Ludhiana, February 22, 2021 (Yes Punjab News)
To usher a new era of world-class infrastructure across the district, The Food, Civil Supplies, and Consumer Affairs Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu on Monday kick-started three ambitious developmental projects worth Rs 64.60 crore for Ludhiana under Smart City and Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) programs.
Participating in virtual launch of the Municipal Projects worth Rs 1078 crore by Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, The Cabinet Minister accompanied by MLA Surinder Dawar, Mayor Balkar Singh Sandhu, Punjab Youth Development Board Chairman Sukhwinder Singh Bindra, Deputy Commissioner Mr Varinder Kumar Sharma, MC Commissioner Pardeep Kumar Sabharwal, besides several others said that these projects include Establishment of Municipal Corporation Control Centre/Augmentation of Ludhiana Safe City worth Rs 35.96 crore, Beautification and Refurbishment of Mini Rose Garden at the cost of Rs 3.48 crore and setting up of 29 MLD Sewage Treatment Plant at Khanna worth Rs 25.16 crore have been dedicated to the people of the district.
Ashu said that 1442 CCTV cameras have already been functioning in the city under Ludhiana Safe City and now, 300 more such surveillance cameras would be installed at garbage dumping sites, critical / vantage points in the city, STPs, and along Buddha Nallah besides 30 Vehicle Mounted Camera System and 600 external IR Illuminators with 200-meter range for better monitoring during zero visibility would be brought out for municipal monitoring i.e. encroachment, garbage dumps, etc. He said that the project would be completed within six months.
The Minister further added under Beautification and Refurbishment of Mini Rose Garden project, the works of Softscaping, plantation, and grass, Amphitheatre, Fountains, Badminton Court, Pergolas, Canopy, Kids Play, Open Gym, and other areas would be carried there and the project would be finished in next 12-months at the cost of Rs 3.48 crore.
Similarly, he told me that work of a 29 MLD capacity Sewage Treatment Plant has been completed under the AMRUT project at Khanna.
Ashu said that the Punjab Government led by Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh is making concerted efforts for the all-around development of Ludhiana and these key projects will pave the way for the transformation of urban living here.
He directed the officials to give top-most priority in timely completion of these projects so that the people were benefitted.
The ceremony was held simultaneously in several locations of the district in which a large number of Municipal Councillors and residents of the several areas took part.
Prominent among present occasion included Senior Deputy Mayor Sham Sundar Malhotra, Deputy Mayor Sarabjit Kaur, MC Councillor Mamta Ashu, DCC Ludhiana (Rural) president Karanjit Singh Soni Galib, ADC (General) Amarjit Bains, besides several others.