Stressing the need for best facilities at the Attari border to ensure flourishing of the Indo-Pak trade, Punjab cabinet minister Bikram Majithia on Saturday assured the traders that the Punjab government would take up the matter with the Centre.
Majithia, who was invited by the CII to participate in an interactive session and listen to the grievances faced by traders from various industries, said, "Infrastructure at Attari needs to be top-class if the government wants the best for the Indo-Pak trade."
"The exporters and importers have told me that how things are lacking at the border that holds tremendous potential. I assure that the Punjab government would continue to raise demand for better facilities at the rail cargo terminal here as well as road to help the trade."
Other than this, an array of demands and suggestions were put forth ranging from need for more international air connectivity, common effluent treatment plant for textile industry, research and development wing at GNDU for analysis of dyes and chemical besides 5% rebate on electricity charges to the older textile units.
The demand for widening of roads, removal of encroachments, high tension cables in industrial areas to prevent supply failure, rationalization of labour charges at Attari, imposing lesser pollution norms on residential colonies at compared to industries and infrastructural needs at Vallah vegetable market also figured in the discussions.
CII Amritsar zonal council chairman Rajdeep Uppal apprised Majithia about issues various industries face and demanded the intervention of Punjab government to get things done.Gunbir Singh narrated about the poor civic conditions in the city. Gunbir mentioned that how this has turned into eyesore for visitors and not much was done to check dirt and filth.