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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

He also stated that his department will seek views of the states youth before finalising the cultural policy. Presiding over a meeting of experts from art, literary, academic and cultural spheres to fine tune the proposed policy, he said it would be finalised by June-end.

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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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Punjab set to launch disaster management plan for power supply

All organisations of Powercom including generation, transmission, distribution and maintenance are interconnected and its vital infrastructure needs to be protected in case of natural calamities and disasters, the spokesperson said. Lastly, the spokesperson added that in accordance with the state plan, Powercom would draw up mitigation, preparedness and response plans including capacity-building, data collection, assessing […]

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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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