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Panchkula to be Smart City, says Gian Chand Gupta

TC Bureau Chandigarh: Haryana Speaker and Panchkula MLA Gian Chand Gupta said that On the lines of the Chandigarh Administration, a 32-member development advisory committee has been set up for Panchkula district, which will revive beautification as well as development works in the town. He said that through this committee, reviews of people could reach the government about the beautification and development works being carried out in the town.

Gupta said the committee would comprise eminent persons retired from government service, including Dharam Vir, former Chief Secretary, Haryana; SK Sharma, retired IAS; Vivek Attray, former Deputy Commissioner; VK Kapoor, retired IPS; Sudha Sharma, retired IRS; SK Chadha and Preet Mohan, both former chief engineers; Dr Rajiv Arya; IMA president, Panchkula; DP Soni, former DGM; Vishnu Goel and Arun Grover, industrialists; Shashi Banerjee, former principal, Bhawan Vidyalaya; Kamal Arora, chairman Sangeet Natak Academy, Chandigarh; and DP Singhal, retired SBI officer.

Gupta said people who were experts in their fields would also be included in the advisory committee so that they could advise on development works to be carried out, besides making their contributions to make the city beautiful.

He said there were several organisations in the city, which continue to give their advice from time to time. Experts also give good suggestions on the development of the city and its beautification so their advice would also be useful.

He said the committee members would give him suggestions on mainly six fields – cleanliness of the city, education, health, sports, industry and law and order. There would be a sub-committee comprising 4 to 5 persons from different fields.

He said Coordinate meetings would be held after every two months. The first meeting of the advisory committee would be held in the first week of January. Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar had sanctioned an initial budget of Rs 5 crore for starting various development projects.

He said the committee would submit its reports to him directly. After holding discussions with the district administration and MC officials, he would try to implement the same. He said even officers could also be invited in committee meetings.

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