[Chd,Pb]Capt Builds Pressure for Delhi-Amritsar-Katra Expressway
Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh on Saturday has written to Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways Nitin Gadkari seeking early approval of the proposed Delhi-Amritsar-Katra Expressway project.
The Expressway has been proposed as a greenfield project by the Government of India to connect the national capital with the important religious cities of Amritsar (in Punjab) and Katra (in Jammu & Kashmir).
The Chief Minister urged the Government of India to expeditiously approve the project as it would lead to improved connectivity and foster greater socio-economic development of the region, said the spokesperson.
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[Chd,Pb]Capt Builds Pressure for Delhi-Amritsar-Katra Expressway
[Chd,Pb]Capt From Punjab Sees Beginning of End of Modi Govt:BJP Lost all 5 States
Terming the assembly poll results in three Hindi heartland states as a mandate for the leadership of Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Tuesday claimed that it was the “beginning of the end” of the Narendra Modi-led NDA government.
The Chief Minister said the Congress’ performance showed that the party was on an upswing across the country.
.Congratulating the party president as well as UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi for the Congress’ impressive show in states of Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, Singh said the party had clearly revived under the “dynamic leadership” of Rahul Gandhi.
He claimed the people of the country “felt cheated by the failure of the Modi government to deliver on any of its promises made five years ago”.
[Chd,Pb]Minister Tript Bajwa Raises Finger on Sidhu’s Hits Wicket
Punjab cabinet ministe Bajwa said “If he[Sidhu] does not consider Capt Amarinder as his captain then he should resign on moral grounds from the cabinet and do whatever work is assigned to him by Rahul Gandhi,”Bajwa, who is the state’s rural development and panchayat minister, said Amarinder Singh is our captain in Punjab, he is our leader .
The minister demanded that Sidhu should seek an apology from the chief minister. “He will have to accept Captain sahib as his leader in Punjab,” Bajwa said.
Sidhu’s Jibe at Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, even as the cricketer-turned-politician backtracked on his claim that Congress president Rahul Gandhi had sent him to Pakistan for the Kartarpur corridor event,has created turmoil in Punjab Congress.
Bajwa said Rahul Gandhi remained everyone’s captain , but he disapproved of Sidhu’s remarks about the chief minister.
“Rahul Gandhi is my captain. It is he who sent me to Pakistan. Rahul Gandhi is the captain of the captain (Amarinder Singh) also,”
But Sidhu claimed tens of thousands of people wanted to take pictures with him in Kartarpur and he didn’t know Chawla.
[Chd,Pb] Capt Asks Gadakari to Clear Rd Projects Related to Guru Nanak Circuit
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday sought the personal intervention of Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari for expeditious clearance of road projects related to the historic towns of Sultanpur Lodhi, Batala and Dera Baba Nanak
These are associated with the life of Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji, whose 550th Parkash Purb is being observed in November 2019.
CM sought additional allocation of Rs 150 crore under the Central Road Fund (CRF) for the upgradation of the road network in Sultanpur Lodhi, Batala, Dera Baba Nanak and Gurdaspur.
Capt also impressed upon Gadkari to immediately declare the Tarn Taran-Goindwal Sahib-Kapurthala Road as National Highway, as it is related to the life of Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji and connects Sultanpur Lodhi with Amritsar.
[Chd,Pb]Congress Capt Claims Rs 10k Cr Industrial Investment In Punjab
On Tuesday, Chief minister of Punjab Capt Amarinder Singh launched the Invest Punjab Business First Portal’, aimed at further boosting industrial development in the state. On this occasion He Informed that as many as 60 new units had been started in Mandi Gobindgarh, in addition to revival of old units, during his this tennure
He said that portal would provide an independent interface to investors for their industrial grievance redressal, feedback and suggestions, Amarinder said the facility would also help bring fiscal incentives to investors under the Industrial and Development Policy-2017.
Under the portal, approvals for applications having more than Rs 1 crore Fixed Capital Investment (FCI) would be given by Punjab Bureau of Investment Promotion (Invest Punjab) and for those up to Rs one crore FCI, they would be given at the district level.
Additional Chief Secretary Industries and Commerce and Information Technology Vini Mahajan said with the launch of the portal, the existing and new industry would be able to obtain the approval required for setting up of units, as well as the fiscal incentives under various schemes.
[Chd,Pb]Capt Ridiculed Kejriwal’s Allegation On Stubble Burning in Pb
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has ridiculed the nonsensical claim of his Delhi counterpart asking the AAP leader to stop indulging in political theatrics and to check out the facts before shooting from his mouth.Capt said that the data clearly indicated that Kejriwal’s government in Delhi had failed completely in addressing the problem of pollution in the national capital, said Captain Amarinder Singh, adding that the Delhi Chief Minister was, quite obviously, hunting for scapegoats to put the blame for his own failures.
Taking a dig at Kejriwal for his preposterous logic that the satellite pictures of stubble burning in Punjab was proof of it being the primary cause of the Delhi’s severe pollution, Captain Amarinder Singh said even a school kid would know better. “Can he (Kejriwal) really be an IIT graduate?”
Captain Amarinder Singh demolished Kejriwal’s illogical and ridiculous claim with recorded factual data, and warned that the people of Punjab would not take politely to the AAP leader’s attempts to pin the blame for his own failures on their state.
To begin with, the Punjab Chief Minister pointed out that the Air Quality Index (AQI) of Delhi remains more than 300+ even during December and January every year, when there is no stubble burning in the neighboring States. This clearly indicates that the New Delhi environment is impacted by its own sources within Delhi, which are predominantly vehicular emission, construction activities, industrial activities, power plants, burning of Municipal Solid Waste and sweeping activities,
Further, Captain Amarinder Singh pointed out that as per the latest report of air pollution forecast by Weather Research and Forecasting Model of the India Meteorological Department, winds over Delhi-NCR had changed from north-westerly to easterly, so there was hardly any influence from crop fires in Punjab and Haryana. Yet, Delhi’s air quality continued to be “very Poor”, with an average PM2.5 concentrations of 208 micrograms per cubic meters on 2nd November, which was caused mainly from local vehicular and industrial emissions.
What is more, the increase in the concentration of PM2.5 due to stubble burning is proportionately less as compare to PM10. Thus, the contribution of stubble fire in the increase of PM2.5 is less, whereas, the Ambient Air Quality in Delhi witnesses an increase in the PM2.5 during the winter months, observed Captain Amarinder Singh.
Due to decrease in the temperature and wind velocity, the pollutants in the atmosphere are unable to disperse, which is the major cause of increase in the AQI at most places in north India. In particular, New Delhi AQI crosses the 400 mark due to high emissions from activities of a large population in a confined area of NCR and inversion phenomenon of the climate. During October 2018, the wind velocity became static and decreased to less than 2 KM/hr, Captain Amarinder Singh further pointed out, referring to available scientific data.
Captain Amarinder Singh asserted that had stubble burning been the reason for Ambient Air Quality deterioration then it should have impacted the air quality index of the cities of Punjab in the first place. However, it had been observed that the average AQI of Punjab during October, 2018 was 117, while the average AQI of Delhi hovered around 270. Most of the cities in Punjab have witness clear climate with long distance visibility, in sharp contrast to Delhi, he added.
As far as stubble burning incidents was concerned, he said that the number of such cases till 3rd November was 25394, against 30832 reported last year – clearly showing a decreasing trend. The number of fire incidents per lakh acres of area under paddy plantation is 390, which is very nominal. In fact, the number of fire incidents per village is less than 2 (considering the number of villages in Punjab is 12700), said Captain Amarinder Singh, adding that the State had been able to persuade 98% farmers not to practice the stubble burning.
[Chd,Pb]Capt,s Video Goes Viral:Declared Doctored
Video of Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh went viral on social media. But Punjab Police registered a case declaring it “doctored” and “malicious”
User name is Harsh Sofat (@harshsofat9) on a web-based application,
In the video, the voice of the chief minister was altered and deliberately slowed down to create an impression that he is under the influence of some intoxicant
As per Police Chinese app ‘TikTok’, allows users to dub and alter voices on recorded videos,
The video was initially circulated on a WhatsApp group, ‘Youth group nabhaz’, and also uploaded on a Facebook Page, ‘Majha Akali Page.