Punjab chief minister approves ₹30 crore for development of Patiala

The CM has also given the go-ahead for the development of a chowk from Adalat Bazaar to the historic Qila Mubarak as a heritage corridor.

punjab Updated: Jul 18, 2017 18:36 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
Amarinder,Patiala,Patiala city
Amarinder, who represents Patiala in the state assembly, has approved three channelisation projects at Patiala Chhoti Nadi, Jacobs drain and Model Town drain to improve the drainage system.(HT File)

Chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday approved around ₹30 crore for the upgrade of roads in his home town Patiala as a part of government’s development agenda, an official spokesperson said.

In another initiative, the CM has given the go-ahead for the development of a chowk from Adalat Bazaar to the historic Qila Mubarak as a heritage corridor.

The state government has also initiated two pilot projects in the Royal City for the establishment of underground bins — at Modi Plaza and behind Mandir Shri Kali Mata — besides identifying 20 more locations for the next phase at a cost of ₹2.6 crore.

Amarinder, who represents Patiala in the state assembly, has approved three channelisation projects at Patiala Chhoti Nadi, Jacobs drain and Model Town drain to improve the drainage system, said the spokesperson.

The government plans to go in for chain link fencing of Bir Khule Majra and Bir Majal under RKVY & Campa to check the menace of stray cattle, said the spokesperson, adding that steps were also being taken to shift the dairies outside the city limits to de-clog sewers and check waterlogging.

Besides setting up a new fish mandi, the government also plans to develop a nature park and nursery. Another ₹1 crore has been set aside for development of parks in the city.

A multi-storyed parking lot is also on the anvil, along with replacement of streetlights with the energy-saving LED lights across the city. It is also proposed to develop 52 model anganwaadis in the area, besides launch of Avsar Project – a bridge school for slum children.

First Published: Jul 18, 2017 18:32 IST