Works worth Rs 663 crore launched in Jalandhar

203 projects to tune of Rs 24 crore to be carried out in 12 civic bodies

Works worth Rs 663 crore launched in Jalandhar

MP Santokh Singh Chaudhary addresses a press conference in Jalandhar. Photo: Malkiat Singh

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, October 24

Paving the way for next level of development, Member of Parliament Santokh Singh Chaudhary along with MLAs Pargat Singh, Sushil Kumar Rinku, Rajinder Beri and Junior Avtar Henry, alias Bawa Henry, kick-started development works worth Rs663.41 crore in the district under Phase-II of the Punjab Urban Environment Improvement Programme.

The works include construction of surface water source based water supply project having 275-MLD Water Treatment Plant at Jagrawan village worth Rs 525.85 crore, construction of new 50-MLD STP and rehabilitation of existing 100-MLD STP in Pholriwal at the cost of Rs69.72 crore, LED lights worth Rs43.83 crore and 203 development works worth Rs24 crore in 12 Municipal councils here.

Participating in the virtual launch of Punjab Urban Environment Improvement Programme Phase-II from Jalandhar, the MP along with MLAs, Mayor Jagdish Raj Raja, Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori and MC Commissioner Karunesh Sharma, said that the schemes would ensure comprehensive development of the urban areas of the district. He said directions have been issued to the officers to adhere to the timelines for the completion of ongoing projects under the scheme.

The MP said that LED lighting project would not only help commuters but would also keep the crime under check and minimise the expenditure on the power. He added that the STP at Pholariwal will ensure clean environment and use of sewage water for the irrigation after proper treating.

Manjeet Kaur, president of Bilga Nagar Panchayat, also spoke with Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh in the video-conference and Local Bodies minister Brahm Mohindra and thanked for issuing Rs5 crore for several developmental works in Bilga town.

On the occasion, Senior Deputy Mayor Surinder Kaur, Deputy Mayor Harsimranjeet Singh Bunty, ADC Development Vishesh Sarangal, SP (HQ) Ravi Kumar, DDLG Darbara Singh, Assistant Commissioner Hardeep Singh and others were present.

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