Koral ‘Purnoor’, Demokretic Front, Chandigarh, 13th December :
A meeting regarding the implementation of Chandigarh Master plan was held today under the chairmanship of Sh. Dharam Pal, Adviser to the Administrator. The top-notch officers of the Chandigarh Administration comprising Sh. Nitin Yadav, Home Secretary, Sh. Vijay N Zade, Finance Secretary, Sh. Vinay Pratap Singh, Deputy Commissioner, Smt. Anindita Mitra, Commissioner Municipal Corporation and SSP Chandigarh, Smt. Manisha Chaudhary.
The meeting highlighted various development projects of Chandigarh including heritage conservation of Capitol Complex, schools & colleges etc, upgradation of social infrastructure, physical infrastructure, development of villages, regional issues with neighbouring states. The Adviser took the progress report of the planned upcoming projects from all the major departments of the Chandigarh Administration.
Plans of upgrading the Government houses into stay homes to promote tourism in the city has also been proposed. With an aim to make Chandigarh a Cultural hub, various cultural projects like the upgradation of Beant Singh Memorial and creating of new exhibition centre was also taken up by the officials. The Administrator also announced the construction of ten new schools in the city to strengthen the education framework in the city. The work on four schools would be taken up during this financial year and the construction of other schools would be taken up gradually.
To strengthen the health infrastructure in the city, the Adviser has directed the concerned authorities to expedite the work of creation and upgrading dispensaries into the health and wellness centres, and also start the work on creation of Advanced Centre of Infectious Diseases and Regional Trauma centre at GMCH 32.
Planning and Development of various pockets of Manimajra were also discussed. Adviser stressed the need to take immediate action for development of longitudinal green belts and cycle tracks in the city. Planning Department was directed to submit action plan within a week.
The final agreement for Chandigarh 24×7 water supply project will be signed between the Municipal Corporation and French Government’s Agence Francaise de Development (AFD) on December 16 which is the most awaited project of the Corporation. The Commissioner Municipal Corporation also apprised the committee about the upgrading all the STP’s by March 2023. Sh. Dharam Pal, Adviser to the Administrator directed the officials to expedite all the development works in a time bound manner and submit the action taken report in the next meeting.
Secretary Education, Secretary Industries, Secretary Culture, Chief Conservator of Forest, Chief Architect, Chief Engineer were also present in the meeting.