19 April 2017
A delegation of the Confederation of Indian Industry, led by Chairman, Jalandhar Zonal Council, Mr Gurdeep Singh met Mr Gurpreet Singh Khehra, Commissioner Corporation, Jalandhar, at Hotel Radisson Windsor, Jalandhar. The members discussed the various issues faced by the local industry.
Mr Gurdeep Singh, Chairman Jalandhar Zonal Council said the industry wanted to contribute in the growth of the city and discussed the various challenges faced by the industry in the focal and industrial areas regarding maintenance of roads and sewerage. The commissioner also urged the industry members to submit proposals for the resolution of these challenges.
Members of the CII delegation highlighted rampant encroachments in the city to which the Commissioner assured of remedial steps.
The Commissioner apprised the CII members that Jalandhar had been selected for the Smart City project and preliminary meetings with the various stakeholders are being held to execute the project.
He apprised the members that, around 1,000 acres of the city would be developed as a smart city which would be run by a SPV. The particular area will have all kinds of facilities like water supply, sewerage management, power, advanced health facilities, ICT-based e-learning modules in schools, smart traffic signals, e-surveillance and canal system. The area earmarked for the scheme will be situated between DAV College, Workshop Chowk, Football Chowk, Sports Market up to Nehlawali Pooli, Bisht Doab Canal etc.
CII delegation members assured of all support to the administration in making the project great success.