City Beat: Chandigarh Will Soon Have 24x7 Water Supply [Video]
Those living in the City Beautiful will now see water running through their taps 24x7, after the Union Territory administration inaugurated the pipeline-laying process at the Sector-39 waterworks this month. The project that is likely to cost the authorities Rs 21 crore, will help them supply an additional 35 million gallons of water a day. This will be enough to meet the daily demand. So far, Chandigarh has been facing a water-supply shortfall of around 40 per cent. Authorities expect the project to be completed within six months. For a city that is known for its world-class infrastructure and global living, any issues on water or power supply front may be detrimental for the brand image. This is the reason why the Punjab state government and the UT administration both have upped their efforts to improve infrastructure.
Meanwhile, in a move that is likely to bring in more transparency and reduce paperwork in property transactions, the Chandigarh Housing Board has decided to link all housing board properties with the Aadhaar numbers of the allottees. The move will ease the process of identification of allotees for the housing board. Working on the process, the board will now ask the Unique Identification Authority of India to supply database of Aadhaar numbers of the allottees of CHB properties. On the other hand, the board will collect Aadhaar numbers of home buyers in its ongoing surveys and also use media to create awareness. A property buyer in Chandigarh can submit his Aadhaar number to the board either via email or through post.
In another development, work to construct a flyover at the Tribune Chowk may start soon, with Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari asking for a detailed project report in this regard. On completion, the flyover will ease the traffic congestion at the busy chowk.