Chandigarh’s very own, and celebrated MP, Kirron Kher recently gifted the city with four rapid response vehicles, for the Disaster Management Center. Yes, for all those who might not know, Chandigarh has a disaster management center that comes into action when a natural calamity strikes the city or when mass public requires some help. The new vehicles gifted by Kirron Kher will carry out the function of providing immediate relief in case of any untoward accidents or natural calamities. And Chandigarh falling on the seismic zone IV and V (which is considered the most critical landmasses when earthquakes strikes), this is a much needed move.
Thanks, Ms. Kirron. But we pray that noting of such sort (earthquake, flood, or any unwanted incident) happens to Chandigarh. And in case if anything happens, we do have an active Disaster Management Center at Chandigarh.
You will be astonished to know that the department, till now just had a single van assigned for the city. And that too without any special equipment!
The gesture costed the government an amount of Rs. 25 lakhs. Mayor Arun Sood, DC Ajit Balaji Joshi, former Union Minister and senior BJP leader Harmohan Dhawan and UT’s Deputy Commissioner Mr Ajit Joshi were also present while Kirron Kher flagged off the new vehicles. These vans were donated under Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) at the UT guest house.
Kher said that being the MP of the city, she would provide every possible help to the Administration as well as to the city residents.
A lot is being done in Chandigarh and a lot still needs to be! Anyhow, Thanks Kirron Kher!
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