Chandigarh MC launches crackdown against illegal water tanker service contractors

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Chandigarh MC launches crackdown against illegal water tanker service contractors

Saturday, 20 April 2024 | PNS | Chandigarh

Acting tough against contractors illegally extracting underground water and using for commercial purposes, the Municipal Corporation Chandigarh on Friday lodged DDRs against three violators of village Daria, Mauli Road, Chandigarh in addition to the DDR lodged against Tiwana water tanker, private water tanker contractor of village Kajheri a day earlier.

 MC officials said that the team of municipal engineers inspected sites at village Daria and found three service stations Mahadev Service station, Hare Krishna Service station and Manu Service Auto Centre, all at village Daria, Chandigarh were washing cars and other commercial vehicles at site. The team of MC engineers immediately disconnected the water connections and lodged DDR in the Police station.

The municipal team also removed the borewell from Tiwana Tankers at village Kajheri and lodged DDR against the violators.

In its mission to prevent unnecessary extraction of groundwater, MCC also identified nearly 8 tubewells outside Laldora including village Dadu Majra, Dadu Majra colony, village Kajheri, Kishangarh, Daria, Dhanas and Sarangpur which were filling water tankers and supplying to the public for drinking and other purposes. The MCC has taken up the matter with the Chief Engineer, UT, Chandigarh to check for permission of tubewells and take necessary action accordingly.

Additionally, the team of MCC engineers have proposed to close 17 tube wells in different parts of the city which shall lead to an increase in the water table across the city, the official added.

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