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Three Panchkula roundabouts get 24x7 security


PANCHKULA: Three of 8 roundabouts in Panchkula, which have been lately revamped by the Panchkula municipal corporation (MC), will now get round the clock safety. As many as six safety guards shall be deployed right here to offer round the clock safety to the roundabouts. The guards will work in shifts. The move has been made after thefts of electrical fittings and other items had been reported from right here.

"In the last few weeks, a number of theft cases were reported from roundabouts at Bella Vista Chowk, Sandeep Sakla Chowk and Geeta Chowk. Thus, it had become crucial for the MC to deploy security guards there," an authentic order highlighted.


The safety guards could have a 12-hour shift on rotational basis - from 7am to 7pm and 7pm to 7am. Not simplest this, they have been requested to document a daily report back to officials concerned. The safety guards shall be held responsible if any robbery takes place right here.

In reality, the municipal corporation has additionally constituted a ward watch crew, which contains three home guards, to watch the guards deployed at the roundabouts. The ward watch crew too submits a daily report back to officials considerations - especially, once they to find guards away from accountability.


MC commissioner-cum-administrator Rajesh Jogpal informed NewsTread that the MC had previous proposed to deploy safety guards all the way through evening hours, but later as a result of the increase in thefts, the dep. decided to make use of workforce round the clock.


Meanwhile, the security guards informed the NewsTread that they have got to remain further vigilant between 2am and 4am when the possibilities of robbery are high.


In February, Jogpal took motion towards 14 MC employees after an inner inquiry established that improper payments had been made for revamping 8 roundabouts.


Another probe used to be initiated by Haryana city local bodies minister Kavita Jain in January. A three-member inquiry committee observed that the Panchkula municipal corporation had overspent roughly Rs 1 crore on revamping 8 roundabouts. The authentic finances for the work allocated to the contractor used to be Rs 2.84 crore.


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