Punjab deputy CM on ribbon-cutting spree on Friday

  • Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Feb 26, 2016 13:57 IST

Deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal will be inaugurating a number of projects in Ludhiana from morning till afternoon on Friday.

Several meetings between top officials of the civic body have also taken place to discuss the initiation of these projects that were on hold for past sometime now.

Inauguration of the landmark fountain chowk of the city after its renovation would be the first thing in to do list of Badal at around 10.30 in the morning.

The roundabout has been renovated with the help of a private company under Public Private Partnership (PPP) plan.

According to an official of Ludhiana MC, another project that will be inaugurated is mechanised sweeping of roads in the city. “The issue of mechanised sweeping has been raised by the residents and different organisations for past many years.

However, the project is now ready and the MC is all set to introduce machines to clean 50 kms of city roads”said a senior official of the civic body.

Badal would then move on to flag-off a new fleet of city buses from Guru Nanak Stadium. Thereafter, he would inaugurate Rakh Bagh that has also been renovated under the PPP plan.

Sources said that the deputy CM would then address residents of the city at Guru Nanak Dev Bhawan on the city being included amongst first 20 smart cities. Badal would then allot houses to 450 beneficiaries under the Basic Services to Urban Poor (BSUP) scheme before inaugurating a community center at Sector 39 on Chandigarh road.


With deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal in city for the entire day, residents are likely to suffer due to traffic stoppage at various areas as it happens whenever there is a VIP movement in city.


Meanwhile, the protest by Municipal Karamchari Dal was lifted on Thursday after the authorities assured them that sweepers would not be left jobless after the initiation of mechanised sweeping in the city.

The process of mechanised sweeping would initiate from Friday.

The Karamchari Dal was protesting against the MC for the past five days. Members of the association had stated that at least 130 employees would be left jobless after introduction of the mechanised sweeping.

However, to cool down temperaments ahead of the visit of the deputy CM on Friday, authorities assured the protesters that employees would not be sacked from their jobs.n ribbon-cutting spree today

At least six projects around the city are slated to be inaugurated by Sukhbir Badal during the day.

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