The Corporation has imposed penalties on contractors for not maintaining parks properly.
Story so far: During inspections by the parks department, the Greater Chennai Corporation found that some parks haven’t been properly maintained. ₹13.68 lakhs were collected as penalties between April 1 and September 3 from contractors tasked with maintenance.
- According to the conditions of the tender, contractors should trim grass and de-weed the parks regularly. They should also employ qualified people to maintain them.
- If the situation continues, the Corporation has warned the contractors of termination of their contracts. Residents can complain about the poor maintenance to their zonal offices or the 1913 complaint cell.
The numbers: The Chennai Corporation currently maintains 736 parks across the city. Maintenance of 571 has been handed over to private contractors.