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MC commissioner orders probe into defunct chlorinators

chandigarh Updated: Sep 11, 2012 23:59 IST
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The municipal corporation commissioner Vivek Pratap Singh on Tuesday ordered an enquiry into the 50 defunct chlorinators installed at tubewells in the various southern sectors.

The commissioner has constituted a three-member committee headed by additional commissioner Lalit Siwach and given it a week's time to file its report.

On September 4, HT had highlighted how companies, which were allotted work of maintenance and running of 76 chlorinators last month, had refused to take charge of the chlorinators installed at tubewells for three years now. The companies had, in fact, already submitted their decision in writing to the concerned officials.

As per the terms and conditions of the allotment of work, chlorinators were to be handed over to them in a working condition, but the companies conducted a survey and found that some 50 of the 76 chlorinators were non-functional.

The survey further revealed that in certain cases, electrical starters, motors, brass valves of chorine cylinders were missing and the fittings did not exist. The MC had, during this time, continued to supply unchlorinated water to several southern sectors and colonies.