility plan for tricity suggests vehicular underpasses at nine junctions in Chandigarh and geometric improvements at six more across the tricity

With a population of over 12 lakh and 15 lakh registered vehicles, Chandigarh has the highest density of vehicles per household in the country, leading to acute traffic problems (HT Photo)
Published on Jul 08, 2022 03:18 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Synthetic running track on Sukhna Lake gets Chandigarh administrator’s nod

The synthetic track will come in place of the current jogging track, though it will be wider. The current jogging track runs along the length of the lake starting from the main entry to the regulatory end

Chandigarh administrator Banwarilal Purohit on Wednesday gave in-principle approval for a synthetic running track at Sukhna Lake. (HT PHOTO )
Updated on Jul 07, 2022 03:35 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh’s waste processing plant to go full throttle in three months

Currently, the plant in Chandigarh;s Sector 25 processes less than half of city’s daily wet waste, while the dry waste is not processed at all and is dumped at the Dadumajra landfill

Chandigarh’s poor solid waste processing was among the primary reasons for its sharp slide from the 16th position in the 2020 Swachh Survekshan rankings to the 66th spot in 2021. (HT File Photo)
Published on Jul 06, 2022 03:05 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh: Syncing of property records to make access easy across all agencies

Soon city residents will not have to run from pillar to post to get their property records synced with different government agencies in city like MC, UT estate office or the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB).

A change in property status in the records of one agency would be synced automatically with all other agencies. (Getty Images/iStockphoto/ Representation image)
Updated on Jul 05, 2022 04:15 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

No vacant land in sight, Chandigarh admn to shelve land pooling policy

The land pooling policy was aimed at bringing the development of city’s villages on par with developed sectors, also mandated by the Chandigarh Master Plan-2031

Instead of land pooling policy, the Chandigarh administration is now exploring other options for village development. (HT Photo)
Published on Jul 04, 2022 02:49 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh MC turning coconut shells into fuel, ropes

More than one tonne of coconut shell is generated everyday in Chandigarh, mainly from roadside sellers

The Chandigarh MC has deployed eight garbage collection vehicles to collect coconut shells from 26 sites across the city. (HT Photo)
Published on Jul 02, 2022 02:58 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh MC general House meeting: AAP, BJP councillors spar over location of 50-bed hospital

While BJP’s agenda proposed the construction of the hospital in Ward 14, AAP’s agenda demanded that it be brought up in Ward 15; both zones fall in Dhanas

AAP and BJP councillors arguing in the well of the Chandigarh MC House on Thursday (Keshav Singh/HT)
Updated on Jul 01, 2022 03:07 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh | From July 15, hefty fines await those not segregating waste

To push for greater compliance, the MC will start aggressive challan drive from July 15. The fine ranges from ₹232 to ₹11,576 per default depending upon the category of the unit.

It has been more than three years since the MC mandated the segregation of waste at the source. But, the percentage of segregated waste is currently hovering around 65% to 70%. (HT File)
Published on Jun 30, 2022 02:52 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh’s property tax system to go high-tech

Employing high-tech solutions, Chandigarh MC aims to strengthen its property tax management system to widen the tax base and improve grievance redress mechanism

Currently, all property tax assessment in Chandigarh is done manually based on a survey that assesses the properties under the tax net, their covered areas and categories – residential, commercial, industrial, etc. (iStock)
Published on Jun 28, 2022 03:03 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

CCTV cameras now watching 16 police stations in Chandigarh

As many as 604 cameras keeping an eye on all activities at these police stations to protect citizens’ rights

Cameras will be monitoring live the entire premises of these police stations and recording all their activities, which can be used by authorities to evaluate any incident. (HT)
Published on Jun 22, 2022 02:22 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Data-driven governance | Chandigarh to come up with ward index to identify, rectify problem areas in city

The Integrated Command and Control Centre (ICCC) will be the hub to collect, analyse and share real-time information by syncing the data of different departments

A meeting under the chairmanship of Chandigarh adviser Dharam Pal was held here on Monday to discuss the road map for ICCC. The ICCC was inaugurated on March 27, 2022 by Union home minister Amit Shah. (HT File)
Published on Jun 21, 2022 02:06 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh admn’s focus back on bringing more housing schemes

For years, Chandigarh admn has failed to introduce any new housing schemes, particularly affordable ones; meanwhile, housing prices have become less and less affordable

In the absence of private developers, Chandigarh residents depend solely on the administration for new projects. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Jun 20, 2022 02:09 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

On a standstill for over a year, stray dog sterilisation to finally start in Chandigarh on June 25

After failing to attract firms to undertake the dog sterilisation drive despite multiple tenders, Chandigarh MC has finally handed the task to Compassion for Animal Welfare Association, an NGO

Chandigarh MC will pay the NGO <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1,700 per dog for catching, sterilising, deworming and providing post-operative care. (HT Photo)
Published on Jun 18, 2022 01:59 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh MC embarks on ambitious pan-city tertiary water coverage plan

Aiming to conserve potable and ground water, Chandigarh MC plans to supply recycled water to all sectors, villages and industrial areas for irrigation of lawns, parks and fields, as well as to the Sector-42 lake, through an ₹89-crore project

Under the comprehensive City Water Action Plan, the Chandigarh municipal corporation will be doubling the recycled water supply in the city at a cost of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>89 crore. (HT File Photo)
Published on Jun 17, 2022 01:54 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh MC assumes mantle for development projects in 13 villages

The Chandigarh MC takes over from UT administration, which was entrusted with road carpeting & electrical work in city villages

Chandigarh MC took over the mantle for development projects in city 13 villages. (HT File)
Updated on Jun 16, 2022 02:18 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

RERA to go after new illegal constructions in Chandigarh villages

Villages in Chandigarh have seen a major spurt in new commercial and residential spaces by developers, which come under the scanner of the RERA

While the older completed constructions, which came up before the enforcement of the RERA Act, are out of RERA’s purview, all new and under-construction commercial and residential projects have to register and get approval from the authority. (HT File Photo)
Published on Jun 15, 2022 03:14 AM IST
By, Chandigarh
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