Residents of Sector 40 are waiting for the reopening of post office in their area for the past six years.
Members of the welfare association MIG-1 houses, Sector 40, said, “Catering to the postal needs of Sector 40 and adjoining sectors and villages, a post office which was functioning since 1989 in a rented house of the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) was closed six years ago.”
The Chandigarh division of the department of post and CHB were engaged in a bitter battle more than five years ago in which the latter forcibly got vacated the post office, resulting in its closured on July 19, 2006. Both departments have been shooting off letters to each other ever since the CHB got vacated the post office.
More than six years have passed after the post office was closed, but the authorities are dilly-dallying on the re-opening of the post office, much to the inconvenience of people.
Association general secretary SK Khosla said on January 4, 2007, the then UT administrator General SF Rodrigues (retd), while inaugurating an e-sampark centre at Sector 40, had categorically told the gathering that a post office would be re-opened shortly, but to no avail.
There is no other post office catering to Sectors 37, 38, 38(West), 39 and 40, along with villages and colonies, and in the absence of a post office people have to go to Sector 36 for availing essential postal services.