Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal today issued strict instructions to all the authorities involved in the ongoing development projects in the holy city for timely completion of projects with efficiency and assurance of quality.
Sukhbir, who was in the city to review the ongoing projects, visited various sites, said the dream of the SAD-BJP government to develop Amritsar as one of the most planned and developed cities in the country is not far from being realised as the unprecedented development of the city is progressing at a good pace.
He said the ‘Urban Haat’ (Food Street) will be developed and will showcase the unique food culture as well as handicrafts of the holy city along with having different means of entertainment for the people.
Sukhbir said the best establishments would be invited to run their ventures in the heart of the city in front of Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital complex.
Accompanied by the local bodies minister Anil Joshi, Sukhbir also reviewed the progress of the Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) and the under-construction entrance gate of Amritsar besides personally visiting these sites.
He claimed the work on the prestigious BRTS project is in full swing and said the project would become operational by the end of February next year.
Meanwhile, taking stock of the ongoing work of the world-class facade from the Hall Gate to the Golden Temple, Sukhbir said the entire passage would be free from electric wires and the power corporation has been directed to ensure the same.
Sukhbir inaugurates Rs 203 crore project in Amritsar South constituency, Bolaria absent
As deputy chief minister Sukhbir Badal inaugurated the `203 crore civic amenities project at Sultanwind village, the local Akali MLA and chief parliamentary secretary Inderbir Singh Bolarian was conspicuous by his absence. The project is geared to provide civic amenities, including sewerage, supply of potable water, roads, streets and street lights.
Sukhbir also announced that the work on the project would be completed by the end of next year.
Pertinently, the foundation stone for this project was laid by Sukhbir himself more than a year ago and the project has not moved an inch since then.
After local MLA Bolaria raised his voice against the government and demanded that the solid waste management plant must not be installed in his constituency, most of the Akali leaders distanced themselves from him.
As this project was hanging in limbo, the local bodies minister Anil Joshi had given a go ahead to it.
On Saturday, Sukhbir formally inaugurated its construction work while Bolaria stayed away from the programme.