Amit Shah Opens Major Projects in Chandigarh: News Kidda


Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 30

Interior Minister Amit Shah inaugurated several development projects today, including three schools and a multi-level parking lot near the district courts.

In a series of inaugural events, Shah flagged electric buses from the Punjab Raj Bhavan. The Chandigarh administration has added 40 additional electric buses to its fleet. The officials involved said the government has committed to replacing all three-phase diesel buses by 2027-28 as part of the Center’s Green Mobility Initiative.

Shah also inaugurated the newly constructed Government Model High School building, Mauli Jagran, and virtually inaugurated the school buildings of Government Model High School, Sector 12, and Government Model High School, Kishangarh. These buildings will house a total of 5,100 students and will be equipped with labs and other facilities.

A laser show underway at Sukhna Lake during the inauguration of the Chandigarh Police’s Samavesh Program. Stand photo

The minister also laid the foundation stone of the Sector 43 car park in virtual mode. With a capacity of over 1,300 vehicles, it will be built for more than Rs 81 crore.

Shah motivated the students in his speech and talked about the importance of hard work not only in student life, but also in every stage of life. He encouraged them to join the “Har Ghar Tiranga” campaign.

To address the challenges of malnutrition and anemia in pregnant women, nursing mothers, newborns and Promoting nutritional awareness and good eating habits for sustainable health and wellness, Shah launched the ‘Poshak Laddu’ program and distributed the sweet to the beneficiaries. The program has been included by the Chandigarh administration as an additional component under the supplemental feeding program for approximately 94.00 pregnant women and nursing mothers registered at 450 anganwadi centers in the city.

Meanwhile, UT administrator Banwarilal Purohit said 10 more schools would be opened in the city. Member of Parliament Kirron Kher appreciated the Centre’s initiatives.

Samavesh program

Shah opened Chandigarh Police’s Samavesh Program which aims to change the public’s perception of the police at Lake Sukhna.

Under the program, the Citizen Services Center (CSC), which is located in many police stations, will also be linked to Atal Sahabhagita Kenders of the Chandigarh Police Force. All non-crime police services, including address verification, passport verification, character verification, tenant/PG verification, etc., will be provided with the kendras, sources said.

Shah visits Sood’s house

The Home Secretary also visited the home of Chandigarh BJP President Arun Sood in Sector 37. He expressed his grief over the death of Sood’s mother. His mother died of cancer a few days ago. Shah paid her a floral tribute.

A series of events

  • Flags of 40 electric buses
  • Inaugurates school buildings in Mauli Jagran, Sector 12, Kishangarh
  • Lays stone for multi-level parking near district courts in Sec 43
  • Opens Samavesh Program of Chandigarh . Police
  • Launches ‘Poshak Laddu’ Scheme

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