KK Sharma, adviser to UT administrator, inaugurated the community centre in Sector 27 on Thursday. The centre has been developed on 0.9 acres at a cost of Rs 1.30 crore.
Sharma said discussions regarding opening of an e-Sampark Centre on the community centre campus had been done with the IT secretary, and after completing the formalities it would be constructed shortly. Speaking on the stray cattle menace, he assured that proper police force would be provided to the municipal corporation whenever required during cattle catching drives.
Regarding the stray dog menace, the adviser said recently a meeting was chaired by him to tackle the problem, in which the mayor and senior officers of MC and officers of the animal husbandry department were present.
He said the matter was discussed at length during the meeting and it was decided that the UT administration and MC would take necessary steps to decrease the stray dog and monkey menace.
Sharma said the UT administration was regularly empowering the municipal corporation by shifting various departments to it.
Primary education and primary health departments had already been shifted to the MC and the administration was also thinking of shifting of more functions to the civic body, he added.
While addressing the gathering, mayor Subhash Chawla requested the area residents to take the responsibility of upkeep of the community centre as their own property. Mayor also raised the issue relating to decreasing the membership fee of the community centres and assured the gathering to take the issue up in General House Meeting of the MC.
He also raised various issues, including land for dog pound, solution of monkey and stray cattle menace in city.
The mayor said the UT administration should extend proper police help to the municipal corporation for curbing these type of menaces in the city.
Earlier, area councillor Satinder Singh welcomed the chief guest and other guests on the occasion. He demanded that an e-Sampark Centre be started in the community centre at the earliest, and he also apprised the chief guest of the electricity problem in the area.
The community centre comprises a multipurpose hall with a capacity of 150 persons, library hall, indoor game hall, bridal room, dormitory and open space for holding social functions with adequate parking space.
Among others present on the occasion included MC commissioner Vivek Pratap Singh, deputy mayor Satish Kainth and Rock Garden founder Nek Chand.