Chandigarh Member Parliament Kirron Kher on Tuesday directed the senior officer of UT Administration to expedite projects under the smart city mission.
While reviewing the status of projects under the smart city mission, Kher directed to expedite the project of refurbishment of Sector-17 plaza which is pending since long.
The issue of construction of sub-way in Sector 17 was also discussed in the meeting. The UT Administration is constructing a subway which will connect the Rose Garden in Sector 16 and Sector 17 Plaza.
During the meeting, MP Kirron Kher emphasized on expediting the work in the city to give timely benefits to Chandigarh citizens and recommended to reduce the time period in procedural activities take place in taking approvals from different committees.
KK Yadav, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh who is also CEO, Chandigarh Smart City Ltd apprised that tenders for projects work Rs . 666.32 crore has been issued by Chandigarh Smart City Ltd. which includes major projects like Rehabilitation and upgradation of 5 sewerage treatment plants (STP) and construction of 1 STP at Kishangarh with total cost of Rs 550.00 crore, Public Bike Sharing, Legacy Waste Bio Mining at Daddumajra and E-governance services among other projects in the city.
The tenders for major of these projects will be finalized by the end of August 2019, Yadav said.
Kirron also directed the senior UT officers to conduct frequent meetings to review the progress of smart city works.