Ludhiana, Oct 11 (UNI) Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today declared that Ludhiana, the industrial hub of Punjab would be soon developed as one of the best cities with ultra-modern facilities and excellent infrastructure not only in the north region but in the country.
After addressing a gathering of the residents of Ludhiana west assembly constituency during the second leg of his 'Sangat Darshan', he handed over a draft of Rs 40 crore to the local Mayor Hakam Singh Giaspura for the execution of various development works in the city.
The Chief Minister said the master plan of the city had already been finalised to ensure integrated and planned growth of the city and its suburbs. He said the state government had already prepared a blueprint of Rs 5,500 crore to provide basic civic amenities, like water supply, sewerage, street lighting and storm water management in all the cities and towns of the state within next three and a half years.
He said a sum of Rs 240 crore had been earmarked to lay out a sewerage network in the entire city. The Chief Minister also listened to the grievances of the residents.
He assured the residents that paucity of funds would not be allowed to hamper the progress of development works in the city.
He also directed the Deputy Commissioner and the Mayor to jointly evolve a timebound mechanism for disposal of public complaints.
The Chief Minister also sanctioned a grant of Rs 2.48 crore for the construction of 7 roads, Rs 18 lakh for the pavement of streets and Rs 33 lakh for laying sewer lines. Likewise he also approved another grant of Rs 4.54 crore for construction of 12 roads and Rs 33 lakh for sewerage in another part of the city.
Later talking to mediapersons, the Chief Minister said that paddy procurement was in full swing and he had deputed Administrative Secretaries in each district to directly oversee these operations. He said that SAD-BJP Government was committed to ensure smooth, prompt and hassle free procurement and timely payment to the farmers.
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