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Punjab cabinet approves new building rules

The Punjab Cabinet recently made amendments for easing building rules to give the further boost to the construction industry, while facilitating better urban planning and development in the state. The cabinet also approved the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Rules-2018, providing for purchasable unlimited floor area ratio (FAR) for group housing, commercial, public office, hotel […]

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Heritage properties to promote tourism in Punjab

The Punjab Tourism Department has announced plans to create a new policy to promote heritage tourism. Punjab governor VP Singh Badnore and tourism and cultural affairs minister Navjot Singh Sidhu recently held talks with the Indian Heritage Hotels Association (IHHA). The tourism departments of Chandigarh and Haryana also attended the meeting. The IHHA urged the […]

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Foundation stones laid for 12 National Highways projects in Punjab

Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways & Shipping Nitin Gadkari has laid the foundation stones of 12 major National Highways projects worth Rs 10,596.19 crore at Ropar, Samrala and Jalandhar in Punjab. These road projects mainly include four laning of Jalandhar-Barnala, Jalandhar-Hoshiarpur, Ropar-Phagwara, Kharar-Kurali, Chandigarh-Kharar, Kharar-Ludhiana roads besides elevated road in Ludhiana city. The projects […]

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New urban missions progress reviewed in Punjab, Haryana,Chandigarh

Implementation of new Urban Missions viz., Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT), Smart City Mission and Swachh Bharat Mission in the States of Punjab, Haryana and the Union Territory of Chandigarh was reviewed in Chandigarh recently. Rajiv Gauba, Secretary (Urban Development), Government of India along with concerned Mission Directors from the Ministry of […]

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Government approves Atal Mission Plans for Punjab and Uttarakhand

Punjab Government will invest Rs 720 crore in improving basic urban infrastructure in 16 cities while Uttarakhand will spend Rs 267 crore in six cities under action plans for Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) for 2015-16. Punjab will get central assistance of Rs 319 crore while Uttarakhand gets Rs 134 crore under […]

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Punjab set to launch disaster management plan for power supply

Punjab State Power Corporation Ltd (PSPCL) and Punjab State Transmission Corporation Ltd (PSTCL) are set to launch a disaster management plan, so that they are able to deal with any kind of natural calamities, sabotage or grid failures. The plan is likely to be launched by this December. PSPCL and PSTCL, liable to generate, transmit, […]

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Chandigarh is set to have a new industrial policy soon

Lok Sabha MP from UT Chandigarh, Kirron Kher said that a new industrial policy will soon be rolled out, which will be inviting green and non-polluting industries like IT sector to set up shops in ‘City Beautiful’. “The policy’s emphasis will be on green and non-polluting industries such as IT and IT-enabled companies, BPO, KPO […]

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Mohali is the top contender for smart city project in Punjab

After carrying out an intercity competition between six cities, the local bodies department of the Punjab government found that Mohali has emerged as the top contender for the smart city project, with 93% or 75 marks out of 80 on 13-point criteria. Mohali beat Bathinda, Patiala, Jalandhar, Amritsar and Ludhiana in the contest. Bathinda came […]

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Three projects including HRIDAY launched at Amritsar

The National Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY) was launched from Amritsar in Punjab for 12 cities in the country including the Holy city of Amritsar, the centre of Sikhism to be the first under this project. Government of India has sanctioned Rs 69.31 crore as a 100% grant for Amritsar city. Union Minister […]

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Punjab to get solid waste management wings soon

The Punjab government aims to set up solid waste management wings at the local bodies department to rid cities and towns of garbage and further to utilise this for power generation. The Deputy Chief Minister of the state said the government sought not to have any of the existing green cover removed, especially in the […]

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