Patiala new bus stand: In a bid to ensure holistic development of Patiala Heritage City, the Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday asked the Deputy Commissioner to speed up the ongoing canal-based water supply project with an investment of Rs. 468 crore for ensuring potable drinking water supply to the residents of the city with a direction to formulate a plan to cover all colonies in and around the city under this scheme.
He also directed all the line departments to work in tandem for speedy completion of these ongoing major projects including canal-based water supply project, new bus stand, Sports University, rejuvenation of Choti and Badi Nadi besides sprucing up the heritage street.
Earlier making a detailed presentation on the development works, Deputy Commissioner Patiala informed the Chief Minister that 60 percent of the work on the canal-based water supply project would be completed by the globally acclaimed L&T Infrastructure Company by March 2022.
Regarding the status new bus stand and workshop in Patiala with an outlay of nearly Rs.60 crore, the Principal Secretary of Public Works informed that the bus stand over an area of 6.31 acre would be completed by November 2021 while the workshop over 2.20 acre by March 2022.
He also informed that for direct entry of buses into the new bus stand, PWD (B&R) has already got approval for construction of a new flyover from Punjab Infrastructure Development Board (PIDB) under UEIP-Phase 2 at a cost of Rs.7.70 crore.
Responding to the issue raised by Chairman PRTC for the purchase of new buses, CM asked the Principal Secretary Transport to immediately clear the pending proposal in this regard. Meanwhile, the Principal Secretary Transport conveyed concurrence to PRTC for the purchase of 255 new buses in its fleet.
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