Chandigarh. Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann on Tuesday said that the state government will give much needed fillip to the overall development of Patiala by pumping in crores of rupees in the coming days thereby giving a major facelift to the royal city.
Chairing a meeting with the MLAs and officers here at his office, the Chief Minister said that the move is aimed at providing basic civic amenities to the people on one hand and giving impetus to the development of the city on the other. He bemoaned that despite being a major city of the state, Patiala has hitherto lagged behind in the pace of development due to the blatant neglect of the successive rulers. However, Bhagwant Singh Mann said that now the state government will leave no stone unturned to ensure that the development of the district is given a major push.
Dwelling on the agenda, the Chief Minister said that the state government is taking a giant leap forward in solving the problem of stray cattle in the city. He further said 77 development projects worth Rs 57 crore are already going on in the city. Likewise, Bhagwant Singh Mann also said that the work to provide 24X7 canal water supply to Patiala residents is also going on in full swing adding that it will be instrumental in providing regular and potable water supply to people.
The Chief Minister also asked the officers to expedite the process of shifting dairies in the Ablowal Dairy project where the plots have already been allotted. He said that the phase I of construction of Model Town drain has already been accomplished adding that phase II covering 6 kilometres will be completed at a cost of Rs 65 crore. Bhagwant Singh Mann also reviewed the functioning of Sewage Treatment Plants and ensuring sanitation facilities to the people in the city.
The Chief Minister also took stock of the street light, upkeep of parks, heritage street project, chotti badi nadi project and others to facilitate the people. He asked the officers to ensure that the ongoing works are completed within their stipulated time period. Likewise, Bhagwant Singh Mann directed the officers to ensure that the new projects are conceived, planned and executed in a highly professional and transparent manner.