Chief minister Parkash Singh Badal has announced that Rs 170 crore will be spent in the constituency on development. Badal was in town to honour zila parishad and panchayat samiti winners from the party.
“More than Rs 4 crore will spent on developing the rural areas. A bridge between Chohala Sahib and Beas will be constructed at a cost of Rs 77 lakh. Resurfacing and widening of Bebe Naanki Marg will cost another Rs 23 crore.
Maintenance of roads will cost Rs 17 crore. Adarsh Schools will be made operational at a cost of Rs 5 crore and Rs 4 crore will be spent on sewerage repair and installation,” the CM said.
He added that the Sultanpur Lodhi civil hospital will get a separate Mother-Child care unit at a cost of Rs 6 crore. Repair of infrastructure in schools will get Rs 1.83 crore. On the local veterinary hospital and two other dispensaries Rs 70 lakhs will be spent. More than Rs 25 crore have been allocated for the development of infrastructure of S Atma Singh multi-disciplines academies at Jabbowal.
“More than Rs 4 crore have been allocated to ensure supply of fresh drinking water to all the residents of the city,” Badal said.
Badal said, “People of the area have done injustice for themselves and for me at large by defeating Bibi Upinderjit Kaur. I am missing the services of very efficient colleague.”
Revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia was also present on this occasion.
For CM rally, rules violated openly
In a clear violation of road permit rules under Punjab Motor Vehicles Taxation Act, school and college buses were found to be ferrying villagers to attend the chief minister's rally at the new grain market.
A fleet of yellow painted buses, belonging to different educational institutions of the region, were parked outside the rally point and they had been reportedly asked by district transport officer to meet the demands of political leaders.
The buses belonging to Sant Hira Dass Kanya Mahavidyalya Kala Sanghian, SD College for Women, Sri Guru Har Krishan Public School, Christ Jyoti Convent School, Akal (International) Academy, Lord Krishna Polytechnic, Anand Public Senior Secondary School, Akal (Galaxy), Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women and some other institutions were reportedly put on duty by the district administration.
“Nearly 40 buses were demanded by Master Gurdev Singh, the newly elected zila parishad member and a close associate of Bibi Upinderjit Kaur. To ferry villagers from other parts of the region also, buses were utilised,” sources said
.“However, no permit was issued to any of the bus which, as per rules, can be used only for bringing students to the institutes,” sources added.
DTO Daljit Kaur did not respond to repeated calls.