The Fact News Service
Ludhiana, December 9
During his surprise visit to the under-construction civil air terminal at Halwara airport, near here, on Friday, Sanjeev Arora, MP (Rajya Sabha), asked authorities to speed up work and complete by March 2023.
Terming this project “very close to his heart”, Arora told the government officials including GLADA Chief Administrator Amanpreet Kaur Sandhu and Additional Chief Administrator (ACA) Amrinder Singh Malhi, officials of PWD (B&R), Civil Aviation, contractors and all others present on the occasion, that he has been making all-out efforts for early completion of the project since he took over as an MP. He said he had already held many meetings in this regard.
Arora also recalled commitment of Hon’ble Chief Minister, Punjab Bhagwant Mann that the state government will soon complete the construction work of the civil air terminal at Halwara airport. He said the chief minister had announced that this work will be accomplished at a cost of around Rs 50 crore. The chief minister has hoped that this project will further put Punjab on the map of air connectivity and save time, money and energy of the commuters.
Arora asked the authorities to speed-up the construction work at every cost and assured that there would be no shortage of funds from the government. He asked the authorities to increase the workforce to further speed-up the ongoing work of construction and make arrangements for lighting so that construction work could also be continued a little bit late in the evening especially during the winters when sun sets early. He also suggested the authorities concerned to install CCTV cameras at the construction site to keep a vigil on the ongoing construction work. He also sought weekly progress report from the authorities concerned.
He also inspected drawings of interim airport terminal prepared by the Department of PWD (B&R), Punjab. He asked in detail about parking of aircraft. He was assured by the officials present there that the ongoing construction work would be visible up to a maximum extent by January-end next year.
Arora hoped that the project, once completed, would prove a boon for Ludhianvis, especially for the business community.
CA GLADA Amanpreet Kaur Sandhu assured Arora that they will release funds promised by them as and when bills are submitted.