AMRITSAR METRO BUS PROJECT TO RUN FULL THROTTLE BY SEPTEMBER THIS YEAR: NAVJOT SINGH SIDHU
- DECISION TAKEN IN A HIGH LEVEL MEETING PRESIDED OVER BY LOCAL GOVERNMENT MINISTER & FINANCE MINISTER
- BUSES TO BE RUN ON TRIAL BASIS IN JUNE
CHANDIGARH, APRIL 26:
The prestigious Metro Bus Project of Amritsar city would be operating full throttle by the month of September this year and before that in the month of June the buses would be run on trial basis to assess the viability of the project in order to ensure its success.
The decision was taken today in a high level meeting held here today at the Punjab Civil Secretariat Office of the Finance Minister Mr. Manpreet Singh Badal regarding BRTS project presided over by the Local Government Minister Mr. Navjot Singh Sidhu and Finance Minister Mr. Manpreet Singh Badal. All the officers of Local Government, Transport, PIDB, Public Works Department and Amritsar District Administration were also present in the meeting.
Divulging more, he said that approximately 1.25 lakh devotees come to pay obeisance at Sri Darbar Sahib Amritsar daily. Keeping this aspect in mind, the prestigious project of the holy city would be run at all costs. He further said that after giving a patient hearing to all the viewpoints in today’s meeting it was decided that this project would be initiated full throttle by September, 2018 and all the buses would be run. To ensure the running of the project on firm footing the buses would be run on trial basis in June this year. The Public Works Department revealed that all the construction works concerning this project would be over by July.
Among others present in the meeting included Mayor Municipal Corporation Amritsar Mr. Karamjit Singh Rintu, Principal Secretary Local Government Mr. A. Venu Prasad, Principal Secretary Transport Mr. Sarvjit Singh, Secretary Public Works Department Mr. Hussan Lal, CEO of PMIDC Mr. Ajoy Sharma, M.D. of PIDB and Secretary Expenditure Mr. D.K. Tewari, Deputy Commissioner Amritsar Mr. Kamaldeep Singh Sangha, Commissioner Municipal Corporation Amritsar Mrs. Sonali Giri.