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Govt to spend Rs 70 cr for development of Payal Constituency: Atwal

The state government has chalked out a Rs 70-crore comprehensive plan for the development of Payal constituency in Ludhiana district. This was disclosed by Punjab Vidhan Sabha speaker Charanjit Singh Atwal while presiding over a review meeting regarding the overall development of Payal constituency in Doraha on Wednesday.

punjab Updated: Jun 05, 2013 18:58 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times

The state government has chalked out a Rs 70-crore comprehensive plan for the development of Payal constituency in Ludhiana district.

This was disclosed by Punjab Vidhan Sabha speaker Charanjit Singh Atwal while presiding over a review meeting regarding the overall development of Payal constituency in Doraha on Wednesday.

Ludhiana deputy commissioner Rahul Tewari, along with other senior officers from the district, attended the meeting.

Atwal directed the officers to expedite the pace of the ongoing development works at various villages and towns. He asked them to ensure the timely completion of the entire project in the larger interest of public. He shared in the meeting that Rs 21.30 crore would be spent over the works in Malaud, Doraha and Payal towns to provide best civic amenities, including provision of potable water and sewerage facilities, whereas Rs 20.27 crore would be spent to install a Sewerage Treatment Plant (STP) in the towns.

He also said all link roads of the villages would be repaired at a cost of Rs 26 crore.

In addition, Rs 12 crore would be spent under the MGNREGA scheme to provide job opportunities to the poor, including cleaning of ponds, digging up pits for plantation of saplings at various public places, cleaning of drains and road repair works.

The DC ensured the speaker that the development works in Payal constituency would be completed in the stipulated period.

Santa Singh Umedpuri, district president SAD (rural), Inder Iqbal Singh Atwal, ex-MLA, Devi Parshad, district, BJP vice-president and Rishi Pal Singh, ADC (D), were also present in the meeting.

First Published: Jun 05, 2013 18:56 IST