CHANDIGARH,27.02.20-A meeting of the Environment Standing Committee of Administrator’s Advisory Council was held today on 27th February, 2020 in Paryavaran Bhawan, Sector 19B, Chandigarh under the Chairmanship of Sh.Pawan Kumar Bansal, Ex-Member of Parliament, Chandigarh wherein detailed discussion on various environmental issues such as Waste Management, Tertiary Treated water, Noise Pollution, Air Quality, Transportation, Free flow of traffic, Eco-sensitive zone around Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary, Protecting the Choes, Securing & enhancing the value of existing green/ open spaces & strict implementation of ban on polythene/ plastic carry bags, was held.

The Officers from the concerned departments were present to update the committee with the latest action taken on the above points. The committee showed its concern over the issue of Solid Waste Management, functioning of STP, proper maintenance and upkeep of the cycle tracks laid in the city and Engineering Department has been asked to repair the cycle tracks wherever required. The issue regarding rising noise level in the city especially during marriages was also deliberated and Deputy Commissioner, UT Chandigarh has been asked to make clear mention regarding noise level while granting permission. It was also decided to organize Workshops for employees of Municipal Corporation to further strengthen the monitoring mechanism on usage of single use plastic in the city. The Chairman appreciated the efforts of all the departments and urged everyone to work hard to make Chandigarh a clean & beautiful place to live in.

Besides Sh.Pawan Kumar Bansal, Chairman of the Committee, the officers from other departments were also present during the meeting.