Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Patiala’s Badi Nadi & Chhoti Nadi beautification among slew of development projects announced

Augmenting his government’s efforts to ensure the holistic development of the state and to harness its optimum tourism potential, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday digitally kicked-off a slew of development projects, worth Rs.213.37 crore, as a gift to the residents of Patiala heritage city on the 72nd Republic Day.

These projects include project for rejuvenation of Badi Nadi & Chhoti Nadi, being implemented by Patiala Urban Planning and Development Authority, at a cost of Rs. 208.33 crore, besides revival of historic Rajindra Lake at Rs.5.04 crore.

According to a spokesperson of Chief Minister’s Office, the rejuvenation project of Badi & Chotti Nadi, which commenced on October 22, 2020, would be completed within 24 months. The work has been allotted to PSSC-GECPL (JV), with allotment amount of Rs.165 crore. The project is being jointly executed by Patiala Urban Planning and Development Authority, Water Resources Department and Punjab Water Supply and Sewerage Board. The total length of Badi Nadi stretch is 8.65 km, starting from Daulatpura Bridge near focal point. Two STPs (Sewerage Treatment Plant) of 15 MLD and 26 MLD & CETP (Common Effluent Treatment Plant) of 2.5 MLD will be constructed on Badi Nadi to treat the sewer.

MUST READ  Aruna Chaudhary orders to fill vacant posts of Anganwadi Workers and Helpers

The total length of Chotti Nadi is 4.50 km, originating near Patiala railway station with outfall in Badi Nadi near Deer Park. Concrete lining will be done and walkways & cycle tracks will be constructed within the right of way of the Nadi. The campus lighting will be done through a stretch of the Nadi.  Work has already started near Tafazalpura drain.

The re-sectioning of both Badi and Chotti Nadi would be done by developing them as a twin trapezoidal section to increase their discharge carrying capacity with a return period of 1 in 50 years. S lines would be laid along the banks of both Badi and Chotti Nadi to capture sewer outfalls for carrying sewage to STP and then discharging clean treated water back into the Badi and Chotti Nadi for recharging of underground water. A permanent water body will be created by constructing weirs at suitable intervals. This will remove un-hygienic conditions prevalent along the Nadis and prevent spread of , thus promoting an eco-friendly environment.

MUST READ  Governor remembers Nanaji on his death anniversary
MUST READ  Capt Amarinder writes to Modi, Shah for more O2 supply

Later, the Chief Minister, accompanied by Member Parliament from Patiala, Preneet Kaur, dedicated to the people of Patiala the newly rejuvenated historic lake, built in 1885 by Maharaja Bhupinder Singh in the memory of his father, Maharaja Rajinder Singh. The Chief Minister took personal initiative in releasing funds under OUVGL to the tune of Rs.5.04 crore through Housing & Urban Development department. The project has been executed by PWD (B&R), Electrical and Drainage department.

Meanwhile, Patiala Deputy Commissioner Kumar Amit apprised the Chief Minister about the works undertaken during rejuvenation, including beautification. He further said supply of clean water has been ensured from the Bhakra main line by installing regulation gate near railway crossing no. 21, on the underground pipe that was earlier laid to supply water for the sacred sarovers of Gurdwara Sri Dukh Niwaran Sahib and Sri Moti Bagh Sahib.

 

Latest news

Dhanush, wife Aishwaryaa separate after 18 years of marriage

Actor Dhanush announced that he and his wife Aishwaryaa have decided to separate after "18 years of togetherness as friends, couple as parents and...

Warning of heavy rain in coming days across Australian mainland

Multiple states are headed for a drenching in coming days as the remnants of ex Tropical Cyclone Tiffany spread across Australia. Tiffany made landfall over...

Code Brown emergency in Victorian hospitals, first during Covid pandemic

The Code Brown activation is a first for Victoria during the pandemic. Deputy State Controller Adam Horsborough said health services have been considering calling a...

NSW records 36 covid deaths, deadliest day of pandemic

Related news

Dhanush, wife Aishwaryaa separate after 18 years of marriage

Actor Dhanush announced that he and his wife Aishwaryaa have decided to separate after "18 years of togetherness as friends, couple as parents and...

Warning of heavy rain in coming days across Australian mainland

Multiple states are headed for a drenching in coming days as the remnants of ex Tropical Cyclone Tiffany spread across Australia. Tiffany made landfall over...

Code Brown emergency in Victorian hospitals, first during Covid pandemic

The Code Brown activation is a first for Victoria during the pandemic. Deputy State Controller Adam Horsborough said health services have been considering calling a...

NSW records 36 covid deaths, deadliest day of pandemic

New South Wales has recorded its deadliest day of the pandemic today with 36 deaths and 29,830 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours. There are 2,850...

Sunny Leone’s song ‘Madhuban’ is now ‘Panghat’

Latest song “Panghat” featuring Bollywood actress Sunny Leone formerly titled as Madhuban, was re- released last week by Saregama. Sunny’s oomph coupled with Kanika...

Multi-year funding from govt for Victoria’s creative entities

The Andrews Labor Government is driving the recovery of Victoria’s creative industries, bringing certainty and jobs through landmark multi-year funding for scores of organisations...

3 million Rapid Tests reach Victoria, bulk order is of 44 million

The Victorian Government has received the first major delivery of 3 million Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) from its recent bulk order of 44 million,...

NSW Govt’s Event Saver Fund to help event managers help recover losses

Organisers of major events and festivals that have been cancelled or significantly disrupted by COVID Public Health Orders will be supported by funding through...