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Posted at: Dec 8, 2017, 1:35 AM; last updated: Dec 8, 2017, 1:35 AM (IST)

Capt unveils urban development plan

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, December 7

Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh today unveiled his government’s vision document regarding urban development in the state today. Bifurcated in short-term and long-term planning, the emphasis would be to ensure round-the-clock safe water supply, efficient transportation and better civic amenities.

In the short-term planning, smart infrastructure will be implemented for managing solid waste system, revamping fire fighting system, e-governance, online building plan approval, outdoor advertisement policy, LED streetlights, multi-storey parking facilities, super-suction machines for sewerage cleaning.

In the long-term planning, there will be multi-core water supply, efficient sewerage and sewerage treatment planning.

Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu said, “Three years down the line, we aim to implement surface water supply regularly in towns. Where ground water table is depleting, surface water supply will be provided. All towns are proposed to be provided with separate storm water drainage system so that it should not ingress into the sullage sewer to cause flooding in towns,” he said.

Similarly, the sewage treatment plants will facilitate for the purpose of irrigation, industries, gardening, dyeing, fishery, construction as per the waste water policy of 2017.

For public transportation, there are plans to revive the Bus Rapid Transit System in Amritsar and city buses in other cities would be introduced. Currently, city bus service is available in Amritsar, Ludhiana and Bathinda.

Prominent among those who were present on the occasion were Gurjeet Singh Aujla, Member Parliament, Sukhbinder Singh Sukh Sarkaria, OP Soni, Raj Kumar Verka, Tarsem Singh Attari, Sunil Datti, Harpratap Singh Ajnala, Inderbeer Singh Bolaria, Santokh Singh Baba Bakala, Sukhwinder Singh Danny Wadala (all MLAs) and Congress district president of Amritsar (Urban) Jugal Kishore.

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