Road built overnight in Chandigarh after adviser frowns

  • Monica Sharma, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Sep 04, 2015 11:39 IST
Work on in full swing in Sec-63 CHB Housing Society complex after more manpower was deployed. (Gurminder Singh/HT)

It takes a visit of a very-important person (VIP) or a senior officer to get the UT administration machinery, across departments, to spring into action.

In less than 24 hours after UT adviser Vijay Dev visited the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) flats in Sector 63, the staff of the Board has carpeted the roads in the area.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be inaugurating the General Self-Financing Housing Scheme-2008 at Sector 63 on September 11.

During this visit to the site on Thursday, the adviser found out that a lot of the work was pending. He had asked his officers to gear up and deploy more manpower to completely spruce up the area and finish pending work in the area.

Some of the major shortcomings that he wanted to be attended to on priority were the carpeting of road just outside the flat to be inaugurated by the PM. He also noticed that the pavements and road berms were not properly constructed and shanties had sprung up just outside the flats as well.

After his directions, a visit to the spot on Thursday revealed a completely different scenario with work being carried out in full swing. The road outside the flat had been carpeted and work on pavements had also started. At other places too, a proper road was being constructed in place of the earlier cobbled stones.

Wonder visit for residents

So, even as the work on sprucing up the area is likely to continue right up to the 11th hour of Modi’s visit. The development is significant as the residents off and on keep complaining about the poor condition of roads and other civic problems but the staff of UT administration, the MC and other agencies are loathe to take action. The three flats are being completed and cleaning work is on.

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