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SAD councillor alleges illegal construction in his ward, Patiala MC silent

In a classic case, the ruling party’s councillor has been alleging illegal construction in his ward for one week but MC has been silent on the issue with no action taken so far.

punjab Updated: Nov 08, 2016 16:18 IST
HT Correspondent
SAD councillor

Patiala municipal corporation has been silent on the issue.(HT File Photo)

In a classic case, the ruling party’s councillor has been alleging illegal construction in his ward for one week but MC has been silent on the issue with no action taken so far.

Even mayor Amarinder Singh Bajaj seems helpless over the matter despite assurance during October 28’s house meet.

Helpless to tame lower officials and check illegal constructions, mayor has even written to commissioner for inquiry. “The issue is indeed serious. We will take due cognisance of the matter,” he said

Ward no 19 councillor Rashpal Singh Dhanju has been seeking action against the private developers for illegal construction of 108 booths under the nose of MC’s building branch officials when he was allowed to construct just three showrooms.

He said MC does not spare if someone in the city constructs a toilet without an approval. “But here the illegal multistory building is under construction with over 100 booths being constructed but entire MC hierarchy from commissioner to mayor is silent on the matter,” he said

He said that the complaint has also been forwarded to secretary local govt for intervention since safety of his area residents is at stake

“Such is the narrow passage to the ongoing construction that fire tender can’t pass through it in the case of any eventuality. And most importantly, there is no parking provision in the area, he said.

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While slamming MC’s poor working, Congress’ local legislator Brahm Mohindra said if the government is not hearing their own party councillors, “there is no need to guess the fate of common man”.