Deputy chief minister and SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal will give the first push to his “Mission Ludhiana” dream project on November 13 by laying foundation stones of projects worth Rs 635 crore.
The deputy CM will also give a Powerpoint presentation of the projects to the media and the industrialists on the occasion, besides holding a separate meetings with the industrial associations.
Sukhbir will lay the foundation stone of Rs 209-crore eight-laning project of Ferozepur Road from Jagraon Bridge to Sidhwan Canal at Mata Rani Chowk. The project is expected to ease traffic snarls on the most busiest road of the city. He will also lay the stone of Rs 116-crore water supply pipeline augmenting project.
He will also set rolling a number of routine development projects related to sewerage and sanitation worth Rs 88 crore.
A meeting of civic body officials was held here on Thursday to oversee the arrangements for deputy CM's visit. PWD minister Sharanjeet Dhillon, mayor Harcharan Singh Gohalwaria, MC commissioner Rahul Tewari, media adviser to chief minister and BJP leader Tikshan Sud, chief parliamentary secretary (local government) Som Parkash, MLAs Manpreet Ayali, Balwinder Bains and Simarjeet Bains also conducted a separate meeting to discuss various aspects of the visit.
MC commissioner Tewari said that the deputy chief minister will also hand over the keys of 1,100 flats meant for the urban poor under Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM). “Since 4,400 flats are to be made under this project, Sukhbir will also lay the foundation stone for the construction of rest of the 3,300 flats. The total cost of the project is Rs 150 crore,” he said.
A fleet of around 40 new buses will be flagged off by Sukhbir on the occasion. Under the city bus service project, 72 buses are already on the road.
The deputy CM will deliver the Powerpoint presentation at a five star hotel, where he will also interact with the leading industrialists of the city and the office-bearers of different industrial associations.
Raising funds for the projects is the prime concern and we will ensure that the civic body generates enough funds at its own level. We have a plan to deal strictly with building bylaws offenders by penalising them. We are also mulling new strategies to generate funds, rest of the financial support is being given by the state government.
Rahul Tewari, MC commissioner