Chandigarh, Mar 2 : With the nod from the Punjab Cabinet, historic towns of Batala, Kapurthala and Abohar will be upgraded as Municipal Corporations.
The initiative of the Punjab government came close on the heels of the commemoration of the 550th Parkash Purb of Sri Guru Nanak Dev, the Punjab Cabinet has approved upgradation of the historic towns of Batala, Kapurthala and Abohar as Municipal Corporations, thus fulfilling a long-pending demand of the residents of these border areas. The decision was taken during the Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh here this morning.
As part of the decision, existing infrastructure in the historic towns of Batala and Kapurthala will be spruced up as part of the 550th Parkash Purb of the first Sikh Guru and strengthening the urban infrastructure in Abohar.
The decision would go a long way in ensuring the holistic development of these towns with best civic amenities, road connectivity and city transport services to the residents, thereby improving their quality of life. With the upgradation of three towns as Municipal Corporation, the Government would ensure proper devolution of funds to various departments and agencies for the overall development of these towns.
With this, the number of existing 11 Municipal Corporations across the state has now gone up to 14. (UNI )