Chandigarh, January 23
Chandigarh Municipal Corporation Mayor Anu Chatrath has directed the MC horticulture department to make proper arrangements for the maintenance of green belts and parks in the southern sectors of the city.

These directions were given in response to the complaints made by councillors of southern sectors, in the recent ward meetings that none of the green belts and parks, handed over to the corporation last year were being properly maintained by the department.

Councillors stated that as the contract for the maintenance of parks and green belts, which were developed by the Chandigarh administration, expired more than three months back, but as the corporation had not re-allotted its contract so far, the parks were losing their beauty.

The area councillors insisted that the MC should maintain the existing infrastructure developed by the administration, otherwise they would have to incur money on its development once again.

They also brought to the notice of the Mayor that the tubewells, which were used for watering the parks and greenbelts, were non-functional due to which there is no arrangement of watering in these parks and green belts.

The Mayor directed the horticulture department to immediately make arrangements for the watering of green belts and parks so that the existing plantation was not affected. She also asked that the contract of maintenance to these areas be re-allotted at the earliest.

Source: Tribune News Service