Soon Sip & Dine, Enjoy Boating at Lake Rajindra in Patiala : The Tribune India


Tribune press service

Ravneet Singh

Patiala, August 30

The municipality will provide a contract to a private company to manage and operate the city’s iconic and neglected Rajindra Lake. He also decided to give an ultimatum to dairies owners who decided not to move to the new site in Alowal Village only to vacate their premises within a week or face legal action.

The decisions were made at a meeting of the civic body’s Finance and Contracts Committee (F&CC) held today after a 10-month hiatus. Despite loyalty to different parties, all committee members were present at the meeting.

Discussing an item that was not on the agenda, the members decided to authorize the operation of a restaurant, a café and a yacht club on the premises of the lake. They said: “The MC will be soliciting proposals from private companies to manage and operate a vegetarian restaurant and cafe on site. It will also manage a nautical club. A contract will be established for its maintenance.

Only 25% of dairy farmers are ready to move to a new site

The committee informed that out of 257 dairy farmers in the city, only 66 had submitted an application to transfer to the new Alowal dairy site. Panel members said: “The MC has already started sending out letters to candidates to start the change process. During this time, the MC will disconnect water and sewer connections for dairy farmers, which continue to operate from within the city, and seal off their premises. They said these dairy owners had a week to leave town. The issue will now be raised at another committee meeting to be held next Wednesday.

Prejudice Against Cong Councillors’ Quarters: Yogi

Senior Deputy Mayor Yoginder Singh Yogi said work on the Congressional Councillors’ quarters was not underway. As such, counselors faced discrimination. He said various civil and other works had been left in abeyance despite the publication of tenders.

Entrance beautification project put on hold

The MC has put its project to beautify the various entry points of the city on hold. The MC had proposed to install welcome signs at four entry points and carry out brick and granite works at the urban estate chowk on Rajpura road, at the bypass chowk on Sirhind road, at Theekri Wala Chowk on the road to Sangrur and at the Civil Lines Police Station. chowk on Nabha Road at an estimated cost of Rs 27.35 lakh. Committee member Anil Modgill said the MC lacked funds to carry out such a project as several important works were pending.

Lsd Affected Cattle Hotline

The MC has also decided to issue a helpline number (1800182800) for the management of animals with lumpy skin diseases and their carcasses. The MC has faced protests from the public over the dumping of dead animals on its land. Senior Deputy Mayor Yoginder Singh Yogi said the MC failed to take away the infected animals and left them to die on the streets.


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