As the five-year term of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation ends in December, the citizenship begins with the “Corporation Aapke Dwar”, with the mayor and officials on the doorstep of the residents from October 3rd.
Speaking to The Indian Express, Mayor Ravi Kant Sharma said: “We will go to each individual community and ask residents if they have any complaints. We will seek their suggestions on what can be improved and ask whether officials have responded to their problems in the recent past. “
The chairman of the Federation of Sectors Welfare Association of Chandigarh, Baljinder Singh Bittu, said: “Jahan marzi chale jaayen … is baar log pagal nahi banenge … (The corporation can go anywhere … but this time people are not being fooled.)”
“All these years these councilors have not been reminded to solve our problems. But now they will come to the wards with the officers to make false assurances, ”added Bittu.
PROBLEMS THAT DAMAGE THE COMPANY
Waste management continues to be a problem area as citizens prepare for the establishment of Corporation Aapke Dwar, with the Federation of Sector Welfare Associations Chandigarh (FOSWAC) dissatisfied with waste management policies and how they work. They stated that the MC unilaterally and arbitrarily imposed this policy on residents.
“It has to be scrapped or modified to make it work. The MC failed miserably to manage the trash in the city. Bad management has resulted in local residents paying almost three times the fees they would normally have to pay for garbage collection. “, Was stated by FOSWAC.
The members stated that the garbage fees were announced according to the area of a property, but are instead charged based on the kitchen.
Non-residents are charged in their water bills and landlords don’t care about rent bills, FOSWAC said. They added, “There is no mechanism to resolve the complaints. There are cases of grossly wrong and high bills. We suggest handing this work over to willing RWAs. You will manage your garbage trucks and the MC will save Rs too. 30 million “,