Amritsar: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal today said the state government has formulated a Rs 2,000 crore master plan to refurbish Amritsar city by 2016.
Stating this here after paying obeisance at the Golden Temple, Badal said another set of welfare projects worth Rs 500 crore for transforming the walled city, keeping intact its originality, would also be in progress.
Deeds always speak louder than words and development of the holy city of Amritsar would put an end to all false propaganda, he said.
Sukhbir's statement assumes significance after Amritsar's three time BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu recently alleged that development grants for his constituency were being diverted to other districts by the state government.
In the near future, Amritsar will have a state-of-the-art sports stadium, flyovers, 100 per cent sewerage network renewal, complete rural lighting, BRTS, world class solid waste management system and much more, he said.
Badal announced that Amritsar would be the first safe city of the state, equipped with CCTV surveillance.
Reviewing the progress of an underground plaza constructed near the Golden Temple complex, the deputy chief minister said it would be ready by Diwali.
“I am absolutely satisfied with the pace of development works in Amritsar and the city's face would be changed once the Rs 2,000 crore master plan is implemented by 2016,” he added.