Bharat Bhushan Ashu reviews projects under Ludhiana Smart City 

Issues necessary directions to staff

Bharat Bhushan Ashu reviews projects under Ludhiana Smart City 

Ludhiana:    Punjab Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs Minister Mr Bharat Bhushan Ashu today reviewed the progress of projects under Ludhiana Smart City Ltd. This meeting was also attended by Mayor Mr Balkar Singh Sandhu, MC Commissioner Mr Pardeep Kumar Sabharwal, MC Councillor Mrs Mamta Ashu, besides several other senior MC officials.

    While chairing the meeting, Mr Ashu informed the work on the all weather indoor swimming pool, being developed with a cost of Rs 5.79 crore at Rakh Bagh Sports Complex, here, would start soon. He said that with the start of this project, the swimming enthusiasts of Ludhiana would be able to avail swimming facilities round the year. He further informed that all existing sports facilities in the city would be strengthened. These include a new athletics synthetic track at Guru Nanak Stadium, development of basketball court and badminton courts at Shastri Hall, Table Tennis stadium, besides all others.

    Besides this, a sports park is being developed at the 30-acre dump site in Jainpur village of district Ludhiana with cost of Rs 52.74 crore. He said that this sports park would have playgrounds for cricket, football, hockey, lawn tennis etc.

    While issuing strict instructions to the staff, Mr Bharat Bhushan Ashu stated that he would personally monitor the progress of all the projects under Ludhiana Smart City on weekly basis and warned that strict action would be taken against officials if there is any lapse on their behalf. 

    He further said that the Capt Amarinder Singh led Punjab government is committed for carrying out overall development of the state. He said that the projects under Ludhiana Smart City project would be completed on priority basis and within the set time frame. /( August 14)