CHANDIGARH, MARCH 2:
To mark the commemoration of the 550th Parkash Purb of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the Punjab Cabinet has approved upgradation of the historic towns of Batala, Kapurthala and Abohar as Municipal Corporations, thus fulfilling a long-pending demand of the residents of these border areas.
The decision was taken during the Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh this morning.
The move is aimed at sprucing up the existing infrastructure in the historic towns of Batala and Kapurthala as part of the 550th Parkash Purb of the first Sikh Guru and strengthening the urban infrastructure in Abohar.
The decision would go a long way in ensuring the holistic development of these towns with best civic amenities, road connectivity and city transport services to the residents, thereby improving their quality of life. With the upgradation of three towns as Municipal Corporation, the Government would ensure proper devolution of funds to various departments and agencies for the overall development of these towns.
With this, the number of existing 10 Municipal Corporations across the state has now gone up to 13.