Sukhbir puts development projects in Amritsar on fast track

Chandigarh/June 11
Punjab’s Deputy Chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Tuesday put the development works in Amritsar and adjoining areas on fast track.
After reviewing the progress of all ongoing projects, Sukhbir asked all departments to work in total tandem to avoid any cost and time overrun of the projects and he will personally review the timeline of every project.
He reviewed the progress of Rs. 160.60 crore sewerage work of North Zone and asked the department to stick to the timeline of completion of the project by July 2015 and the authorities were asked to coordinate with railways for seeking NOC for laying sewerage under railway track at Chehharta.
The Secretary Local Government and PWD were asked to coordinate for completion of 149 kilometer long sewerage of South Zone, which was behind schedule.
Sukhbir asked the authorities to put the construction of Plaza at the main entrance of Golden Temple on fast track and said that construction agency should be asked to stick to timeline and as no delay beyond Diwali 2013 will be acceptable.
Punjab’s Home Department has already initiated ground work on installing CCTV cameras in Amritsar City at the cost of Rs 5.60 crore. Badal asked the authorities to finalise the design of Amphi Theatre Project adjoining Amrit Anand Park, Ranjit Avenue and ensure that construction of New District Administrative Complex at the cost of Rs 75 crore be completed at the earliest. He asked the authorities to shift the Malkhana to complete the demolition of old structure. He also approved the conceptual design of 4 entry gates to be constructed at the cost of Rs 7.5 crore each.