PWD Minster issues directions to recover dues from commercial establishments along highways

Chandigarh: The Punjab Public Works minister Harbhajan Singh ETO has directed immediate recovery of access road dues from commercial properties along the roads such as Petrol Pumps, Marriage Palaces, Private Schools, Private Hospitals, Industrial Factories, Hotels/Dhabas etc.

Taking the matter seriously, the minister while reviewing the work of the Public Wor s Department here today, expressed grave concern over the loss of revenue as many business establishments have not taken approval for the access route and those who have taken the approval have not paid the due fees.

He directed the field officers to prepare and execute time bound action plan for these recoveries and warned them that if any official is found to be negligent in this regard then strict action will be taken.

The PWD Minister ordered the Forest, Power and Sewerage Board officials to remove the electricity poles and remove the obstacles for the smooth execution of ongoing projects of the PWD so that the construction works can be completed quickly. He instructed the concerned supervising engineers to complete the entire work on time.

He also ordered the officials to perform their duties diligently and fulfil the set targets as per norms and quality standards. He also instructed all the Superintending Engineers to properly prepare the records of the work under their jurisdiction.

Secretary PWD Malvinder Singh Jaggi, Joint Secretary PWD Sakatar Singh Bal, Chief Engineer PWD Arun Kumar, All Chief Engineers, All Superintending Engineers, senior officials of Forest, Sewerage Board and Power Department were also present in the meeting.

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