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Shopkeepers sitting idle outside their shops amid construction of the Pakhowal Road rail overbridge and two rail under bridges in Ludhiana on Sunday.(Harsimar Pal Singh/HT)

Closure of Pakhowal road: Locked in, Ludhiana shopkeepers fume over traffic curbs, seek diversion plan

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Harsimran Singh Batra
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 12:42 AM IST
The project being taken up under the Smart City mission is set to be completed in August 2021
With the inclusion of the 29 adjoining villages, the total area of the new corporation will be 124.32 square km, according to the present boundaries.(HT file photo)
With the inclusion of the 29 adjoining villages, the total area of the new corporation will be 124.32 square km, according to the present boundaries.(HT file photo)

Haryana cabinet approves municipal corporation for Manesar

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 23, 2020 03:57 PM IST
29 adjoining villages to be included in MC to meet the required criterion of a minimum population of three lakh
(HT Photo)
(HT Photo)

Property tax default: 5 properties sealed on Day 2 of MC’s drive

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 12:47 AM IST
The Zone C team fined two property owners on GT Road 8 lakh
The Centre’s inspection may take place anytime in January 2021.(HT File Photo)
The Centre’s inspection may take place anytime in January 2021.(HT File Photo)

Swachh Bharat Mission: MC declares Chandigarh Water Plus City, Centre to verify claim

Hindustan Times/Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 01:20 AM IST
MC commissioner KK Yadav said the corporation had applied for Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) Water Plus certification this year as it fulfils all the conditions
The delimitation exercise is being taken up after nearly 14 years.(HT Photo)
The delimitation exercise is being taken up after nearly 14 years.(HT Photo)

Chandigarh admn ready to increase wards, invites objections

Hindustan Times/Chandigarh | By Munieshwer A Sagar
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 02:35 AM IST
The administration has sought objections from the general public and other stakeholders within seven days, after which it will issue the final notification.
During the union’s protest over non-fulfilment of long-pending demands outside MC headquarters on Friday, they handed over a memorandum to mayor Balkar Sandhu, in which they also sought roll back of the suspension orders.(HT Photo)
During the union’s protest over non-fulfilment of long-pending demands outside MC headquarters on Friday, they handed over a memorandum to mayor Balkar Sandhu, in which they also sought roll back of the suspension orders.(HT Photo)

Fuel theft: Ludhiana employees union comes in support of suspended employees; NGO seeks termination

Hindustan Times/Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 12:47 AM IST
While the employees’ union is demanding revocation of suspension orders, the members of an NGO, Yuva, staged a protest outside the MC’s Zone-D office on Friday, demanding termination of services of these employees
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MC’s surprise inspections trigger protests in Ludhiana

Hindustan Times/Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2020 12:21 AM IST
Staff accuses officials of harassing Staff 4 employees
Stray dogs roam the streets in Sarabha Nagar in Ludhiana on Wednesday.(Harsimar Pal Singh/HT)
Stray dogs roam the streets in Sarabha Nagar in Ludhiana on Wednesday.(Harsimar Pal Singh/HT)

Despite spending crores, no respite from stray dog menace in Ludhiana

Hindustan Times/Ludhiana | By Harsimran Singh Batra
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2020 11:47 PM IST
MC claims to have spent Rs 4 crore and sterilised 50,000 dogs since 2015, when the project was started
Chandigarh virtually overflowed with garbage due to the recent strike by door to door waste collectors.(HT Photo)
Chandigarh virtually overflowed with garbage due to the recent strike by door to door waste collectors.(HT Photo)

HT Chandigarh Readers’ Take: Sweeping changes required for waste management

UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 11:28 PM IST
The war against waste can only be won if segregation at household level is implemented with strict penalties, collectors are allowed to profit from recycling garbage and the residents cooperate with RWAs to ensure minimum waste generation in their sectors
The new garbage collection vehicles are in use in Chandigarh.(HT Photo)
The new garbage collection vehicles are in use in Chandigarh.(HT Photo)

HT Chandigarh Our Take: City’s waste management system has to be fixed

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON OCT 24, 2020 10:37 PM IST
Though it bettered its ranking in this year’s Survekshan at 16 from 20 last year, Chandigarh couldn’t break into the top 10 ranks of cleanest cities as the MC authorities struggle to streamline the waste collection system
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MC cannot charge 20% interest over delayed ground rent payment, rules Chandigarh advisor

Hindustan Times | By Munieshwer A Sagar
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2020 12:40 AM IST
He was adjudicating over a dispute between five-star hotel JW Marriot, Sector 35 and the municipal corporation regarding non-payment of ground rent
MC, which currently has 100 vehicles, will receive 200 more vehicles this month, but still would not be able to cover all the wards for collecting segregated solid waste.(HT FILE PHOTO)
MC, which currently has 100 vehicles, will receive 200 more vehicles this month, but still would not be able to cover all the wards for collecting segregated solid waste.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Door-to-door garbage collectors in Chandigarh threaten stir from October 23

PUBLISHED ON OCT 20, 2020 12:05 AM IST
Civic body set to miss the October-31 deadline set by NGT to start segregated collection
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Soon, track garbage trucks in Chandigarh through mobile app

Hindustan Times/Chandigarh | By Munieshwer A Sagar
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2020 12:44 AM IST
There will be a ‘performance indicator’ installed on every vehicle, which will keep track of delays
Illegal vending sites have grown over the years in Mohali.(HT Photo.)
Illegal vending sites have grown over the years in Mohali.(HT Photo.)

GMADA approves 14 vending sites in Mohali

PUBLISHED ON OCT 08, 2020 11:13 PM IST
MC commissioner Kamal Kumar Garg said after GMADA identified the sites the civic body had appointed officers to check if these could be used and submit a report after before allocation began
The ₹3,200 crore project, which will use water from the Sidhwan Canal, is being funded by the World Bank.(Gurpreet Singh/ HT)
The ₹3,200 crore project, which will use water from the Sidhwan Canal, is being funded by the World Bank.(Gurpreet Singh/ HT)

24/7 canal-based water supply project: Ludhiana villagers submit quotations for land acquisition

Hindustan Times/Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2020 10:53 PM IST
As per the officials, villagers from Deep Nagar, Bilaspur, Bowani and Landa have submitted a quotation with the authorities, which would be discussed in the next meeting of the MC.
The Chandigarh MC water supply and sewerage disposal committee will put up an agenda next house meeting to review the water tariff hike.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The Chandigarh MC water supply and sewerage disposal committee will put up an agenda next house meeting to review the water tariff hike.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Water tariff hike to be reviewed at Chandigarh MC house meeting

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2020 11:16 PM IST
Decision taken at MC water supply and sewerage disposal committee meeting on Tuesday to place an agenda to review the tariff at the next general house meeting
The statues of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev.(HT Photo)
The statues of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev.(HT Photo)

Bhagat Singh’s statue unveiled in Ambala

Hindustan Times, Ambala | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2020 11:40 PM IST
Unveiling the statues of the freedom fighter and his companions Sukhdev and Rajguru, Ambala City MLA Aseem Goyal said it was only because of these martyrs that Indians would enjoy freedom today
Residents of sectors 66 to 82 in Mohali pay a higher water tariff than people in other sectors.(Getty Images/iStockphoto/For representation)
Residents of sectors 66 to 82 in Mohali pay a higher water tariff than people in other sectors.(Getty Images/iStockphoto/For representation)

GMADA, Mohali MC get Lok Adalat notice on water tariff parity

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2020 10:55 PM IST
To file reply by September 30. Local residents moved court after paying a higher water tariff of Rs 5.25 per kilolitre compared to other sectors under the MC with rates of Rs 1.8 per kilolitre
Residents queuing up to collect water from a tanker at Ward number 31 in Ludhiana on Saturday.(HT Photo)
Residents queuing up to collect water from a tanker at Ward number 31 in Ludhiana on Saturday.(HT Photo)

Damaged supply line: Ludhiana’s Wards 29, 31 go without water for a week

Hindustan Times/Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2020 09:14 PM IST
The supply line was damaged by construction workers; MC has failed to repair it so far
The MC notice was issued last week on the complaint of a local resident, Ashok Rai, on whose plot (about 780 yards) the illegal construction was made during the lockdown.(HT Photo)
The MC notice was issued last week on the complaint of a local resident, Ashok Rai, on whose plot (about 780 yards) the illegal construction was made during the lockdown.(HT Photo)

3-storeyed illegal building comes up in McLeodganj under MC’s nose

Hindustan Times/Dharamshala | By Naresh K Thakur
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2020 12:57 AM IST
Located 250 metres from the Dalai Lama’s residence, Tibetan-origin hotel owner gets notice for not only encroaching land but also building structure without civic body and town planning department’s approval
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Shopkeepers dig up road without getting consent, MC stops construction work

Hindustan Times/Ludhiana | By HT correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2020 11:04 PM IST
The shopkeepers have been directed to repair the portion of the road, which had been dug up for putting up wells.
A hoarding put up close to National Highway 21 in the Kharar area.(HT Photo)
A hoarding put up close to National Highway 21 in the Kharar area.(HT Photo)

Remove hoardings in 7 days or face action, NH 21 building owners warned

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By Hillary Victor
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2020 09:41 PM IST
SDM Jagdeep Sehgal has said if not removed by the deadline the hoardings will be taken down by the authorities concerned
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MC approves plan to recover 41 crore from unpaid water bills

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Munieshwer A Sagar
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2020 12:05 AM IST
MC house discusses few suggestions by the revenue generation panel, including funding from Mahila Bhawan in Sector 38 and revised license fee for permissions to grow hedges.
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Chandigarh MC to charge for NoC to eateries and schools

Hindustan Times, chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2020 12:06 AM IST
There is no charge currently for NoCs, which are issued by the MC’s medical officer
A view of the garbage dump at Sector 38 in Chandigarh.(HT photo)
A view of the garbage dump at Sector 38 in Chandigarh.(HT photo)

HT Chandigarh Readers’ Take: To improve Swachh Survekshan rankings, make haste, clear waste

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2020 11:02 PM IST
Tricity municipal corporations should take the initiative to curb wasteful expenditure and use the money to streamline the waste management system and engage the public and RWAs in maintaining cleanliness in their areas, say readers
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Expedite work on solid waste management or bank guarantees will be deducted from salaries: Ludhiana MC chief to staff

Hindustan Times/Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2020 08:57 PM IST
Officials say even if segregated waste is collected by the waste collectors, there are no secondary dumping points to dispose of the waste separately
MC workers sanitising the Maya Nagar area in Ludhiana on Monday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
MC workers sanitising the Maya Nagar area in Ludhiana on Monday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)

Amid rising Covid cases, Ludhiana MC restarts sanitisation drives

Hindustan Times/Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2020 09:34 PM IST
Eighteen jetting machines were flagged off from the circuit house
Cars, scooters and a cart under water near the Baltana police chowki after heavy rains in the region.(Keshav Singh/HT)
Cars, scooters and a cart under water near the Baltana police chowki after heavy rains in the region.(Keshav Singh/HT)

Panic at 3 am as floodwaters enter homes in Chandigarh’s Khuda Lahora, Mohali areas hit

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2020 06:23 PM IST
MC teams sent to site after flooding reports came in from Khuda Lahora Colony to clear out clogged drains; police post under water in Baltana
A view of the Dadumajra dumping ground in Chandigarh.(HT files)
A view of the Dadumajra dumping ground in Chandigarh.(HT files)

HT Chandigarh Our Take: It’s time for tricity to clean up its act

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2020 10:22 PM IST
The blame for not developing clean and green cities rests squarely on the administrative failure and lack of accountability. All that the powers that be seem to be doing currently is passing the buck instead of coming out with a coherent time-bound strategy to improve things
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Transparency officers: Ludhiana MC’s first appellate authority to appear before PSIC

UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 11:32 PM IST
City based RTI activist Rohit Sabharwal had, under RTI, sought the names of the transparency officers deputed with MC and asked for reasons if they had not been appointed.
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