Chandigarh: The Municipal Corporation (MC) has got 100 messages on Whatsapp about the encroachment violation in the various parts of the city within 24 hours of launching of the helpline number. Interestingly, the number was not active during the launch on Monday, but later it was made operational. The Chandigarh Municipal Corporation had launched a WhatsApp number 9872741138 for lodging complaints against temporary encroachment. The facility was launched during a meeting of the enforcement committee of the municipal corporation held under the chairmanship of Saurabh Joshi.
On Wednesday, the MC has received over 100 massages on Whatsapp with photographs complaining about the encroachments on government land in various sectors. The encroachments like illegal constriction, fencing of the open area, parking in parks, vendors putting up stalls on MC land, encroachments in corridors and other such violations. MC Joint Commissioner-II Varinder Chaudhary said, “We have got good response at the Whatsapp number as over 100 complaints about the encroachments on MC land at various sectors have been received. Most of the complaints are of vendors encroaching the land.” Suarabh Joshi, chairman of the enforcement committee said, “We will now take up the action taken report after one week of the complainants received on Whatsapp. The purpose of setting up Whatsapp number is to redress the complaints of the affected residents and traders.”
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