Chandigarh: April 2,2008 :All development works in Urban areas and cities have come to grinding halt with the SAD BJP taking over reigns of the Government in Punjab. This was stated by former Speaker and Chairman of Urbban Development Committee of Punjab Congress Sh. Harnam Dass Johar who was presiding over a meeting of the Committee here today. Mr. Johar lamented that urban population of the State was most affected as all development projects started by the
Congress regime have been stalled by the present Government due to paucity of funds . The State is reeling under acute financial crisis due to mismanagement. Government has failed to provide funds for urban development in the State. Moreover the local bodies the Municipal Corporations and Committees have been facing financial crisis after abolition of Octroi while the Government has not mobilized any alternate sources of income or grant-in-aid for the Municipalities.
He said that Industry is putting down the shutters due to unscheduled power cuts of two hours each day besides announced power cut of two days a week leading to financial loss and misery to this sector. .He said that during the previous Congress regime adequate power supply to the industry was ensured but now Government is indifferent to their needs. The meeting was also attended by Sh. Rakesh Pandey Ex Minister and Sh. Bal Mukand Sharma Ex Minister.