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Posted at: Apr 29, 2016, 2:18 AM; last updated: Apr 29, 2016, 2:18 AM (IST)

Zirakpur to be developed as a model city: Sukhbir

Satinder Pal Singh

Zirakpur, April 28

The Punjab Government would spend Rs 100 crore for the development of infrastructural facilities in Zirakpur, said Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal here today.

He also announced to develop Zirakpur into a model city with all modern amenities in the next four months and hoped the move would also increase employment opportunities.

He said the state government was taking all necessary steps, including development of infrastructural facilities, in the town to meet the needs of the people.

The Deputy Chief Minister said the Punjab government was committed to providing good amenities, jobs and infrastructure in the rural areas also on a priority basis.

He was interacting with the mediapersons while conducting a review of roads and parks of various colonies of the city, along with Chief Parliamentary Secretary NK Sharma.

The Deputy Chief Minister elaborated that Zirakpur is the gateway to Punjab. So, it merits the establishing of new parks, along with the widening and strengthening of road infrastructure.

He said his motive behind the visit to the city was to get a first-hand assessment of the situation so as to explore ways and formulate strategies to change its look and carry out beautification projects in different localities, including Bhabhat, Baltana, Dhakauli and Saini Vihar. He disclosed that all colonies falling under the city would be developed to the maximum level and people would be provided with all amenities. No dearth of funds would be allowed to hamper the project of giving city a unique look.

He also announced that all electricity wires in the city would be laid underground for which he gave necessary instructions on the spot to the officers of Punjab State Power Corporation Limited.

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