Amritsar/Chandigarh, February 21:
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday announced a grant of Rs.100 crore for the execution of various development works in Amritsar while making it clear that paucity of funds would not be allowed to scuttle the execution of these projects.
Addressing the newly elected Municipal Councillors of Amritsar immediately after meeting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau here, the Chief Minister said the overall development of all the municipal cities would be undertaken in a holistic manner, as per their needs, in consultation with the concerned Mayors and Municipal Commissioners.
The first Chief Minister to interact personally with the local MCs at the Municipal Corporation Amritsar, Captain Amarinder said the process of comprehensive development, as envisioned by his government, would begin with the holy city.
The Chief Minister reiterated his government’s firm commitment to cherish the aspirations of the people, who had reposed full faith and confidence in the pro-people policies and programmes of the government.
Speaking on the occasion, Local Government Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu assured the Chief Minister that Amritsar’s development works would be undertaken on priority.
Proposing a vote of thanks, Mayor Karamjit Singh Rintu assured the Chief Minister that no stone would be left unturned to ensure all-round development of the holy city even though the government had inherited a whopping debt burden from the previous government.
Prominent amongst others who were present on the occasion were Member Parliament from Amritsar Gurjit Singh Aujla, and MLAs OP Soni, Raj Kumar Verka, Inderbir Singh Bolaria and Sunil Dutti.