Panchkula MC passes 102.40 crore budget

Story By: Rajesh Sharma
Wednesday, March, 01 2017 - 14:07

Panchkula Municipal Corporation  (MC) on February 27 passed an annual budget of Rs 102.40 crore for fiscal year 2017-2018.

The civic body has approved Rs 28.53 crore on establishment, Rs 10.32 crore on contingency and Rs 6.71 crore as miscellaneous expenditure.

Under development works, maximum 44 per cent hike has been proposed for the construction and maintenance of roads.

Similarly, the maximum percentage increase in contingency works has been proposed for street lights while under the establishment expenditure, the sanitation will get 43 per cent more funds. 

MC increased the expenditure of horticulture wing by five time, increasing it to Rs 50 lakh, from previous Rs 10 lakh.

The budget for controlling stray dog menace has been increased six times, from Rs 5 lakh in 2016-2017 to Rs 30 lakh in 2017-2018.

The budget was passed in a meeting chaired by Panchkula mayor Upinder Kaur Ahluwalia along with MC commissioner Lalit Siwach with consent of all MC councillors.


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