Development our key agenda, BRTS in Amritsar soon, claims Sukhbir

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Amritsar
  • Updated: Feb 20, 2014 22:25 IST

Laying the foundation stone of Rs 285 crore development projects in the Amritsar South constituency, deputy chief minister on Thursday said development was the main agenda of SAD-BJP government.

Sukhbir told the people that the bus rapid transit system (BRTS) has been sanctioned for Amritsar which would be initiated in a week as tenders have already been invited for the project.

The BRTS would be implemented in Amritsar on the pattern of Istanbul (Turkey) at an estimated cost of Rs 500 crore.

"I am personally monitoring the development projects of Amritsar city on monthly basis as it was my mission and vision," the deputy chief minister said.

He said development projects of Rs 2,500 crore were in the pipeline which would give a facelift to the city in next two years.

Promising hassle-free service delivery and paperless administration to the common man in next six months, the deputy chief minister said 147 services would be provided online as all villages would be connected to 4G service at a cost of Rs 4,000 crore.

He said the process has been started from Mansa district which is going to become the first online district of the country.

Revenue minister Bikram Majithia said, "There are rumours that the Congress is looking for an outsider for Amritsar Lok Sabha ticket. The Congress has sensed a sure defeat from the Amritsar segment and this is the reason that they looking for an outside candidate. The names of some cricketers have come up already."

Addressing the gathering, local bodies minister Anil Joshi urged the people to vote for Modi for a better future.

"The country needs better governance and Modi as the Prime Minister can change things," Joshi asserted.
Punjab BJP general secretary Tarun Chugh, vice-president Rajinder Mohan Singh Chinna, mayor Bakshi Ram Arora and others were present on the occasion.

Promises paperless admn

The deputy chief minister promised a hassle-free service delivery system and paperless administration in the next six months

147 services would be provided online as all villages would be connected to 4G service at a cost of Rs 4,000 crore soon, he said.

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