Bhoomi pujan held for food street in Sector 48
- We condemn the flogging of Dalit men in Gujarat, says Rajnath Singh
- India cannot suppress voice of Kashmiris, should hold plebiscite: Nawaz Sharif
- Hockey legend Mohammed Shahid passes away
- Ambiguity on Navjot Singh Sidhu's status in BJP as no official word on resignation from party
- 7th Pay Commission: Govt to examine pay parity between IAS, non-IAS officers
After several delays, bhoomi pujan of the first food street in Sector 48 was finally performed on Sunday, paving the way for the construction to begin at the site.
This one-of-its kind food street will cost approximately Rs 25 lakh. The open food court area will be 50 feet x 50 feet, will have Kota marble platform and six 7.25 feet x 7.25 feet booths. The food court will have an open sitting area and drinking water facility. The project may take five-six months to complete.
The food street will have six kiosks. Once operational, it will cater to the residents of the southern sectors where a large number of housing societies are present. A substantial population resides in the southern sectors.
Area councillor Davesh Moudgil, who along with residents of the area participated in the bhoomi pujan, said this project had been neglected for many years and it was an essential requirement of the residential societies of the southern sectors. There are no restaurants in these sectors and residents have to travel long distances to eat out.
Recently, the tender for the food street, the foundation stone for which was laid in 2009, was re-allotted.
The food street had hit several roadblocks since the foundation was laid in December 2009. The tender had been allotted earlier. However, before the construction could be started, it came to light that the site that was allotted for the food street was in the way of a slow carriageway that was to be constructed in the area.
For shifting of the site a little further, revised plans were prepared. The approval of these plans took several months. In the meantime, the contractor who had been allotted the contract refused to start construction, stating that the cost of material had gone up and the agency would not be able to undertake construction. Thereafter, tenders were invited several times, but no one was willing to take up work.
- UN faces a crisis, but its new secretary general is unlikely to upset tradition
- South China Sea verdict has changed the ground rules for future engagement with China
- Empowering women through JAM
- Resolution of citizen grievances is an indicator of the performance of government departments
- Telescope: Grace and the lack of it
- The endeavour for a common civil law must be to end discrimination, and not stamp majority might