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Congress will contest Amritsar MC polls on development agenda: Navjot Singh Sidhu

A sports park across 26 acre, adjoining Ranjit Avenue, with track facility for athletes, four cricket pitches, badminton court etc will be available, he said.

punjab Updated: Jul 22, 2017 16:05 IST
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Local bodies minister Navjot Singh Sidhu during the inauguration of a railway overbridge in Amritsar on Friday.
Local bodies minister Navjot Singh Sidhu during the inauguration of a railway overbridge in Amritsar on Friday. (Sameer Sehgal/HT)

Local bodies minister Navjot Singh Sidhu visited Amritsar to inaugurate the rail over bridge at Verka on Friday.

Sidhu said, “The Congress government will contest the municipal corporation elections based on the development agenda.” He said, “Chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh will himself visit all the poll bound cities to roll out the developmental plan.”

“A comprehensive developmental plan encompassing all sectors is being chalked out ,” he said. “Two big sports parks will come up in Amritsar and Ludhiana. The children will be provided all the requisite facilities,” he said. “New delimitation of wards will come into effect before the municipal council polls. Increased number of wards will take part in the polls, to be held within this year,” he said.

He said, “ Six bridges will be constructed in Amritsar to ensure smooth commuting, including the bridge coming up at Tarn Taran road.” He said, new bridges will be constructed at Sant Sukha Singh Chowk, Valla bye-pass, Putlighar and Bhandari Bridge and will be operational within 2 months. An underpass will also be constructed at Joura Phatak, he said.

A new advertisement policy to increase income of municipal councils, by 40-50 crore, working in the bigger cities is being formulated, he said. He said, storm water sewers will be constructed targeting the stagnant water menace. Punjab government will spend ₹100 crore on the re-construction of roads, he said.

A sports park across 26 acre, adjoining Ranjit Avenue, with track facility for athletes, four cricket pitches, badminton court etc will be available, he said.

Notably the inaugural plaque of the bridge reads ‘Dedicated to the people of Punjab’. It does not carry any politician’s name.The bridge has been constructed under BRTS project at a cost of ₹23 crore.

MLA Sunil Dutti, MLA Raj Kumar Verka, deputy commissioner Kamaldeep Singh Sangha, commissioner municipal corporation Gurloveleen Singh Sidhu, president District Congress Committee (Urban) Jugal Kishore and other were also present.

‘Will continue to fight against cable mafia’

Sidhu who has been vocal against the cable mafia in Punjab again repeated that he will take the matter to a logical conclusion and guilty will face action. He said that he will soon make further exposes in the matter. He said that he has gathered the details of how violations were made and tax evasions were done.

PROMISES Local bodies minister Navjot Singh Sidhu inaugurates rail over bridge, says smart cities to get all facilities