Sukhbir promises new-look Amritsar

Days after the BJP MP from Amritsar Navjot Singh Sidhu alleged that the SAD-BJP government has no money for development projects in his constituency

Written by Express News Service | Amritsar | Updated: April 8, 2014 1:17 pm

Days after the BJP MP from Amritsar Navjot Singh Sidhu alleged that the SAD-BJP government has no money for development projects in his constituency,Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Tuesday said a Rs 2,000-crore master plan has been formulated to refurbish Amritsar city by 2016.

Addressing mediapersons on Sidhu’s allegations that development funds for Amritsar were being diverted to other parts of the state,Sukhbir said: “No funds have been diverted. I do not know why Sidhu was speaking like this because the government is committed to develop Amritsar… I fail to understand why Sidhu is raking up non-issues. He must have something in his mind which I am not aware of.”

Sukhbir,who was in Amritsar to inaugurate various development projects for the city,added: “The government cannot ignore Amritsar city and all projects will be completed on time,as funds are not a problem… Deeds always speak louder than words and development of the holy city of Amritsar will put an end to all false propaganda.”

Stating this here after paying obeisance at the Golden Temple,Sukhbir said another set of welfare projects worth Rs 500 crore for transforming the walled city,keeping intact its originality,will also be started.

In the near future,Amritsar will have a state-of-the-art sports stadium,flyovers,100 per cent sewerage network renewal,complete rural lighting,BRTS,world class solid waste management system and much more,he said,while adding that Amritsar will be the first safe city of the state,equipped with CCTV surveillance.

Reviewing the progress of an underground plaza constructed near the Golden Temple complex,Sukhbir said it will be ready by Diwali. “I am absolutely satisfied with the pace of development works in Amritsar and the city’s face will change once the Rs 2,000-crore master plan is implemented by 2016,” he added.

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