Chronicle Reporter, Indore
On Saturday, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had laid foundation stones of various developmental projects in Indore worth Rs 940 crore.
A function was organised in Gandhi Hall to welcome ‘Ekatma Yatra’. These projects were also launched here. Mayor Malini Gaud, MLAs Usha Thakur, Rajesh Sonkar and Manoj Patel were also present in the event.
Mayor Gaud said that potable water project worth Rs 452.40 crore under AMRUT yojana would solve drinking water problem of 29 villages. It would entail laying of water distribution lines and construction of over-head tanks. Besides, sewage lines too would be constructed at the cost of Rs 273 crore.
33 roads would be constructed at the cost of Rs 172 crore, under the Smart city project. Six-km long underground electric cables will be laid at the cost of Rs 19 crore. Rs 6.62 crore have been allocated for renovation and restoration of historic monument like Gandhi Hall. While Rs 9.28 crore would be spent on beautification of Gandhi Hall area.
Similarly, Rs 8 crore is decided for main entrance of Nehru Park and a parking lot. Earlier, in the presence of spiritual leaders, Chouhan received participants of Ekatma Yatra at Gandhi Hall. The yatra was brought in a grand procession from Akhand Dham at airport to Gandhi Hall.
UK Parliament invites CM
At the same function, Santosh Mishra, a representative of the UK Parliament, handed over invitation to the CM. Addressing Jansanwad, Mishra said a formal invitation has also been sent to the state government.