Punjab

Capt Amarinder kick starts development projects worth Rs.265 Cr for Jalandhar and Kapurthala

Punjab News Express | August 15, 2019 07:48 AM

KARTARPUR: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday laid foundation stones/inaugurated a slew of development projects, worth Rs 265.15 crores, to spruce up Jalandhar and Kapurthala districts.

While inaugurating/laying the foundation stones of these projects through video conferencing, the Chief Minister said his government was committed to providing the basic facilities to raise the standard of living of the people in the state.

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 Purb of Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji.

As part of the year-long celebration of the 550th Prakash Purb of Sri Guru Nanak Dev, the Chief Minister inaugurated Guru Nanak Dev Ji, Centre for Invention, Innovation, Incubation and Training (CIIIT) as ‘SPOKE’ at the Sultanpur Lodhi campus of IK Gujral PTU at a cost of Rs. 103 crore. Being a Skill Development Centre, CIIIT would provide ready local pool of engineers, operators, technicians and skilled manpower required by the industries in manufacturing sector besides enhancing employability and imparting Certificate Course to Research Level Course up to PhD. The entire project has been based on ‘HUB” and “SPOKE” model in collaboration with Tata Technologies Limited (TTL), Pune, with a total project cost of Rs. 707 Crore in which PTU has its share of 12% and TTL 88%. The project has three components with Hub at PTU Campus Kapurthala, involving a cost of Rs 304 Crores, which would be ready in 3 months. The Spoke is at Sultanpur Lodhi Campus, which has been inaugurated today at a cost of Rs. 103 Crores, and Hub at Chamkaur Sahib at a cost of Rs 300 Crores, where the work has just started.

Captain Amarinder also inaugurated state-of-the-art Guru Nanak Dev Auditorium at IK Gujral PTU at a cost of Rs 20 crores, with seating capacity of 800 and the latest facilities for live telecast of functions and video conferencing.

Bebe Nanki University College for Girls at Village Fattu Dhinga, Sultanpur Lodhi has been inaugurated at a cost of Rs. 9.54 Crores to impart higher education to girls from rural areas. This constituent college of Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, spread over an area of 27 acres would provide quality education in different disciplines, including B.A., B.C.A, B. Com., B. Sc., Medical and Non-Medical and Fashion Designing.

To give further impetus to the overall development in and around Jalandhar City, Captain Amarinder Singh laid the foundation stone for supply, fixing and five-years operation and maintenance of 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.

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