CHANDIGARH, JULY 2: The Water Supply, Sewerage & Sewage Treatment Plants (STP) projects in Ludhiana and Jalandhar would be completed at a cost of about Rs.
560 crore and Rs. 380 crore respectively within next three years.
Disclosing this here today a spokesperson of the Chief Minister’s office informed that presiding over a meeting held here at Punjab Bhawan to review the status of various on going development works at Ludhiana and Jalandhar, Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal reiterated the firm commitment of the state government to provide 100%of basic amenities in all the cities of the state.
Regarding funding, Mr. Badal said that the state government had already arranged to contribute its share and officers of the state government were in touch with the Government of India (GoI) for the early release of their share. He directed the Municipal Corporations
and Improvement Trusts to gear-up their efforts and participate in this endeavor.
It may be recalled here that under this mission the state government was spending Rs. 8635 crore, out of which Rs.1470 crore had already been spent on the various ongoing development projects in 81 cities
and these works would be completed in a time bound manner.
The Chief Minister also deputed a high level team headed by Principal Secretary Local Government to visit Folariwal (Jalandhar) to study the feasibility of improving or shifting of the Sewage Treatment Plant
Prominent amongst others who attended the meeting included MLA (Jalandhar Cantt.) Mr. Pargat Singh, Principal Secretary Local Government Mr. Suresh Kumar, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister
Mr. S.K. Sandhu, Special Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister Mr. Gaggandip Singh Brar and Mr. Gurkirat Kirpal Singh, Secretary Local
Government Mr. R.K. Verma, Mayor Ludhiana Mr. Hakam Singh Giaspura, Mayor Jalandhar Mr. Rakesh Rathor and other senior officers of the state government.