A retired chief engineer said right from Junior Engineer to the Executive Engineer, they are supposed to make repeated checks at the site to ensure that the work is being carried out as per the detailed notice inviting tender. As former UT chief engineer, S K Chadha put it, âAn engineer is the virtual owner of the road.â
Chandigarh has no power generation of its own. It has a consumption of around 400 Mega Watts (MW). To meet the demand which goes up to its peak during summers, the electricity department sometimes procures un-requisitioned surplus power from different stations.
The residents of the area carried out a protest against the Municipal Councilâs inaction to catch the stray cattle. The residents alleged that despite they raised the issue time and again, the MC did not take any action.
Speaking to Chandigarh Newsline during the Permanent Lok Adalat, Singh said, âBeing an administrative officer, I need to look over several projects, including Lok Adalat, jails, court administration and role of judicial officers, while setting an example, right from disposing off cases to punctuality.â
Officials of the UT horticulture wing say that after an application for felling a tree is received at the department, a report is prepared with photographs of the tree and its condition after a field visit.
The Ministry of Home Affairs pointed out that there are already excess posts in the Home Guard department and instructed the UT administration to reduce the posts, if there is a need for the commandantâs post.
Chandigarh is already being assisted by France in the Smart City project, but this will be the first to have an agreement. The city has also sought financial assistance (loan) of Rs 550 crore from a French development bank for its 24x7 water supply project.