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All necessary arrangements at Sultapur Lodhi be put in place till october 10: A. Venu Prasad

Punjab Tribune Bureau | September 16, 2019 05:39 PM

Principal secretary local government chairs the meeting of infrastructure and service committee to review the status of development works

 CHANDIGARH: The work on all the development projects, being executed at Sultanpur Lodhi for the celebrations of Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji has been put on fast pace mode and would be completed till October 10, 2019. Besides this all other temporary arrangements needed to provide basic amenities to the pilgrims would also be put in place by October 10, 2019. It was said by A. Venu Prasad, Principal Secretary Local Government after presiding over the meeting of Infrastructure and Service Committee mandated to set up infrastructure and to provide other basic civil amenities to the pilgrims in connection with the celebrations of 550th Parkash Purab of Guru Nanak Dev Ji.

Disclosing this official spokesperson of the Punjab Government said that all the major development works were being executed by Department of Local Government, Department of Water Resources, Department of Water Supply and Sanitation.  The spokesperson said that Department of PWD (B&R) had been entrusted the work of constructing open air auditorium in IK Gujral PTU University, Lighting arrangements at holy Kali Bein ghats. Likewise Department of Water Resources had been doing the work of cleaning, lining and fencing of holy kali Bein River, Strengthening of left side bank of holy Kali Bein in between RD 10500-29000 by providing boulder stone pitching in district Hoshiarpur.

The Spokesman said that Water Supply & Sanitation Department had been entrusted the responsibility to provide 24 x 7 Clean drinking water in all parking sites spread across an area over 500 acres and all Langar sites spread on area over 100 acres. He said that for this purpose department would install 8 tube wells with pipeline network and machinery. He said that HDPE Water Tanks of 5000 liter Capacity would be erected throughout the event area for water storage.

He said that for drinking water supply within the city limits, in addition to Municipal Water Supply, Water Supply & Sanitation Department would provide water ATMs and stainless-steel troughs at 35 different locations. Likewise for drinking water supply outside the MC limits in all Parking and all Langar sites, 107 high-quality stainless-steel water troughs were being fabricated. Each water trough would be 10 feet wide with arrangement of 5 taps on both sides.

He said that besides this around 2000 temporarily toilets and 1500 urinals would be installed all across the event for public conveniences within the city, parking and langar sites. Additionally, 125 bathing units and 50 special toilet units for divyaang would also be set up by Water Supply and Sanitation department. He said that over 1100 workers of cleaning staff would ensure round-the-clock operation & maintenance of the toilet units for the entire duration of the event. He said that dedicated efforts were being put into place for odour management and protection of the groundwater from contamination.

Karnesh Sharma, Director Local Government apprised the meeting that Department of Local Government was entrusted 48 works , out of which 37 development works had been complete whereas the remaining works would be completed till September 30,2019. 

The meeting was also attended by Hussan Lal, Principal Secretary, PWD (B&R), Mrs. Jaspreet Talwar, Secretary Water Supply & Sanitation, Ajoy Sharma, Secretary Local Government cum CEO PMIDC, Naunihal Singh IG, DPS Kharbanda, Deputy Commissioner Kapurthala and senior officers from other department.

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