Ahead of model code of conduct, deputy CM promised projects worth Rs 3280.74 crores in just 16 days

Road widening, four laning of roads in Bathinda were the other promised projects.

Ludhiana | Published: March 5, 2014 8:38 pm
Badal inaugurated and laid foundation stones  of projects worth Rs 3280.74 crores in just 16 days. Badal inaugurated and laid foundation stones of projects worth Rs 3280.74 crores in just 16 days.

Ahead of implementation of  model code of conduct,  State Government left no chance to woo the voters  and in a hurry, deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal inaugurated and laid foundation stones  of projects worth Rs 3280.74 crores in just 16 days and out of these projects worth Rs 3135.74 crores were announced in just 12 days only.

Deputy CM was seen in a hurry to lay foundation stones in almost every city of the state and for a change he was seen reaching before time in the functions as he had to rush to the other spots.

Interestingly, deputy CM inaugurated a bus stand in Fatehgarh Sahib costing Rs 3 crores and about 3 substations were also inaugurated and the rest projects were just the promises of the state government in which deadline of majority of the projects is for 18 months.

The details revealed that deputy CM laid foundation stones of an ultra modern auditorium costing Rs 55 crores in SAS Nagar, Rs 450 crores housing project in Bathinda, Rs 580 crores metro bus project in Amritsar, Infosys development centre costing Rs 425 crores in Mohali,  Cargill dairy feed unit costing Rs  70 crores in Bathinda and so on.

Majority of the rest of the promised projects include up gradation of water  and sewer system in Khanna, Bathinda, Moga, Amritsar, Jalandhar,  Fazilka, Faridkot  etc areas. Road widening, four laning of roads in Bathinda were the other promised projects.

Deputy CM laid the last foundation stone in Ludhiana yesterday which was regarding a Rs 135 crores common effluent treatment plant for dyeing units. This project is already running behind the schedule and hence it was yet another announcement of the already announced project.

Rival party Congress had been accusing the ruling alliance of wasting money on laying foundation stones and also spending huge money just on advertisements only. Today itself,  Simarjeet Singh Bains, MLA from Atam Nagar constituency of Ludhiana said,” for laying foundation stone of a project worth Rs 3 crores, the state government had spent Rs 65 lakhs only on advertisement. Still the dream project of deputy CM – the expressway along Sidhwan canal has not met the deadline, so what can one expect from the foundation stones which have been laid now.”

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