– Capt Amrinder Singh is just fighting to grab Captaincy of PPCC : Badal
– Illegal mining would not be tolerated at any cost : Badal
– Rs. 10,000 crore to be infused on basic infrastructure : Badal
Hoshiarpur: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal today announced that Union Defence Minister Manohar Parikar has assured to provide commercial status to defence airport at Adampur which would give an impetus to economic activities in Doaba region besides facilitating the NRI belt on large scale.
He was addressing the “Samajik Adhikarita Shivir” function at Hoshiarpur as a chief guest along with Union Minister of state for Social justice and empowerment Vijay Kumar Sampla. Sukhbir Badal said he has personally raised the issue with Union Defence Minister and Punjab Government has also sent a letter to the concerned Ministry to use this airport for passenger activities.
He also asked the Union MoS Vijay Sampla to take up the matter of Adampur Airport with the Union Defence Minister and put weight in the demand of commercial airport.
While talking to media persons, the Deputy Chief Minister informed that Punjab Government would spent Rs. 10,000 crore to provide basic infrastructure across the state, which mainly includes Rs. 4000 crore projects for sewerage, drinking water, street lights in 150 towns. He said the work in this regard would start from September. He also announced that Rs. 5000 crore project has also been sanctioned to provide basic infrastructure in rural areas.
Replying to a question about the political campaign by former Chief Minister Captain Amrinder Singh, Sukhbir Badal said, “He is not fighting for the cause of people but only to capture the captaincy of PPCC”. He questioned Captain Amrinder Singh that where he had spent his last decade? He said after becoming Member Parliament from Amritsar since last May, 2014, he visited his constituency only twice.
The Deputy Chief Minister also made it clear that illegal mining would not be tolerated at any cost and directions have already been issued to all SSPs to register cases against the persons involved irrespective of their status. He also called upon the people to come forward to complain directly to their concerned SSPs in case of illegal mining noticed by them.
Sukhbir Badal also said that after making Punjab the first power surplus state in the country, Punjab Government is set to link all cities with 4-6 lanes in next 2 years. He said projects worth Rs. 18000 crore have been sanctioned in this regard which mainly include 4 laning of Chandigarh-Bathinda, Hoshiarpur-Phagwara, Jalandhar-Moga, Chandigarh- Phagwara, Chandigarh-Ludhiana. Deputy CM also informed that repair of all link roads would start after the coming Monsoon.