MC gaffe puts 2 weddings at same venue same time

  • Hillary Victor, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Jan 22, 2015 12:10 IST

The booking branch of the municipal corporation had two families in knots on Wednesday, as it had allotted the Sector-23 community centre (Janjh Ghar) to the two parties for the same date and time (Wednesday).

Unaware of the MC’s blunder, the two families turned up at the venue with tents, chairs and cooks.

The issue was sorted only after one of the families was given space at the Sector 22 community centre, though at an additional charge of Rs 6,100.

The families were left fuming at the bungling.

Ram Singh Yadav, an MC employee had booked the venue through the Sector-17 e-sampark in October last year. He was finally asked to shift.

The wedding of his daughter to the Sector-22 community centre.

Jagdish Chand, an employee with the Chandigarh Housing Board and a resident of Sector 45, had got his booking done through the booking counter at the MC office in July last year.

Ram Singh Yadav said, “I was shocked to find the other party landing up at the venue at the same time as we did. My daughter’s wedding invitation mentions the Sector-23 address. I expect 300 guests. How will I now inform the guests of the change of venue,” he said.

Jagdish Chand said, “Such poor service has spoiled the mood for both families that were to celebrate a wedding. This is shocking.”

When contacted, Anil K Prashar, centre head of Society for Promotion of IT in Chandigarh (SPIC), which runs all e-sampark centres in the city, said, “I am not aware of the case. However, the issue could have resulted as one of the bookings was done manually and another through an e-sampark centre.”

MC additional commissioner Sarita Malik said, “I am not aware of the issue, but will look into the matter. Action will be initiated against the guilty.”

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