White Wash for Anandpur Sahib


white washAnandpur Sahib will be developed as a white city with all its buildings covered in white. This was stated by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, who was here to attend a meeting to review city’s development projects.

Badal later went around the city and visited Agampur Polytechnic College, Charan Ganga Stadium, community centre, Panj Piara Park, the Dasmesh Academy road and bus stand. Badal asked the officials concerned to ensure cleanliness at the bus stand.

Chief engineer, Water Supply and Sanitation, Arvinder Singh has been asked to conduct a fresh survey for provision of potable water in the town within a fortnight. Arvinder said a programme for water supply, covering the left-out areas, would be implemented within the next six months. It would cost Rs. 5.81 crore. Likewise, a sewerage and sanitation programme would also be implemented at a cost of Rs 9.68 crore. The chief engineer, Drainage Department, has been asked to accomplish work storm water drain at an investment of Rs 4.44 crore, including construction of check dams to protect low-lying areas.

The chief engineer, PWD (B&R), has been directed to undertake widening and strengthening of internal roads at a cost of Rs 2 crore. Roads would be laid along the Nangal Hydel channel from Sri Anandpur Sahib to Sri Kiratpur Sahib in the first phase and from Kiratpur Sahib to Roop Nagar under the second phase. It would provide an alternative route to devotees during festivals of Hola Mohalla and Baisakhi.

Chief architect, Punjab, B.K. Saini will prepare a plan of all proposed buildings in the historic town with a dome-shape structures to give a distinct identity. The Chief Minister reviewed other infrastructure projects to be executed at a cost of Rs 56.8 crore.

Earlier, Badal asked Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd to coordinate with senior officers to ensure timely implementation of development projects in view of tercentenary celebrations of Guruta Gaddi Divas.

Badal said the Centre had released a grant of Rs 105.13 crore for development Sri Anandpur Sahib. He announced to set up a committee comprising local MLA Sant Baba Ajit Singh, consultant for development works Lieut-Gen (retd) B.S. Dhaliwal, president local municipal committee Ram Singh and deputy commissioner Roop Nagar Baldeo Purushartha for a smooth execution of these projects.

Leave a Reply