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December, 2008


British Architects to visit to Burlton Park Jalandhar on Saturday

Chandigarh, December 19, 2008

The Board of Control for Cricket in India has advised their British Architects to visit Burlton Park to develop it as a premier sports hub. The Local Government Minister Mr. Manoranjan Kalia has been keen to develop the Burlton Park as in important centre of sports with composite facilities, not only for cricket and hockey but also for an inter-national level swimming pool, squash court, tennis court etc. After detailed discussions with the Punjab Cricket Association and the Board of Control for Cricket in India it has been decided to get the master plan lay out the details of the Burlton Park Sports Complex executed with the assistance of the Board of Control for Cricket in India and their British Architects. They would visit Jalandhar on Saturday the 20th of December.

Disclosing this here today a spokesman of the Local Bodies Department said the Burlton Park is located in 51.5 acres and it is proposed to use 26 acres for cricket, 9 acres for hockey, 2.5 acres for swimming pool, 2.5 acres for a multistory parking, 2.5 acres ground parking and 2.5 acres for roads etc. The Local Government Minister Mr. Manoranjan Kalia directed the Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Jalandhar to improve the accessibility by making the service lane and two 100 feet wide roads connecting Gulab Devi Hospital with the G.T. road. To raise resources for the Sports Complex it is also proposed to build 70 shop-cum-offices which would be sold specifically to sports goods manufactures like Nike, Addidas, Reebok, Fast Food Companies like Mc Donald , KFC and Pizza Hut, sports goods companies apparel store etc. The funds raised from the sale of these shop-cum-offices would be utilized for creating better sports facilities for Burlton Park.

He also said that the Board of Control for Cricket in India has proposed that the stadium be made with inter-national standards so that top class cricket matches in Punjab should be played at three venues namely Mohali, Jalandhar and Bathinda. The creation of inter national levels orts complex would not only boost the sports facilities in the Doaba region/Punjab but it would also benefit the sports good manufacturing companies in Jalandhar.

Adding further he said that the concept design has bee given by Mr.Rajiv Mahajan, Architect of Adharshila and he has been engaged to liaison and implement the project in consultation with the British Architects. These Dream Project of the Punjab state would be competed in a record time.



Senior BJP leader and Punjab's Medical Education Minister Mr. Tikshan Sud today demanded immediate reduction in sale price of Petrol, Diesel and LPG inline with crude dropping from $ 147 to $ 36 per barrel in international market and demanded a white paper on dubious role played by UPA government in 'price management' of petro products to benefit few chosen.

In a statement issued here today Mr. Sud said that crude prices have dropped 80 percent during last one month but government has tried to hoodwink the masses by announcing a meager 10 percent cut in petrol prices and 7 percent in diesel, giving a free hand to the multi-national oil companies to loot the people and fill up their coffers. He said that UPA Government in collusion with multi national companies was deliberately delaying further cut in petrol prices because delay of every day results in profit of thousands of crore for these oil companies .

Mr. Sud said that open loot by oil companies should not be allowed and people of India should get benefit of drop of crude price in international market. He said that to further stop this loot, there should a transparent price fixing mechanism devoid of any government control.

Terming the drop in inflation as being claimed by the government as a 'mirage' Mr. Sud said that inflation has only dropped because of fall in price of Aviation Turbine Fuel and Manufactured Goods and all essential items including food items have become dearer instead of becoming cheaper. He said that inflation fall should be in consonance with drop in prices of essential goods be used by ordinary masses.

The BJP leader demanded immediate cut in petro prices to give relief to ordinary masses already reeling under the impact of ever rising prices of essential goods



Daily Punjab press release