IEP Chandigarh, June 26
Under the dynamic leadership of CM Bhagwant Mann, Punjab Government has released Rs 99.60 crore for the upgradation and construction of new tehsil/sub-tehsil complexes in various districts of Punjab. 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 Mann has taken the initiative for the ultra modern construction of several tehsil/sub-tehsil offices. He said that many offices were running in old and dilapidated buildings and have not been fully equipped with facilities. Therefore, Rs. 99.60 crore have been released to make these offices up to date. Jimpa said that Rs. 2.52 crore have been released for Hajipur Tehsil complex of Hoshiarpur district. 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 further said that Rs. 98.98 lakh have been released for Jaito (Faridkot district) and 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 and Rs. 6.19 crore for Gurharsahai has been released. Revenue Minister said that Rs. 6.60 crore, Rs. 5.50 crore, Rs. 5.98 crore and Rs. 44.96 lakh have been released for new buildings at Kalanaur, Sultanpur Lodhi, Phagwara and Machhiwara respectively. He further informed that Rs. 9.42 crore and Rs. 6.69 crore have been released for new tehsil complexes to be built in Ahmedgarh and Amargarh of Malerkotla district with Rs. 1.71 crore released for the construction of new sub-tehsil complexes in Moga and Samalsar while Rs. 5.38 crore has been released for Dudhan Sadhan tehsil complex in Patiala district. Jimpa 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 Mann in May 2023. Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has also approved to release another amount of Rs. 70.76 crore. After the release of this amount, Hoshiarpur would also get a new tehsil complex. An amount of Rs.6.52 crore has been sanctioned for this purpose. Apart from this, tehsil/sub-tehsil complexes of many districts of Punjab i.e. Faridkot, Samana, Phillaur, Shahkot, Kapurthala, Nakodar, Batala, Rupnagar, Dinanagar, Muktsar Sahib, Jalandhar, Pathankot etc. would be upgraded.