Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Tuesday reviewed the status of ongoing development works in the industrial capital, Ludhiana.
Presiding over a meeting with the officials of Ludhiana administration, municipal corporation, Mayor and GLADA, Sukhbir asked them to expedite the ongoing projects and make it the most developed city of the state by the end of 2015.
It was informed in the meeting that the 8-laning project of Ferozepur Road-Jagraon Bridge-Sidhwan Canal at Rs 209 crore would commence in December and completed by March 2015.
He also said the construction of parking complex at Feroze Gandhi Market at a cost of Rs 35 crore would be completed by June 2015.
Deputy CM said with a view to upgrade the living standards of slum dwellers, under a Rs 136-crore project, the keys of 1,100 dwelling units would be handed over to beneficiaries on January 26, 2014, and by the end of June 2014, Ludhiana city would have a fleet of 210 city buses.
On the issue of Buddah Nullah, Sukhbir said a master plan in this regard at a cost of `500 crore, including `110 crore for roads was under consideration, adding that work on these sites would start in January 2014.
He said mechanised sweeping and washing of main roads in Ludhiana had also finalised and the work would start in January 2014. He said modernisation and development of slaughter house at a total of Rs 37 crore was also under consideration.
Prominent among those present in the meeting were MLA Ranjit Singh Dhillon, mayor HS Gohalwaria, deputy commissioner Rajat Aggarwal and special principal secretary to deputy CM Ajay Mahajan.