Amritsar to get Rs 100 crore for infrastructural development
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 25-Feb-2018

Amritsar, February 25: Amritsar, the city of Golden Temple will soon get Rs 100 crores for the execution of various development works that are pending since long.

 

Notably, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh announced a grant of Rs.100 crore for the execution of various development works in Amritsar while making it clear that paucity of funds would not be allowed to scuttle the execution of these projects.

Addressing the newly elected Municipal Councillors of Amritsar, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh said the overall development of all the municipal cities would be undertaken in a holistic manner, as per their needs, in consultation with the concerned Mayors and Municipal Commissioners.

The first Chief Minister to interact personally with the local MCs at the Municipal Corporation Amritsar, Captain Amarinder said the process of comprehensive development, as envisioned by his government, would begin with the holy city. CM Amrinder Singh also reiterated his government’s firm commitment to cherish the aspirations of the people, who had reposed full faith and confidence in the pro-people policies and programmes of the government.

Speaking on the occasion, Local Government Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu assured the Chief Minister that Amritsar’s development works would be undertaken on priority. While Mayor Karamjit Singh Rintu assured the Chief Minister that no stone would be left unturned to ensure all-round development of the holy city even though the government had inherited a whopping debt burden from the previous government.

Earlier, in the month of January this year, the Central government had sanctioned a Rs 500 crore fund to Amritsar in a bid to transfer the city of the Golden Temple into a smart city.