Punjab Chief Secy Vini Mahajan nods to infra development projects under OUVGL scheme

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Secretary, Ms Vini Mahajan, on Wednesday, gave nod to construct the tehsil complex at Lopoke in Amritsar district and develop a food street in Hoshiarpur besides clearing several other infrastructure development project in various parts of the state.

She was chairing the 54th meeting of the empowered committee of optimum utilisation of vacant government lands (OUVGL) scheme here.

To augment the development projects in the state on the directions of the Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, the meeting decided to construct the tehsil complex in Lopoke, Amritsar district.

The empowered committee decided to start forthwith the work to develop the food street at Nalonian in Hoshiarpur and invite the applications from the interested persons for the allotment of booths and shops at the new commercial site.

The Chief Secretary asked the authorities concerned to make the new food street operational by this year end.

The meeting approved the project to construct Government Primary School at Shri Guru Ram Das Urban Estate in Amritsar at the cost of Rs 290 lakh to cater to the needs of the residents of the surrounding areas.

The committee also gave nod to the development of the old tehsil complex site in Ferozepur by carving out the land in three multi-purpose chunk sites.

It was decided to sale the PWD colony land in Ludhiana opposite the Police Commissioner’s residence after carving out four multi-purpose chunks at the site.

The Chief Secretary directed PUDA and other development authorities to conduct e-auctions of OUVGL properties regularly every month by making a calendar with fixed dates of auctions for offering commercial and residential properties to the prospective buyers, which would in turn augment the revenue collection in the state.

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