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Golden Temple Plaza to be dedicated to devotees on Diwali: Sukhbir Badal

Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Tuesday, reviewing the progress of ongoing construction work of world class Golden Temple Plaza being developed at a cost of Rs 78 crore, said it would be dedicated to devotees at this Diwali as the work of this prestigious project was on advanced stage of completion.

chandigarh Updated: Oct 07, 2014 20:33 IST
HT Correspondent

Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Tuesday, reviewing the progress of ongoing construction work of world class Golden Temple Plaza being developed at a cost of Rs 78 crore, said it would be dedicated to devotees at this Diwali as the work of this prestigious project was on advanced stage of completion.

Visiting the plaza site to take stock of ongoing construction, Badal asked the authorities to ensure the completion well before this Diwali to make upcoming festival special for devotees coming to pay obeisance from all over the world. deputy CM directed the officers concerned to conclude the internal decoration and beautification of Plaza besides reducing congestion around the plaza by strictly prohibiting the access of vehicles near it for the facilitation of devotees.

Badal also took the notice of congestion on main roads of the city due to pushcarts and directed officers of municipal corporation, Amritsar to remove all rehris selling fruits and veggies on sides of main roads. He also asked them to initiate the cleanliness process of all roads, streets and other places only during night hours with heavy machines to avoid hindrances at day time.

Badal said the work of giving traditional look to passage from Hall Gate to Golden Temple should be started from Sri Darbar Sahib side by ensuring the completion of first phase upto Town Hall. He said this project would give a unique and traditional shape and look to the whole passage with world class landscaping, fountain, trees and beautification. He said the electricity poles already existing in this passage should also be removed.

On the setting up of proposed Apollo Hospital, Badal also asked the district administration to identify the appropriate chunk of land for this purpose so the physical work on this project could be initiated at the earliest. He said with this project the holy city would become a hub of healthcare with the availability of world class treatment facilities.

Badal also directed local administration to engage the services of world class companies for landscaping of the entire city, roads, roundabouts and other prominent places so it could be developed as main tourist place in the country. Badal also asked to prepare the design of Circuit House accordingly.

Issuing strict directions to all officers, Badal said any kind of laxity would not be tolerated and the responsible officers/officials would have to face the flak since the world class development of Holy city was one of the top agenda of SAD-BJP alliance.

Badal also reviewed the ongoing work of widening of roads, BRTS, beautification of roundabouts, under construction entry gates, War Memorial, Gobindgarh Fort, Solid Waste Management, Sewerage Treatment Plant, Bhagwan Valmiki Tirath Memorial, world class parking at Wagah border etc.

Among others, principal secretary to deputy CM PS Aujla, secretary local bodies Ashok Gupta and mayor Bakshi Ram Arora were also present in the meeting.