Ludhiana – Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday gifted Ludhiana projects worth Rs 398.12 crore, to give a major boost to the Smart City’s infrastructural development. A total of seven major projects were unveiled by the Chief Minister during his visit to the city. The projects included LED street lights (Rs 44.38 crore), installation of wayfinding and signages (Rs 9.14 crore), Sarabha Nagar market retrofitting (Rs 14.88 crore), 24X7 Surface Water Based water Supply Scheme for ABD Area (Rs 46.50 crore), rehabilitation of existing sewerage system of ABD area (Rs 39.30 crore), Rehabilitation and Augmentation of Storm Water Drainage System of ABD Area (22.59 crore) and Smart Street Phase 1 – Malhar Road (Rs 22.75 crore).Captain Amarinder laid the foundation stone of five projects at three places to pave the way for their implementation, with the promise that development work in the city, which is a major industrial and business hub for the state, would continue to be taken up on priority by his government. The LED project envisages replacement of the existing 105,000 lights with the energy saving lighting. Scheduled to start later this month, it will be completed by December 12 to generate guaranteed energy saving of 63.25 pc (29.75 million units per year), translating into an expected energy saving per annum of Rs 6.09 crore for the first year, with 6 pc incremental every year thereafter. The wayfinding and signages project will cover 757 signage boards of eight types.For the Sarabha Nagar market retrofitting, tenders are in the process being invited for the job, which will include design, supply and installation of all landscape works (hardscape, softscape), façade works including undergrounding of electrical services. The main features of the project are increase and improvement of public plaza, addition of landscape elements, improvement of user comfort, upgradation of services and utilities, electrical undergrounding, additional services such as fire service, ground water recharge for future utilities and regularisation of parking. For the remaining four projects, tenders have already been issued, said the spokesperson.
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