CM lays stone of Rs60-cr projects in Bathinda

Bathinda, October 15

Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi today laid foundation stone of development projects worth Rs 60 crore in Bathinda.

The projects include canal lining and the renovation work of the Bathinda branch at a cost of Rs 30 crore and Balwant Gargi Multipurpose Auditorium at Rose Garden, which will come up on 2 acres at Rs 27.15 crore. The auditorium will having a seating capacity of 928 and an open-air capacity of 120 and will have state-of-the-art facilities.

CM Charanjit Channi touches the feet of Finance Minister Manpreet Badal’s wife in Bathinda.

Stressing the planned development of the cities as the key to ensure overall progress of the urban areas, Channi announced that parks would come up across the entire state as sound health is of paramount importance. He was responding to the demand put forward by Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal for a park in Bathinda alongside the Bathinda branch canal.

Channi dedicated Shaheed Sepoy Sandeep Singh Memorial Chowk at Paras Ram Nagar to the public. Addressing a meeting there, he said he felt blessed to meet the parents of the martyr, who made the supreme sacrifice in the service of the nation in Surankot (J&K) on August 2, 1999. He also visited the special dengue ward set up at the meritorious school. Later, he laid the stone of the new residence of the Finance Minister and also paid a visit to the residence of the Deputy Speaker Ajaib Singh Bhatti.

Meanwhile, a video has been going viral on social media, in which Channi can be seen touching the feet of Manpreet Badal’s wife Vinu Badal during his visit to the city. — TNS

Focus on urban infrastructure

Urban development is the focus area for me. A robust sewerage system, spacious market places and parks are the need of the hour. Charanjit Singh Channi, Chief Minster

Not given time, rue protesters

Muktsar: Cotton farmers, who are holding an indefinite sit-in outside Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal’s residence at Badal village here, on Friday criticised CM Charanjit Singh Channi for not bothering to meet them during his Bathinda visit. “We are demanding compensation for the crop loss due to pink bollworm, but the CM has no time for us,” said protesters. TNS

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