The park maintenance committees (PMCs) in the city will get three times the aid they were already getting for maintaining parks in the city from December onwards.
A decision in this regard was taken at a meeting of officials of the municipal corporation of Bathinda (MCB) with representatives of PMCs here on Thursday.
These committees are getting an aid at the rate of 50 paise per square meter with an upper limit of Rs 1,000, but committees had been demanding a hike in the aid, keeping in view the rise in the prices of different labour etc.
Superintendent engineer, MCB, BD Singla, said they studied the functioning of PMCs in Mohali and Chandigarh, where these committees are getting Rs 1.50 per square meter to maintain the parks, so they decided to hike the aid here also and there is no maximum limit and every park will get the aid in accordance with its size.
There are a total of 117 parks within the jurisdiction of the MCB, out of which as many as 47 are maintained by PMCs. Singla said that with the hike in aid, PMCs are expected to meet their expenditure which will improve the condition of parks across the city.