Ludhiana, November 13, The Bahadurke Textile and Knitwear Association may be worried as the November 15 deadline for starting a new Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) is approaching, but the MC authorities are perturbed over the lackadaisical approach of the association.

About 26 owners of dyeing units at Bahadurke Road were served notices for disconnection of sewer lines from the MC’s main sewer.

MC Commissioner Kamalpreet Brar told The Tribune, “Today, association members had come to submit their representation. They should have accomplished the task within the stipulated time, especially when they had committed it to the NGT. Their discharge is choking our sewer lines. But now this issue is to be dealt with at the MC General House meeting. Their representation has been moved to the Mayor today itself. Action will be taken accordingly by the House,” said the MC Commissioner.

Meanwhile, Rajnish Gupta, one of the directors of the association, said they had gone to meet the MC Commissioner and the Joint Commissioner, who had taken the representation. At the same time, another representation was sent to Local Bodies Minister Brahm Mohindra. “Though none has given any assurance that the deadline will be extended, we are still hopeful that for one last time, they will do the needful as the CETP work is at last stage and its completion will take some time. We have asked them to extend the deadline till December 31, 2019,” said Gupta.

It may be mentioned here that a few days back, the MC authorities had served notices to association members to disconnect their connections from the MC’s main sewer lines till November 15 else the MC will cut their sewer lines. The notices were served as the deadline given to the association got over on September 30. The MC authorities said several deadlines were crossed, but so far, the association had not been able to start the CETP.

“Had they started everything parallel, they could have easily saved the time, but they did not do so and now want extension of deadline,” rued Commissioner Brar.

Published On : 13-11-2019

Source : The Tribune India

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