Amritsar: The Amritsar municipal company (MC) is sprucing up the neighborhood of Durgiana Temple with lamp posts and fountains as a part of its venture to reinforce town’s new heritage street, which is being developed on the traces of Heritage Street within the neighborhood of Golden Temple, mentioned Amritsar mayor Karamjit Singh Rintu on Tuesday.
He mentioned the MC would spend round Rs 5.5 crore on sprucing up areas round Durgiana Temple and the venture can be accomplished quickly.
“Almost 70% work, which included widening of streets and laying of cobbled stones, has been carried out and relaxation can be completed in close to future,” mentioned the mayor.
Former cupboard minister Navjot Singh Sidhu had in 2018 introduced the heritage street round Durgiana Temple. The venture has, nevertheless, already missed a deadline.
Rintu mentioned improvement work included removing of hanging energy cables, streamlining billboard, and set up of fancy lights and fountains, amongst others.
Asked about stray animals, the mayor mentioned the MC had developed a cow shelter with a capability to deal with 350 animals, however one other can be constructed to accommodate a complete of over 500 stray animals. He added that they had created a facility the place 1,000 stray canines can be sterilised in a month and the capability can be elevated to 2,000 after a while.
Rintu added the MC was additionally planning to introduce a standard helpline for all authorities companies.