Navneet Varmani, Chandigarh, 8th October, 2008:The progressive trader’s welfare association sec.17, which mainly consists of traders from the neglected area between the bridge and former Jagat Theater, has welcomed the news about an amusement park being purposed in this area. Mr. Varinder Guleria, president of the assoc. has thanked the Mayor, Mr. Pardeep Chabra for initiating the development works in the most neglected part of the sec.17. He said that it has been more that 30 years that the traders have been forced to face the neglect of the authorities. This area had always been given a step motherly treatment. The news of the development works and the amusement park has given our traders a reason to smile.
On the other hand the asson. Has strongly opposed the comments of former mayor Ms. Harjinder Kaur . The asson. Says that her comments seem to be politically motivated. Sec. 17 is in the ward of the present mayor but it is not a vote bank area, on the other hand sec 17 is the face of the city beautiful. No visitor to this city leaves without a visit to sec.17. Development of sec 17 should be above the petty political considerations of wards and areas.
Her apprehensions regarding the chaos are hypothetical and baseless. The existing and four new parking lots will be enough to take care of the parking needs. Sec 17 has been holding. Diwali melas in the past, and the rush at these melas was much more that it is expected at the purposed amusement park.
As the traders of this area, we know the ground reality and are fully confident that the concept of amusement park is going to be a great success.