DyCM reviews functioning of ULBs

*Announces inclusion of Samba Mandis in Municipality
Excelsior Correspondent
SAMBA, Jan 21: Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh today announced inclusion of Kehli Mandi, Arazi Samba, Thalora, Pushwalian, Garh, Dansal, Ramnagar, Rakh Watali and other Mandis of district Samba in Municipal Committee Samba.
The Deputy Chief Minister announced this during a meeting held here today to review the performance of Urban Local Bodies. He said the objective of including these Mandis in Municipality is to equip these areas with all requisite facilities to keep pace with the changing trends in urban infrastructure.
“Effective management and coordination among all stakeholders of Municipalities can greatly help in transformation of their local areas into a better place to live”, the Deputy Chief Minister maintained.
Nirmal Singh also announced Rs 50 lakh for up gradation of these newly included Municipal areas and Rs 25 lakh for other Municipalities.
Minister for Industries and Commerce, Chander Parkash, besides MLAs, Dr Devinder Kumar Manyal and Kuldeep Raj, Commissioner/Secretary Housing and Urban Development Department, Hirdesh Kumar, Deputy Commissioner, Sheetal Nanda, Director ULBs Soujanya Sharma, SSP, Joginder Singh ADDC Vivek Sharma, ADC Tilak Raj Sharma and EOs from Municipalities were also present in the meeting.
The DyCM asked the officers to work with utmost devotion and determination to ensure that the Government schemes are implemented in an effective manner. “The objective of the present dispensation is to ensure that the people especially those residing in far off parts get better basic amenities that too in a hassle free manner”, he added.
The Industries Minister emphasized, special focus on development of Ramgarh Municipal area and creation of parking facilities in Samba district. He said that inclusion of these Mandis in Municipal limits would further add to development of these areas. He called for maintaining high quality work standards besides strict adherence to timeline while executing works.
The Legislators projected demands of their respective areas seeking an early redressal to the same.
The Dy CM assured the MLAs that all issues raised by them would be looked into for consideration.
MLA Samba demanded upgradation of bathing ghats at Hari Singh Chowk and completion of community centre at Chak Mangla while MLA Hiranagar called for inclusion of Rajpura and Ghagwal in Municipal areas.