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MCL to charge one month penalty for illegal advertising in selected markets/malls and clubs

Ludhiana: In order to check the illegal advertisement boards in the selected markets, clubs and malls of the city the Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana has decided to impose heavy penalty on the advertisers for not taking prior permission. The officials have already issued the notices to the advertisers for keeping the instructions in mind. In the notice,

MCL reminds defaulters to pay property tax through bulk sms, 65000 sms to be sent to defaulters

Ludhiana: If you are one of the defaulters who have not paid the property tax for this financial year you can also receive SMS from MCL that come and file tax before September 30 and avail 10 percent rebate on the tax amount. The department has decided to send bulk sms to the defaulters for making

Joint team of officials of Railways and MCL inspect Jagraon bridge

Ludhiana: The team of Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana (MCL) engineers under the aegis of Superintendent Engineer, Pawan Sharma and other railway engineers carried out a joint inspection of the Jagraon Bridge on Wednesday morning. The team members took the measurement of both the sides of bridge to make a joint report after signing which the map would

Contracts of 3 ATPs of MCL not renewed further

Ludhiana: The contracts of three assistant town planners (ATPs) of Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana (MCL) have not been renewed further. These ATPs were hired on contractual basis for one year. Their cases of renewal were sent for approval of higher authorities following which they were waiting for their fate for the last about a couple of months.

MCL to start water supply project under AMRUT Scheme

Ludhiana: After leaving other corporations behind in getting the DPR for water supply project under AMRUT scheme approved the Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana (MCL) is all set to become first MC in country to begin the project work.The officials would begin the laying of water pipelines very shortly. The officials claimed that water pipes have been dispatched

MCL to tighten noose around defaulters of property tax, water and sewerage dues

Ludhiana: The civic officials have been told to increase the pace of recovery of the pending dues from the property tax, water and sewerage charges from the defaulters. MC Commissioner, Ghanshyam Thori has asked all the officials to issue recovery notices to the defaulters for the recovery of the pending dues so that they could achieve

Unhygienic sweets & milk destroyed in special checking by MCL Health Branch

Ludhiana: A team of Health Branch of Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana (MCL) conducted special checking at the sweet shops on Tajpur Road and also on Tibba Road on Thursday. The officials destroyed unhygienic sweets and milk which they found from these shops. The Additional Municipal Commissioner, Amrit Kaur Gill had received a complaint that unhygienic sweets

British Dy HC and delegates from Nottingham City Council visit MCL

Ludhiana: The British Deputy High Commissioner along with delegation from Nottingham City Council (NCC) visited the D zone office of Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana on Tuesday. Mayor Harcharan Singh Gohalwaria and Additional Municipal Commissioner Surabhi Malik welcomed the delegates and conducted discussion with them. The delegates had come to give presentation about the available services which they

MCL to ensure electricity connections for close circuit cameras

Ludhiana: The Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana (MCL) would ensure the electricity connections for the close circuit cameras which would be installed at various 159 locations under safe city project for Ludhiana. Also a steering committee has been constituted for the implementation of this project and MCL is part of this committee. Notably, it is under safe

MCL receives proposal of smart poles as pilot project in Punjab

Ludhiana: Like energy efficient street lights the Municipal Corporation Ludhiana has now received a proposal to get smart poles for these LED lights installed in the city. A private company has come forward for this project as a pilot project in the state. However the MC authorities are still examining the proposal and final decision

MCL officials pull up socks to tackle dengue menace during monsoon

Ludhiana: In order to check spread of dengue during monsoon, the Municipal Corporation officials have pulled up their socks and teams have been formed to conduct checking. Also government has issued instructions to the officials so that people could be prevented from dengue disease. The officials have been told to declare Friday as dry day

Swachh Bharat Mission

MCL to conduct workshops with active RWAs for their encouragement under Swachh Bharat Mission

Ludhiana: With an aim to encourage the residents welfare associations (RWAs) working in the residential colonies for the betterment of the areas now the Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana (MCL) would organise special workshops for active RWAs.  Also, through these workshops the civic officials would identify the most active RWAs and then those associations would be rated according

LIT, MCL in blame game over funds worth `3.12 cr

Ludhiana: Fate of funds deposited by Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) with the Municipal Corporation Ludhiana (MCL) has become a haze as both the departments are blaming each other for holding the funds. According to the sources, five LIT colonies were shifted to MCL and a fund of Rs.3.12 crores was also transferred to MCL by

MCL fails to implement PRTS Act in letter and spirit

Ludhiana: In most of the cases, Municipal Corporation Ludhiana (MCL) is rendering delayed services due to the acute shortage of staff. As such, MCL is failing in acting according to the true spirit of the Punjab Right to Services (PRTS) Act. It is mentioned here that the PRTS Act has empowered people to seek services

MCL nets Rs 1.55 cr from auction of four residential plots

Ludhiana : The officials of Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana (MCL) generated good response to the auction of its residential plots on Monday. The officials became successful in generating Rs.1.55 crores from the auction of 4 residential plots. However, the auction of its shop-cum-offices has been postponed for some other day as there was no bidder for

MCL takes care of 1,100 stray animals sans outside aid

Ludhiana: Municipal Corporation Ludhiana (MCL) is managing over 1,100 stray animals without any financial support from outside. However, the situation is likely to change with the implementation of cow cess in the future. MCL officials said the problem of the stray animals is going to end shortly as the notification regarding the imposition of the

MCL to beautify overhead water tanks with graffiti

Ludhiana: The Municipal Corporation Ludhiana (LMC) is all set to take up the beautification of the overhead water tanks in various localities with graffiti on flex sheets. Four sites have been allocated to private companies while at eight sites the department is doing it on its own expenses. The sites where MCL will display the