BADAL REVIEWS DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS WORTH
RS. 180 CRORE FOR SRI ANANDPUR SAHIB AND TALWANDI SABO
CHANDIGARH JULY 28, 2008
The Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today reviewed
the status of various ongoing development projects worth Rs. 180
crore for Sri Anandpur Sahib and Talwandi Sabo being carried out
in and around these holy cities as a part of commemoration of
Tercentenary celebration of 'Gurta Gaddi Divas' of Sri Guru Granth
Sahib during a high level meeting held here under his chairmanship.
The Chief Minister directed all heads of the various departments
involved in this mission to complete all the works including water
supply, sewerage, solid west management, storm water drainage
system, roads, bus stand (Anandpur Sahib) buildings of ITI, Yattri
Niwas and Schools, etc. under these projects in a stipulated time.
Regarding storm water drainage the Chief Minister suggested opting
surface drainage system and also to study the possibilities to
collect this water in a lack, from where it could further be used
for irrigation purpose.
It was informed in the meeting that tendering process for most
of the works had been completed and works would be allotted soon
so that these could be completed by the end of March 2009 positively.
After brainstorming discussions over the plan the Chief Minister
assured the officers that State Government had arranged adequate
advanced funds as per the initial requirements of various departments.
Prominent among others who were present on the occasion included
SAD leader Mr. Amarjit Singh Sidhu, Principal Secretary to the
Chief Minister DS Guru, Principal Secretary Transport Mr. DS Jaspal,
Principal Secretary Local Government, Mr. DS Bains, MD PIDB Mr.
SS Sandhu, Secretary Planning Mr. Satish Chandra, Secretary Water
Supply & Sanitation Mr. PS Aujala, Additional Principal Secretary
Gagandeep Singh Brar, Director Transport Mr. Mandeep Singh, and
overall project in charge Lt. Gen. (Retd.) B.S. Dhaliwal.
EUROPEON DELEGATION CALLS ON MR. KALIA
Chandigarh, July 28
Europeon Delegation led by Ms. Daniel Smadja Ambassador Head
of Europeon Commission to India, Bhuttan and Nepal today called
on Mr. Manoranjan Kalia, Industry and Commerce Minister Punjab
at his official residence and discussed at Length for the promotion
of Trade and Industry.
She showed keen interest and told Mr. Kalia that they were going
to open sub office in Delhi. The Minister asked the delegation
to open one of their sub-office in Punjab also as the Punjabis
were, known for their unique qualities of hard work, entrepreneurship
because of which the Punjab State contributes 75 % wheat in central
pool and 37% rice, which was record in itself.
Mr. D.S. Bains, Principal Secretary Local Government and Mr.
S.S. Channy, Principal Secretary Industry & Commerce were
also present in the meeting.
PUNJAB GOVERNMENT WILL COMPLETE MAJOR
PROJECTS IN 3 YEARS –R.I.SINGH
Rs. 25000 crore would be spent
The Reliance Group has already deposited
Rs. 21.58 Crore as bank guarantee
Chandigarh, July 28
The Punjab Government has chalked out ambitious Plans to implement
over 75 projects including expressways crisscrossing Punjab, flying
clubs, super speciality hospitals, ring roads and five star hotels
, on which Rs. 25000 crore would be spent.
Disclosing this here today Sh. Ramesh Inder Singh, Chief Secretary
Punjab while presiding over a Executive Meeting of Punjab Infrastructure
Development Board (PIDB), said besides the expressway from the
international airport in Mohali to Phagwara (Rs. 2,200 Crore),
an expressway around Mohali Rs. 2300 crore and a ring road around
Amritsar city (Rs. 2500 crore) Mr. Anil Ambani Reliance Energy
Ltd. has proposed to construct a four lane Pathankot-Ajmer expressway
at a cost of Rs. 8,630 crore.
The Reliance Group has already deposited Rs. 21.58 Crore as bank
guarantee to the Punjab Infrastructure Development Board for the
340 KM expressway corridor, starting from Pathankot and ending
at Haryana, Punjab Boarder on National Highway 10. It would reduce
the distance between Pathankot and Ajmer by 200 KM. As regards
the expressway projects, the Reliance Company would be buying
the entire land and the government would give a commitment to
acquire land for the projects at the market rate in case Reliance
Company faces any problem in acquisition. The expressway project
expected to be completed by June 2011, which would be proved a
boon for Malwa said Mr. Singh.
Giving more details the Chief Secretary said that amongst the
projects which would likely to be implemented in two to three
years includes, Air conditioned Bus Terminals at Mohali, Patiala
and Bathinda, Hotel Management Institutes at Mohali and Sirhind,
Five Star Hotels at Amritsar and Bathinda, a Habitat Centre and
IT tower and a Sports complex at Mohali.
The State Government has already acquired Land for the International
airport at Mohali, while 262 acre Central Business District was
proposed in Sector 62 of Mohali, 16 Acre of which would be used
for a five star hotel and an international Convention Centre.
The PIDB also proposed to spend around Rs. 400 Crore on up gradation,
beautification or urban road net works and city scaping of Amritsar,
Bathinda, Jalandhar, Ludhiana and Mohali. The Board has also proposed
to construct Rail over Bridges (ROBs) in Ludhiana, Bathinda, Ferozepur,
Nawanshahr, Mansa, Dhuri, Amritsar, Sunam and Tarn Taran by April
2010. Two Greenfield super speciality Hospitals one at Mohali
and other at Bathinda at a cost of Rs. 100 crore each would be
completed in the next couple of year.
Prominent amongst others who attended meeting included Sh. D.S.Guru,
Principal Secretary to CM, Mr. D.S. Kalha, Principal Secretary
Finance, Mr. D.S. Bains, Principal Secretary Local Govt. Mr. Arun
Goel, Housing and Urban Development, Mr. Jagjit Puri, Medical
Education & Research and other members of the executive committee.