Rs 86 cr to be spent on beautification of Mohali

Minister Balbir Sidhu hands over Rs25-crore cheque to civic body

Rs 86 cr to be spent on beautification of Mohali

Punjab Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu hands over a cheque to MC Commissioner Kamal Kumar in Mohali on Friday. Vicky

Mohali, November 27

Mohali is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. To enhance the beauty of the city and provide basic amenities to the citizens, Rs86.37 crore will be spent on development works here.

Health and Family Welfare and Labour Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu stated this after handing over a cheque for Rs25 crore, which was received from the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA), to MC Commissioner Kamal Kumar Garg. Municipal Corporation Joint Secretary Kinnu Thind, Chief Engineer Local Government Mukesh Garg and Kuljit Singh Bedi were also present on the occasion.

Sidhu also thanked Housing and Urban Development Minister Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria, Principal Secretary Housing and Urban Development Sarvjit Singh and GMADA Chief Administrator Pradeep Kumar Agarwal for the allotment of funds by GMADA to the Municipal Corporation for the development works of the city.

Briefing the media, Sidhu said Rs86.37 crore would be spent on various works such as development works in various housing societies in the city, upgrading markets, augmentation and rehabilitation of main sewer line under the AMRUT Scheme, 50 open gyms equipment with platform in various parks, modular steel number plates, construction of playground for children in various parks, laying paver blocks, construction of a community centre in Phase 3B1, purchase of machinery for water supply and sewerage, bioremediation dumping ground and new tree pruning machine up to 60 feet height.

The Minister said a medical college and a 500-bed hospital were being set up at a cost of Rs375 crore in the district. Apart from the efforts taken to curb the spread of Covid-19, the Punjab Government under the leadership of Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh was working tirelessly to further strengthen the health infrastructure. — TNS

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