A delegation of Chandigarh Beopar Mandal on Tuesday met local MP Kirron Kher and reminded her of issues which were brought to her notice during the parliamentary elections.
Charanjiv Singh, president, Chandigarh Beopar Mandal, gave a memorandum along with a copy of BJP election manifesto to the MP and requested her to sort out the issues pertaining to the trading community at the earliest.
He took up the Rs 500 penalty issue to get it rationalised soon. She called up the finance secretary regarding this and objected to the recent move initiated by the finance department to impose a penalty of Rs 7 per square foot daily and told him to rollback it to Rs 10 per sq foot per month since the proposed rate is exorbitantly high.
Diwakar Sahoonja, chief patron, Chandigarh Beopar Mandal, talked about some common issues traders were facing to which the MP assured positive response. Anil Vohra, general secretary, Chandigarh Beopar Mandal, explained to her the need to permit upper floors on bay shops and booths.
CBM adviser Jagdish Kapoor talked about the need of balanced rent act for the city so that old tenants are not uprooted.
Kher told the delegation that she was already trying to get important issues of traders resolved one by one. She was vocal against the implementation of Chandigarh estate rules with retrospective effect as amended in 2009. The MP promised to take up their issues with the Centre as well.