Rs 2,557cr to be spent on Amritsar`s facelift
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Last Updated: Wednesday, July 20, 2011, 18:23
Chandigarh:”The heritage city of Amritsar is all set to get a facelift by November when 22 projects to improve the infrastructure and beautify the city are likely to be completed at a cost of Rs 2,557 crore.

Reviewing the progress of ongoing development projects at a high-level meeting here, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal asked the concerned authorities to expedite the work.

The projects underway included 8-laning of Amritsar Gate- Bhandari Bridge Road, Multi-lane High Level Bridge on Upper Bari Doab Canal, 4-laning of Amritsar-Ajnala Airport Road and 2-laning of Amritsar-Bhikhiwind-Khemkaran Road.

Emphasising on early completion of a plaza at Sri Darbar Sahib (Golden Temple) being constructed at a cost of Rs 80 crore, he asked officials to ensure that no devotee faced any difficulty due to the construction of the plaza.

He said that while constructing the plaza, focus should be on serenity and religious importance of Sri Darbar Sahib, and the Deputy Commissioner should personally monitor the progress of the project which is of great importance to the Sikhs.

An official spokesman said Badal directed the concerned authorities to talk to the Railways and initiate construction work on widening of Bhandari Bridge besides expediting the ongoing work of Kitchlu Chowk Flyover and 4S Chowk Flyover.

A state-of-the-art gate would be constructed at the entrance of Amritsar at a cost of Rs 9 crore 160 CCTV cameras installed at key points in the city area to strengthen security.


First Published: Wednesday, July 20, 2011, 18:23

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