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Sukhbir okays 7,200 houses for EWS families

Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Tuesday gave his nod to an ambitious programme of providing houses to over 7,200 economically weaker section (EWS) families in the command area of Greater Mohali Area Development Authority.

Written by Express News Service | Mohali | Published: May 16, 2012 4:24:43 am

Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Tuesday gave his nod to an ambitious programme of providing houses to over 7,200 economically weaker section (EWS) families in the command area of Greater Mohali Area Development Authority.

Badal said it was a bounden duty of the SAD-BJP government to provide shelter to every poor family by 2020,and directed the GMADA authorities to complete the construction of 7,200 houses within next two years. He said these houses to be constructed at the cost of Rs 288 crore must be allotted to eligible EWS families as per stipulated norms and any diversion from the norms would not be tolerated at any cost.

Focusing on development of SAS Nagar Mohali as future IT destination,Badal said the GMADA should make all efforts to complete the ongoing infrastructure projects on time besides ensuring total quality control in the execution of projects. He directed that all future contracts for construction of roads should have in-built clause of five-year maintenance of that road.

He asked GMADA to ensure proper upkeep of parks and coordinate with MC regarding uniform maintenance of all the roads in Mohali.

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