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Posted at: Dec 18, 2016, 1:15 AM; last updated: Dec 18, 2016, 1:15 AM (IST)

Chawla raps govt for opening incomplete projects

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, December 17

With an eye on the coming state Assembly elections, the State government is on a spree to inaugurate even the incomplete development projects. The latest in the line was the inauguration of the BRTS corridor from the railway station to India Gate.

The move to hurriedly inaugurate the projects before the elections has irked the masses, including former Health Minister and senior BJP leader Laxmi Kanta Chawla.

Chawla while criticising the State government stated that earlier the War Memorial was inaugurated even as it was incomplete. She stated that the amphibious bus service at Harike too was inaugurated without completing the ground work.

She said the State government has made BRTS project a prestige issue knowing well that earlier city bus service project has failed miserably.

Chawla stated that the entire BRTS service is proposed to have a fleet of 93 buses, but Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal was in such a hurry that he thought it apt to inaugurate the project with only four buses.

She stated that it seems that the government is in hurry to inaugurate all the projects initiated by it even if they are not complete before the state goes to elections in 2017.

A mere look at the BRTS corridor from the railway station to India Gate is enough to reveal that the government was in a hurry to launch the bus service. The service lanes alongside most of the stretches are still under construction and big traffic jams on the road were witnessed today due to it.

Apart from the under-construction service lanes, the encroachments on it are plenty which increased the woes of the commuters.


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