Punjab tehsils/sub tehsils to get facelift: Jimpa
Punjab to get new tehsil complexes/sub-tehsil complexes in many districts soon. Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann has released Rs. 158 crore for the construction and upgradation of new tehsils/sub tehsils in the state. Divulging the details, Revenue Minister Bram Shanker Jimpa said that for the convenience of the common people and to streamline the work of the Revenue Department, the state government led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann has taken the initiative for the ultra modern construction of several tehsil/sub-tehsil offices.
Jimpa said that earlier an amount of Rs. 100 crore was approved, but after increasing the budget of some districts, Rs. 158 crore has been released so far. This amount is likely to increase further. He said that many offices were running in old and dilapidated buildings and have not been fully equipped with facilities. Therefore, Rs. 158 crore has been released to make these offices up to date.
He said that Rs. 5.14 crore, Rs. 4.31 crore, Rs. 10.68 crore and Rs. 3.05 crore have been released for the new buildings to be constructed at Chamkaur Sahib, Cheema (Sangrur), Dirba and Banur respectively. Among them, the foundation stone of Cheema and Dirba tehsil complexes was laid by Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann in May 2023. Apart from this, Rs. 6.52 crore have been released for the new tehsil complex of Hoshiarpur and Rs. 6.18 crores have been released for the construction of new tehsil complex of Nakodar.
Similarly, Rs. 1.04 crore, Rs. 1.47 crore and Rs. 1.42 crore released for the construction of Goniana, Nathana and Balianwali sub-tehsils of Bathinda district respectively. Also, Rs. 5.98 crore has been given for the construction of Talwandi Sabo Tehsil Complex, he added.
Jimpa said that Rs. 8.61 crore for the construction of new building at Bassi Pathana in District Fatehgarh Sahib. Similarly, an amount of Rs. 3.50 crore for the construction of new building at Abohar has been released. Revenue Minister said that Rs. 6.60 crore has been released for Kalnaur, Rs. 11.06 crore for Batala, Rs. 5.50 crore for Sultanpur Lodhi and Rs. 5.98 crore for Tehsil Complex Phagwara has been released.
He further informed that Rs. 9.42 crore and Rs. 6.69 crore have been released for new complexes to be built in Ahmedgarh and Amargarh of Malerkotla district. Apart from this, many tehsil/sub-tehsils of Punjab i.e. Barnala, Faridkot, Samana, Phillaur, Gurdaspur, Ludhiana, Shahkot, Kapurthala, Rupnagar, Dinanagar, Muktsar Sahib, Jalandhar and Pathankot etc. would be upgraded.