The much-awaited road map to develop the Cantonment assembly segment is finally being prepared, the Hindustan Times has learnt. Sources said the plan was discussed during a marathon meeting Health minister Anil Vij had with senior district officials at Circuit House on February 28.
During the four hour-long meeting, Vij asked the officers to wipe-off the scars of discrimination the constituency allegedly faced in the past ten years of Congress rule and revive projects that were approved but never saw the light of the day.
The minister asked the officers to draw a blue print that envisages making the area a model for other areas, one that is clean, green and encroachment-free and has a better living environment.
Sources told HT that the meeting also discussed modalities to start the defunct Patvi solid waste management system at the earliest to make Ambala garbage-free.
It was also decided to shift dairies, Anaaj Mandi and Sabzi Mandi out of Sadar area and repair all roads in a time-bound manner.
"Work on all pending and future projects has already been started and the results would be visible in the coming days," Vij told HT, adding that officers of all the concerned departments have been sensitised about the project.
Vij also said a new civil hospital would come up in the area at a cost of `40 crore after demolishing the existing structure. The new hospital will have a fully air-conditioned five storey building with four operation theatres (OT) and a mini OT.
Specialist doctors from all branches of medicine would be available in the upcoming 100-bed hospital which would have 32 private rooms also, the health minister added.
The Union government has also included Ambala in 100 cities across the country for smart city status and has made a budget provision of `60 crores for it. Panipat, Faridabad and Gurgaon have also been included in the category.