Mohali Industrial Space is now ‘a no man’s land’


The upkeep of the Industrial Space Phases 8A and 8B that started a 12 months in the past has been caught up in a bureaucratic maze but once more.

The situation of the realm, which has round 800 industrial models, has gone from unhealthy to worse with broken roads and poor maintenance. This, although MC collects a property tax of round 16 crore, however has to date solely launched 1 crore for improvement work.

For the final twenty years, the realm was beneath Punjab Small Industries and Export Company (PSIEC), however final 12 months, its upkeep was handed over to the civic physique. At current, nonetheless, neither PSIEC nor the MC are sustaining the realm.

PSIEC chief engineer Ramtesh Singh Bains stated, “We’re within the remaining levels of transferring the upkeep work of business areas to the municipal company, as they’re amassing the property tax annually. We now have to pay them round 2 crore and hopefully, it will likely be achieved in every week’s time. The delay was because of the pandemic.”

Mohali MC commissioner Kamal Kumar stated, “I fail to grasp why they haven’t transferred the work, when now we have already given them the consent.”

Although PSIEC has already undertaken patchwork of roads, laying of paver blocks and constructing of boundary partitions at a price of 1.83 crore, it should now deposit the steadiness of 2.2 crore with the MC for work on water provide, sewerage, storm, drainage and waste disposal.

An electricity transformer is engulfed by wild growth at the Industrial Area in Phase 8B, Mohali. (Gurminder Singh/HT)
An electrical energy transformer is engulfed by wild progress on the Industrial Space in Part 8B, Mohali. (Gurminder Singh/HT)

Points galore

Yogesh Sagar, president of Mohali Industries Affiliation (MIA), stated, “We now have lodged a number of complaints relating to upkeep work, however authorities haven’t achieved something. Streetlights are non-functional, drains are choked, and heaps of rubbish dot the panorama, attracting stray canine and cattle.”

Vivek Kapoor, vice-president of MIA, stated, “The authorities are testing our endurance. We don’t even really feel like going to our models due to all these points. Even the central authorities scheme of depositing all funds beneath a particular function automobile for use for bettering infrastructure right here stays on paper. The tragic half is that it has been virtually twenty years now and we’re nonetheless asking for fundamental facilities.”

Trade in Mohali started in 1978 with simply 10 models, however at present, it boasts 10,000 models, together with the manufacturing and IT/service industries. These industrial models fall beneath three heads–Phases 1 to 4 are beneath the Larger Mohali Space Growth Authority (GMADA); Phases 7, 8A and 8B are beneath PSIEC; and Part 9 Industrial Space falls beneath Punjab Infotech.


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