Sikh memorial among projects to come up in Punjab

Nabi Khan and Ghani Khan had risked their lives to host the Dasmesh Pit during the latter's visit to Machhiwara and...

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday announced development projects of Rs 11.10 crore for Bet area of Machhiwara, besides a memorial of Guru Gobind Singh's disciplines -- Nabi Khan and Ghani Khan.

He recalled that Nabi Khan and Ghani Khan had risked their lives to host the Dasmesh Pita during the latter's visit to Machhiwara and a befitting memorial would be built in their remembrance...

...The project, which had been struck due to the administrative apathy of previous SAD-BJP regime since 2007, has been taken up on priority by his government, with the compensation amount already given to the Sewerage Board, said the Chief Minister, adding the government had also approved a two-acre alternate plot for the plant.

Other projects announced by Amarinder Singh include repair of Rahon-Machhiwara-Ropar via Bela Road, involving a cost of Rs 7.9 crore, besides construction of new Community Hall at a cost of Rs 20 lakh.

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