Charanjit Singh Teja
Tribune News Service
Amritsar, June 17
Minister for Local Bodies Navjot Singh Sidhu has asked officials of the civic body to submit the list of illegally constructed properties in the city within four days.
Sidhu said he was aware of all building that had been constructed illegally.
The minister presided over a meeting to oversee sewerage projects under Japan International Corporation Agency (JICA) that are pending. He warned the owners who have made property in an illegal way that appropriate action would be taken against them soon.
After reviewing the JICA project, Sidhu ordered to restart the sewerage lying work on Ram Tirath Road.
The work had been stopped for the past one-and-a-half-year and residents were complaining of inconvenience due to the non-completion of the project. He gave the directions to the officials concerned to make alternative five roads before the start of the sewerage project.
Sidhu said tenders of Rs 800 crore had been floated by the civics body. “We will conduct an audit. If any official is found guilty of being involved in corruption, strict action would be taken”, he added.
The minister will be in the city for the next one week. He will also listen to the grievances of the residents and address their problems on the spot.
While addressing a meeting of various department officials, he warned the officers not to ignore the elected public representatives. “The elected representatives run the government in democracy. Residents elected us for their works. It is our duty to work in the interest of the common man. The officials should take care of issues being raised by the elected representatives,” he added.
Various elected representatives and officials of the district administration were also present on the occasion.
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