Port Blair, June 22: In pursuit of providing maximum benefit to maximum number of people, the Port Blair Municipal Council (PBMC) has taken a number of initiatives for the welfare of its citizens, with the active participation of Elected Representatives. One such initiative by PBMC is to develop community assets. To facilitate the poorest of the poor, the Council had taken up the daunting task to renovate/ revamp/ redesign nine community halls in various wards. For the works, the Administration has allotted a fund to the tune of Rs. 7.15 Crores.

Accordingly, the works pertaining to Community Hall near Island Bakery, Community Hall at Dairy Farm, Community Hall at Shadipur, Community Hall at Brookshabad and Community Hall at Pahargaon are nearing completion.

The tender for renovating of community hall at Haddo and Anarkali have been awarded and the work will start soon. The first phase work of Khaitan Kalyana Mandapam has been completed and 2nd phase work has been awarded while the tender for renovation of Community Hall Delanipur is under process.

Informing about the progress of the works, the Secretary PBMC said that the progress of the work has been delayed due to lockdown imposed. However, the work pertaining to community halls near Island Bakery, Dairy Farm, Shadipur, Brookshabad & Pahargaon) are expected to be completed by July 2020, he said.

Further, the construction of Community Hall at Chakkargaon has been completed and the renovation of Community Hall at South Point is also expected to be completed by July 2020. With the completion of the renovation works of each community hall, around 4000 to 4500 population will be benefitted, the Secretary added.