Sukhbir announces major infrastructure projects

The Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Monday announced the four laning of the Chandigarh-Fatehgarh Sahib-Patiala road and other infrastructure projects in Punjab.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: October 16, 2012 2:36 am

The Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Monday announced the four laning of the Chandigarh-Fatehgarh Sahib-Patiala road and other infrastructure projects in Punjab.

At the induction ceremony of the former Congress Minister Harbans Lal in Shiromani Akali Dal,Badal said that Punjab government has initiated the Rs 13,000 crore project to ensure better connectivity of the state with adjoining areas.

He also approved Rs 30 crore for provision of hundred percent sewerage coverage,Rs 2 crore for the beautification of Sirhind drain and developing it as a picnic spot on the pattern of Sukhna Lake.

Besides these projects,Badal proposed a multipurpose sports stadium in the name of Baba Zorawar and Baba Fateh Singh,the younger Sahibzadas of Guru Gobind Singh Ji,in the next financial year and he promised to organize matches of the World Kabbadi Cup,2013.

Badal said that the next three years are very crucial for the development of the state as the SAD-BJP government has chalked out an Rs 8,745 crore urban development project for 142 cities and towns of the state to be implemented in this stipulated time frame.

Besides this a Rs 10,000 crore project was also being given final touches with an aim to provide on an average Rs 100 crore for various development projects in each assembly constituency and the thrust area would be the provision of various civic amenities in the rural areas on an urban pattern.

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