Minister oversees removal of drain encroachments in Ludhiana

Minister oversees removal of drain encroachments in Ludhiana

Punjab Food and Civil Supplies Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu inspects cleaning of sewer lines at Maharishi Valmiki Nagar in Ludhiana. Tribune photo

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Ludhiana, July 4

Punjab Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu oversaw the removal of encroachments on the seasonal rain drain near Panj Peer Road in Ward Number 78 today. With this, the water logging problems of the main Panj Peer Road and some 15 localities in the vicinity would get solved.

Accompanied by Mayor Balkar Singh Sandhu and senior MC officials, Ashu also inspected the cleaning of the main sewer lines in Maharishi Valmiki Nagar, to be carried out at a total cost of Rs 59 lakh.

The minister said due to encroachments by some dairy owners on the seasonal drain, rainwater was not able to end up in the Budha Nullah, resulting in water logging on Panj Peer Road and in surrounding localities. “Now, encroachments have been removed with the efforts of officials from MC as well as the Irrigation and Drainage departments,” he said.

Ashu claimed that close to 15,000 residents of Mandeep Nagar, New Surya Vihar, Mehar Singh Colony, Chand Colony, Radhe Sham Colony, Corporation Colony, Mayur Vihar, Sukhdev Enclave, Amrit Colony, Haibowal Dairy Complex Block B and several others would be directly benefitted.

Earlier, interacting with residents of Maharishi Valmiki Nagar, Rajguru Nagar, Goodwill Park in B block of Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar and other localities, he assured that all their issues would be resolved on priority basis. Congress leaders Sunil Kapor, Sunil Datt, Inderjit Indi and MC Superintendent Engineer Ravinder Garg accompanied Ashu.

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