Modern laundry service stations to come up in Chandigarh

January 18th, 2009 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS  

Chandigarh, Jan 18 (IANS) Six ultra-modern laundry service stations (dhobi ghats) will come up in different parts of the city at a total cost of Rs.70 million, an official said Sunday. “All the formalities regarding this project have been completed. The concerned department has already prepared the blueprint of this project and will present it in the next meeting for final consent,” an official spokesperson of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation (MC) said here Sunday.

“Each laundry service station will be built at an approximate cost of Rs.10 million and a budget of around Rs.70 million will be separately allocated for this project. These stations, singular kind in the region, will be equipped with all the latest equipments and machinery,” said the spokesperson.

Civic officials here will sign an agreement with the local washermen association. As per the agreement, the washermen can avail the services at the laundry service stations by paying a certain fee.

These stations will be built at six different sectors of the city. Even the common man can avail this option by paying a fees.

“These laundry service station will be of immense benefit for people like me who are staying here away from our families. Normally, we face countless problems with the washermen here. They are not at all reliable and never come on time,” said Sarabjit Gill, an executive in a bank.

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