[New Delhi] Capt Meets Gadkari And Demand Clearance Of Ring Roads In Punjab
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has sought early clearance of ring roads around the state’s major cities, while urging the Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Nitin Gadkari, to immediately release the third installment of GoI grant of Rs.3.72 crore for Mohali Hitech Metal Cluster and implementation of SFURTI in Wood Inlay Cluster, Hoshiarpur.
The Chief Minister called upon Gadkari on Thursday afternoon to press for his intervention to clear the state’s pending projects/approvals under his department. He invited the Union Minister to visit Punjab to help revive the MSMEs in the state.
Gadkari assured Captain Amarinder that all Punjab related issues pending with his ministries would be looked into and addressed at the earliest. He also assured of full support and cooperation to the state government in pursuance of their road infrastructure development projects, besides various initiatives in the field of MSMEs.
The Chief Minister also sought the Union Ministry’s immediate approval of funds to the tune of Rs. 636.45 lakh for appointment of technical consultant for the ring roads project to work out the alignments needed for the roads.
Captain Amarinder also urged Gadkari to facilitate expeditious clearance of the Delhi-Amritsar-Katra Expressway project, for which Government of India has already approved a plan for constructing 800 Km of Expressways under Bharatmala Scheme Phase-I. The state government had requested the Ministry time and again for early start of this project but so far even the alignment has not been frozen upon, he lamented.
The Chief Minister also impressed upon the Union Minister the need for immediate declaration of National Highway and approval to four laning of Patiala-Sirhind-Morinda road, which the Union Ministry was pressing for development as a Greenfield project while the state wanted it to be a brownfield project.
Captain Amarinder requested the Minister to declare Banga-Garhshankar-Anandpur Sahib-Naina Devi Road as a National Highways project in the current fiscal. He pointed out that this demand has also been raised by the Jathedar of Takhat Sri Keshgarh Sahib as the road in question was in extremely bad shape. It may be recalled that Gadkari had earlier laid the foundation stone for the upgradation of Banga-Garhshankar-Anandpur Sahib-Naina Devi Road.
The Chief Minister also touched upon several other related issues, setting up of technology centres & sub centres under Hub & Spoke Scheme, and Zero Effect Zero Defect Scheme.
He was accompanied by Punjab PWD Minister, Vijay Inder Singla, MPs, Preneet Kaur, Manish Tiwari and Gurjit Singh Aujla, his Media Advisor Raveen Principal Secretary Tejveer Singh and Secretary PWD Hussan Lal.
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[Chd,Pb]Capt Seeks Shah’s Intervention in Streetfight Between Cops and Sikhs in Delhi
Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh hit out at the Delhi Police on Monday for the alleged assault on a man at Mukherjee Nagar in the national capital and sought Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s intervention in the matter.
CM said in a Tweet “Shameful incident of @DelhiPolice ruthlessly beating up Sarabjeet Singh & Balwant Singh over a petty issue. Request HM @Amit Shah to ensure justice,”
The Delhi police has said an enquiry will be conducted into the incident by Deputy Commissioner of Police (northwest) Vijayanta Arya and the Additional DCP and ACP of the district.
Three policemen have been suspended for their unprofessional conduct in handling the matter and further legal action will be taken on the basis of the enquiry, the police have said.
A police officer was injured on Sunday after he was allegedly attacked by a tempo driver, who chased him with a sword following an accident involving their vehicles. Video clips of the incident have gone viral on the social media.
In one of the clips, a man was seen chasing some policemen with a sword in his hand, while in another, the policemen were seen thrashing him with batons.
[Chd,Pb]Capt Launches His Party Prez’s Shakti :Project To Galvanise Congressmen
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today launched Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s flagship ‘Shakti’ project to galvanise party workers in the state ahead of the Lok Sabha election due by May.
The project also aims to connect Congress workers digitally with Gandhi.
It said the project’s success was reflected in the party’s win in the assembly polls in Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh.
Chief Minister asked party workers to make optimum use of this messaging system to target voters at the grassroots level, according to a Congress party release.
[Chd,Pb]Capt Amarinder Again Goes to PGI For Medical Tests The chief minister has been advised rest at home for 48 hours,
Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh underwent routine medical tests at the PGI hospital
As per sources it is a follow-up Check after a bout of viral fever last week.
Doctors at PGI said all the tests were normal and the chief minister had slight weakness as he was making a full recovery.
All parameters were found to be stable in the tests conducted on him,