Rs 5,000 cr to be spent on amenities in 165 towns

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: May 08, 2015 23:47 IST

The Punjab government on Friday launched a scheme to provide water supply, sewerage, sewage treatment plants (STPs), streetlights, roads and parks in 165 towns of the state by the end of 2016 at a cost of Rs 5,000 crore.

As per the roadmap drawn by the government, a major thrust would be given to the development of these towns by ensuring world-class civic amenities. The focus would be on refurbishing the towns with state-of-the-art facilities, a government spokesperson said.

The work for providing water supply and sewerage facilities, besides the setting up of STPs, has been completed in 46 towns; the work for providing streetlights, roads and parks in these towns would be completed soon. The work for water supply, sewerage and STP facility in 90 towns would be completed by December 2015. The remaining 29 towns would be covered in a similar way by the end of 2016.

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