Ludhiana: The Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Saturday laid the foundation stone of a hi-tech cycle valley as well as the exhibition cum convention centre which will incur the cost of Rs 400 crore in 400 acres. He also laid foundation of an approach road from valley to Chandigarh-Ludhiana highway.
In his address to the gathering Deputy Chief Minister said that state is well on course to become an industrial giant and establishment of this cycle valley will make Punjab the biggest cycle manufacturing hub.
Divulging more, Deputy Chief Minister said that the cycle valley will see more than 20,000 youth of the state availing employment avenues. He also divulged that the companies from Korea, Japan and Taiwan will establish their manufacturing units here which is sure to act as a catalyst for economic growth of the region. He said this cycle valley will provide developed industrial plots to the prospective investors at affordable prices equipped with modern amenities along with integrated support services covering banking, health, institutional, recreational, education etc.
Earlier, Badal inaugurated high level bridge over Satluj at village Mattewara and dedicated it to the nation.
In a significant development, the Deputy Chief Minister promised BC status for the Rajput community . He also announced a grant worth Rs. 7 Crore for the overall development of Sahnewal constituency besides sanctioning a 400 KV power station in Dhanansu, a college and expansion of mandi at mattewara.
Terming the SAD-BJP government as only one devoted to economic and social prosperity of Punjab, Badal added that the state government has constructed more than 150 railway bridges during 9 years besides spending Rs 6,000 crore on providing water supply and sewerage facilities in 100 mandi’s falling in the cities.
Coming to futuristic announcements, the Deputy Chief Minister said that Rs 35,000 crore will be spent during the course of next 5 years in providing facilities such as sewerage and concrete streets to more than 12000 villages of the state and gas connections would shortly be provided to the poor households.
Taking on Congress, Badal said that Gandhi family and Captain Amarinder Singh are the enemies of the state as well as Sikhs. He said that people of Punjab will never vote for the Congress which attacked the holiest of holy shrines of Sikhs and massacred innocents in 1984 and which cannot list even a single developmental project undertaken by it.
Badal asked Kejriwal to come clean on SYL issue and spell out his clear stand and also stop luring the people of Punjab with false promises.
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