Sri Chamkaur Sahib, Rupnagar, Mar 6 : Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Wednesday lashed out at the Akalis for not taking care of even the ‘Guru Ghars’ during their 10-year of rule, while announcing a slew of development projects for Chamkaur Sahib, including in-principle approval for the region’s upgradation as a Municipal Committee (MC).
Capt Amarinder Singh was in the town to lay the foundation stone of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Skill Institute, as a constituent college of Inder Kumar Gujral Punjab Technical University. The project is part of the government’s plans to spruce up the infrastructure in the holy city of Sri Chamkaur Sahib. He also announced construction of two gates in the city in the name of the ‘Bade’ Sahibzadas, Baba Ajit Singh and Baba Jujhar Singh.
Recalling that his government had constructed the memorial of 40 Muktas in Muktsar and four gates at Fatehgarh Sahib, Capt Amarinder said the Akalis had failed to do anything for any section of the society during their decade-long misrule. They had, in fact, ruined the state’s economy, he added.
The Chief Minister also initiated two more development works worth Rs 15.11 crore, including beautification and facade development projects at a cost of Rs 11.50 crore and strengthening and upgradation of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Marg at an estimated cost of Rs 3.61 crore.
Capt Amarinder, who paid obeisance at the Chamkaur Sahib earlier, said the shortage of parking space and proper roads around the gurdwara had been brought to his notice. He announced an additional Rs 4 crore to Rs 11 crore already sanctioned for the Galliara scheme.
Underlining the importance of equipping youngsters with the skills needed to become employable, the Chief Minister said the Institute would provide the requisite skills to youngsters irrespective of their educational background. It would be built at a cost of Rs 500 crore, of which Rs 100 crore would go into construction and the remaining would be spent on machinery, equipment, furniture and other infrastructure. (UNI)