Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh recently laid foundation stones and inaugurated a slew of development projects, worth Rs. 265.15 crores, to spruce up Jalandhar and Kapurthala districts.
Of the projects unveiled by the Chief Minister, Rs. 132.54 crore is being spent on the development projects in Kapurthala district in commemoration of the 550th Prakash Purav of Guru Nanak. For Jalandhar, Capt Amarinder Singh laid the foundation stone for Smart LED street lights in the entire city at a cost of Rs. 46 crores. Under this project, to be completed by August 2020, all the existing street lights in the city would be replaced with Smart LED lights. The Chief Minister laid the foundation stone of way finding and traffic signages project for the entire city to facilitate smooth flow of traffic at a cost of Rs. 3.14 crores, which would be completed by August 2020. The Chief Minister also laid foundation stone of Smart City Project to impart computer education in 140 Government primary and middle schools, having 470 digital class rooms, at a cost of Rs 3.69 crores, which would be completed by August 2020.
The CM also laid the foundation stone of a project for supply and 5-years operation and maintenance of self-propelled sweeping machine for Burlton Park area at a cost of Rs. 3 crores, to be completed by November 2019.
He also laid the foundation stone of 2504 meter long Storm Sewer Line to carry water from Doaba Chowk up to Kala Sanghian drain at a cost of Rs. 5.41 crores. The project would be completed in August 2020, and would benefit over one lakh people living in its vicinity. He also laid the foundation stone of extension of 5.5 kms long Storm Water Sewer from petrol pump to Dairy Complex near Jamsher at a cost of Rs 67 lakh, with a target population nearly 2 lakh to be benefitted.
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