Chandigarh, April 11
Adviser to the UT Administrator, Pradip Mehra, today inaugurated the 44th green belt in the city at Sector 48. The 3.5 acre green belt, developed by the Municipal Corporation, has 3,500-feet long walking track, several flowerbeds and children playing equipment along with benches and dustbins.

While addressing the gathering after dedicating the green belt to residents, the Adviser urged them to use it with responsibility. He assured that the southern sectors of the city would get equal or even better treatment in terms of infrastructure development.

He revealed that huge investment was being made in these sectors. The Beant Singh Memorial and Centre for Performing Arts is being developed, which is around 80-90 crore project. Once completed, it will have a library, auditorium, cafeteria etc. The area around the N-Choe is also developed and landscaping is being done. The Nehru Centre for Performing Arts in Sector 34 is also in the pipeline, he said.

He apprised that the Ministry of Tourism had given nod for developing 5 theme-based gardens for the city and all of them would be in the southern sectors, for which fund of around Rs 25 crore had been allocated by the ministry.

Mehra also ensured residents of resolving various issues highlighted by the area Councillor and the Resident Association, including issue of completion certificate, building temple and gurdwara in the sector, creating a playground for children etc.

He also urged residents for the optimal utilisation of water and asked the MC Chief Engineer to have proper infrastructure in place for use of tertiary water. He said that this was a partnership and the administration could only become successful in its ventures if the citizens were enthusiastic and committed to the cause and lend their hands in the efforts.

On the occasion, Chandigarh Mayor Anu Chatrath revealed that the MC had already dedicated 22 gardens to its residents. She reiterated of fulfilling all promises made, but made clear that it was possible only if the residents contributed in their own small ways.

Area Councillor, Jatinder Bhatia, representatives of various resident associations and residents of Sector 48 were present during the function.

Source: Tribune News Service