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Sukhbir Announces a New Domestic Airport for Adampur: Lays foundation stones at Jalandhar

Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal laying the foundation stone of  4 lane Jalandhar Byepass at Jamsher near Jalandhar City on November 8, 2013.Jalandhar, Nov 8, 2013 (YP Bureau)

The Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal today announced that a new domestic airport would be established at Adampur to facilitate the Doaba region especially NRIs.

After laying foundation stones of various development works in Jalandhar worth Rs 50 crore, while addressing a rally at Jamsher near Jalandhar City,  Mr Badal said that Punjab Government has prepared the blue print for the new domestic airport at Adampur and he is in constant touch with the Union Ministry for Civil Aviation for all kinds of necessary approvals. He said that the new airport would prove a boon for the whole region as it would facilitate businessmen and traders as well as NRIs of Doaba region would also be pleased.

Replying to a question regarding the alert issued by IB regarding the threat to Mr Narendra Modi, PM candidate from NDA, Mr Badal said that alert issued by IB was a routine matter and “there is no threat to Mr Modi in the state.”

He said that further to give a big push to road infrastructure across the state, Rs 13,000 crore has been sanctioned for Phagwara-Chandigarh, Amritsar-Bathinda, Chandigarh-Bathinda express ways, on which the work would be started in January 2014.

For the total transformation of Jalandhar city, Mr Badal said that a Master plan has been chalked out which would be implemented in one and half year to provide 100 percent sewerage and drinking water facility, beautification of chowks, LED street lighting, Over Bridge at Chandan Nagar, strengthening of inner and connecting roads. Besides this Rs 125 crore was also announced by the Deputy Chief Minister for the upgradation and strengthening of link roads in Jalandhar district.

The Deputy Chief Minister today initiated the development works worth Rs 50 crore in Jalandhar by laying the foundation stone of storm sewer from PAP chowk to BSF chowk and 4 lane bypass from Jalandhar–Phagwara road to Jalandhar-Nakodar Road at village Jamsher. It may be mention here that the Jamsher bypass would be constructed with Rs 27.96 crore which would reduce the traffic in Jalandhar city as after that visitors traveling to Nakodar-Shahkot, Moga and further to Malwa would not have to enter the city.

Prominent amongst present on the occasion included Chief Parliamentary Secretaries K.D. Bhandari ,Avinash Chandar , Dr Daljeet Singh Cheema and Mr Pargat Singh both MLAs, Mayor Sunil Jyoti,Gurcharan Singh Channi Presisent District SAD unit, Subhash Sood President BJP district unit and Commisioner Jalanadhar Division R Venktaratnam and DC Varun Roojam.


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