Rs 9.33 crore more funds issued for Bhagtanwala garbage dump – Commissioner

AMRITSAR: In the next two months time, the Bhagtanwala Garbage Dump will present a clean and green look. New trees would also be planted at this place. This was informed by Pardeep Sabharwal, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation. He informed that after coming to know about this garbage dump, Deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal had visited it on Sunday and had issued strict instructions to the staff. So acting on his directions, an amount of Rs 9.33 crore has been issued by the department.

Sabharwal informed that within next two months, a green belt would be developed in the area and the problem of foul smell emitting from the garbage dump would be solved permanently. He informed that on Sunday, the Deputy CM had directed the MC officials to prepare a detailed plan in this regard, after which a project was prepared by Tuesday and submitted with the Deputy CM at Chandigarh on Wednesday. After discussions, an amount of Rs 9.33 crore was then issued for this work and the staff was directed to complete the work in next two months time.

Sabharwal informed that as per the plan, the garbage dump would be levelled and a layer of sand would be laid on it for which an amount of Rs 156 lakh would be spent. An amount of Rs 5.5 crore would be spent on widening the 4.5 kilometer long road- starting from Bhagtanwala Chowk Gate to Ibban Kalan, Rs 1.5 crore for constructing a wall near Dana Mandi, Rs 65 lakh for installing 105 streetlights from Bhagtanwala Chowk to Dana Mandi, Rs 25 lakh for levelling of land and planting of trees. The MC Commissioner said that they have fixed a target of two months, but they are hopeful of completing this work before that time.

Pardeep Sabharwal informed that earlier also, work for lifting of garbage and levelling is already underway on which an amount of Rs 3.5 crore is being spent, out of which Rs 1.34 crore has already been spent. He informed that Rs 78 lakh is being spent for constructing 2500 feet long wall around this dump, Rs 1.25 crore for widening the existing road from Moole Chak to Dump to 22 feet, Rs 48 lakh for lifting of garbage and levelling of dump, Rs 78 lakh for laying of sand on 197 kanal and 18 marla land of dump. He informed that an amount of Rs 22 lakh would be spent for some other works.