Incomplete project troubles residents
The Nakodar residents on Sunday blamed the SAD-BJP government of step-motherly treatment after the town's name was excluded from the list for providing civil amenities.punjab Updated: Aug 18, 2013 17:29 IST
The Nakodar residents on Sunday blamed the SAD-BJP government of step-motherly treatment after the town's name was excluded from the list for providing civil amenities.
They said that the government had approved Rs 15.68 crore sewerage project for Shahkot and Rs 25 crore for Nurmahal whereas Nakodar's revised project estimate is lying pending with the government for two years.
The water supply and sewerage board had submitted a revised project to the government, estimate at Rs 38 crore, to complete the laying of sewerage lines in October 2010.
Executive engineer Resham Lal said the government has approved estimates and sent it to the Punjab Infrastructure Development Board (PIDB) for release of funds. The Rs 15 crore project for laying sewerage lines here, started by Punjab water supply and sewerage board, came to a halt in 2007, following non release of funds.
The foundation stone of the project was laid by then chief minister Capt Amrinder Singh in March 2006. The main sewerage lines 9.8 Km and branch lines (51.44 Km) were to be laid acrores the town, but only 2.28 km main lines and 6 Km branch lines have been laid.
The Nagar council had even taken up the issue with the chief minister during his sangat darshan programme in March 2011.The locals have demanded immediate release of funds and said that the project should not roll between the ruling alliance and the opposition. When contacted Nakodar MLA GS Wadala, he said the government would release funds under Punjab municipal before municipal elections.