Friday, October 14, 2011

Fazilka MC goes online

The local municipal FAZILKA: The local municipal council on Monday became the first civic body in the state go online.

It has become the only MC in Punjab having a Suvidha Centre and an online facility for the residents, where they can submit bills of water, sewerage, house tax and file complaints from home at the click of the mouse.

Punjab transport and technical education minister Surjit Kumar Jiyani inaugurated the facility. The efforts of MC president Anil Sethi would benefit the people of the area, who would get their civic problems settled immediately, said Jiyani.

The municipal council, which was under debt in 2008, has become self-dependent now.

The civic body is arguably the first city in the country to go car-free. Besides the MC had got constructed 12 ultra-modern toilets in various commercial zones of the city. The authorities had also installed timerbased streetlight system with energy saving equipment.

The 95% work on streetlighting had been complete. The only stadium in the town had been renovated with proper sitting arrangements and state-ofthe-art lighting system.

"At a time when the world was talking about e-governance, we cannot afford to lag behind.
It's is this endeavour that made Fazilka first MC in the state to go online," said Sethi.

Jiyani, who also inaugurated a newly-built conference hall of the MC, said shopkeepers, who were in the possession of the municipal council property, would be given ownership rights by passing a resolution in the meeting of the council.

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