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Chandigarh, May 8: – Sh. Aijaz Dhebar, Mayor, Sh. Parmod Dubey, ‘Sabhapati’ (Chairman) and Smt. Minal Chgan Chaube, Leader of Opposition from Raipur Municipal Corporation (Chhattisgarh) alongwith delegation of 81 councillors & officers visited the city beautiful, Chandigarh today.
The delegation was on its 2 days study tour regarding “Solid Waste Management & Best Practices of Municipal Corporation Chandigarh”. The delegation reached Chandigarh last evening and received by senior officers of MCC.
Today morning their day long sight visit schedule was started with the presentation on Best practices of Municipal Corporation at hotel Homtel, industrial area, Phase-I, Chandigarh. Smt. Sarbjit Kaur, Mayor, Chandigarh welcomed the delegation followed by brief introduction of the projects and best practices and functions of the MCC by Ms. Anindita Mitra, IAS, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation Chandigarh.
The Commissioner gave a brief presentation on Solid Waste Management system, Roads, Water Supply, Garden and Green belts, Street Lights, Tertiary Treated Water Supply, processing of C&D Waste, Property tax, management of Gaushalas, Vendor rehabilitation system and other projects of MCC.
The Mayor Raipur, Mayor Chandigarh and Commissioner, MCC released a booklet on Swachhata during the presentation meeting, which was highly appreciated by the delegation.
After the presentation meeting, the delegation were visited various best projects of MCC through 5 different electric buses of CTU. The visited projects including MRF Station, industrial area, Ph-I, Aerobic compost pits at fragrance garden, Sector 36 and Rose Garden, Sewerage Treatment Plant, Maloya, C&D Waste Plant, Ind. area, Ph-I and Integrated Command & Control Centre, Sector 17, Chandigarh.
During their sight visits, different teams headed by nodal officers of MCC briefed about the projects at their respective sites. The delegation also visited for sightseeing including Bird Aviary near Sukhna Lake, Rock Garden and Capitol Complex.
The Mayor and the councilors of Raipur praised the beauty of Chandigarh including best roads in the country, neat and clean parks, planned markets and no encroachments in the road sides. They appreciated the horticulture wing especially for maintaining more than 1800 neighborhood parks in the city. He also appreciated the cleanliness of the city and solid waste management system including management of STPs and running of MRF stations in city.