Rupnagar member of legislative assembly (MLA) Daljit Singh Cheema was on a foundation-stone laying spree in the district on Wednesday.
Cheema laid 13 foundation stones of 20 development works worth `2.76 crore in Rupnagar on Wednesday. The works included construction of streets in ward numbers 1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 10, 14 and 16, installation of tube well in the park at Giani Zail Singh Nagar, construction of road in Guru Tegh Bahadur Nagar, Gandhi Chowk-Civil Hospital road and development of paths leading to the Circular Road.
Cheema said these works would be completed in a time-bound manner and Punjab government was committed to the development of Rupnagar town and sufficient funds would be provided for development works.
"The construction of Rupnagar bypass had resumed and work would be completed in the coming months. Besides this, 100% water supply and sewerage facility would be provided to the residents of the town soon," Cheema said, adding that construction of water tanks and sewerage treatment plants had been completed, which would be opened for the people soon.
Cheema further said that work for strengthening and widening of 19 roads of the town at a cost of `3 crore was already going on, which would be completed in the coming days.
Former Rupnagar municipal council president Amarjit Singh Satyal, former municipal councillors Paramjit Singh Makkar, Bawa Singh, Gurmukh Singh Saini, zila parishad member Harpreet Singh Basant and Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) Mandal president Darshan Lal Jain were also present on the occasion, among others.