Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi (File Photo)
Sri Chamkaur Sahib: Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Sing Channi on October 18, 2021, announced Rs. 1000 crore package for holistic development of Sri Chamkaur Sahib constituency.
On the first day for distributing cheques to the villages and holding public meetings in the Sri Chamkaur Sahib Constituency, Channi announced a slew of development projects worth Rs. 1000 crore for the overall development of various villages of Chamkaur Sahib constituency.
The Chief Minister also distributed the cheques to the tune of Rs. 60 crore to the panchayats of 75 villages of Sri Chamkaur Sahib Block, said the Punjab Chief Minister’s Office in a press release.
Channi appealed to the Sarpanches to call general meetings in the Gurudwaras and provide detailed information to the people about the cheques received in the form of grants so that their confidence in the government can be further strengthened.
The Chief Minister also started the process for waiving off the outstanding electricity bills as per his government’s promise made to the people by symbolically burning the copies of bills with pending arrears and asked the people to forget the liabilities of the old bills, added the release.
The Punjab Government has implemented the decision to waive the arrears of all consumers with power load up to 2 KW.
Channi expressed gratitude to the voters of Sri Chamkaur Sahib for electing him for the third consecutive time.
The Chief Minister also said that although universities have been set up in other regions in Punjab but it was a matter of pride for all of us that for the first time a government university is being set up here at the pious land of Martyrs of Sri Chamkaur Sahib.
“Forty-two acres of land has been purchased for the construction of the Sri Gobind Singh Skill University. Tenders worth Rs.100 crore have been floated for the construction of this Skill Development University, which would come up with the total cost of Rs. 500 crore,” said Channi.
The Chief Minister announced Rs. 1.13 crore for a stadium at Village Mehtot apart from constructing a 100 bedded hospital at Sri Chamkaur Sahib.
The Chief Minister said that fulfilling the long standing demand of the people of the constituency, the foundation stone of Rs 114 Crore ‘Bela Bridge’ would be laid on October 30. He also added that the compensation of Rs. 70 lakh per acre would be given to the farmers whose land would be acquired for the bridge construction.
Channi informed that the proposal to set up a world class Trauma Center at Morinda has been accepted and the construction work would be started soon.
He added that the classes at ITIs Tripuri and Rasulpur of the constituency have been started from this academic session and buildings would be completed by next year.
In addition to above, the Chief Minister also announced Rs. 21 lakh for Amar Shaheed Baba Ajit Singh Baba Jujhar Singh College, Bela. The Chief Minister while inaugurating a community centre at Gaghon village announced 10 more community centres for the constituency.
Prominent amongst others who were present on the occasion included MLA Joginder Pal Bhoa; Chairperson Block Samiti Sri Chamkaur Sahib, Ms Amandeep Kaur Sandhuan; President Nagar Panchayat Sri Chamkaur Sahib, Shamsher Singh Bhangu; Deputy Commissioner Sonali Giri; Deputy Principal Secretary CM Mankanwal Singh; IG Arun Kumar; SSP VK Soni; and Sarpanches and Panches of Sri Chamkaur Sahib Block. (Press Release)