Punjab CM announces 2.5 Cr for Police infrastructure Upgradation in Gurdaspur, Pathankot, Batala


67000 new MGNREGA job cards to be issued in Gurdaspur, 30000 in Pathankot

Gurdaspur, 15 August (Wishavwarta): Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday announced a series of projects for the holistic development of the border areas of Gurdaspur and Pathankot, including health and education infrastructure, besides new cards under the MGNREGA scheme. As many as 67000 MGNREGA cards would be issued to beneficiaries in Gurdaspur and 30000 in Pathankot, the Chief Minister said in his Independence Day speech here.Fulfilling a long pending demand of Gurdaspur district, the Chief Minister announced a state-of-the-art new bus stand to be constructed in Gurdaspur at a cost of Rs. 20 crore. An amount of Rs. 84 crore had been set aside for providing toilets and water connections to all rural households in the district, he added.

In a bid to improve police functioning, the Chief Minister announced Rs 2.5 crore for the upgradation of the infrastructure of police stations in Gurdaspur, Batala and Pathankot. He also said that though the Gurdaspur Civil Hospital had been shifted to the bypass, the dispensary with emergency, as well as maternity and child care ward, would continue to function from the old building in the city. Later the Chief Minister also inaugurated the newly built Gurdaspur District Administrative Complex, constructed at a cost of Rs 50 crores. Spread over an area of 6 acres, the complex houses the offices of the DC and other administrative officials.



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