Amit Shah Unveiled Nine Projects In Chandigarh

On December 22, Union Home Minister Amit Shah unveiled nine projects in Chandigarh and laid the foundation stones for three more in the Union Territory during a ceremony at the Chandigarh College of Engineering and Technology (CCET) in Sector 26. The projects, valued at approximately Rs 368 crore, were inaugurated in the presence of Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit, who also serves as the administrator of the Union Territory of Chandigarh.

Shah’s Perspective On Chandigarh

Shah, arriving from Kurukshetra after attending the International Gita Festival, visited Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar’s official residence before heading to CCET with Purohit for the event. Speaking at CCET, Shah expressed his perspective on Chandigarh, acknowledging its modern setup during his youth, but emphasized the need for the city to maintain its competitive edge and continue progressing amidst the advancements seen in various cities since the Modi government took office.

Important Highlights Of The Program

During the program, Shah highlighted the initiation of projects totaling nearly Rs 400 crore in areas such as cleanliness, education, security, residential facilities, and higher education. Additionally, 744 young individuals received appointment letters as assistant sub-inspectors and constables. Shah underscored the challenges faced by the police, particularly in the realm of technology, and applauded the engagement of youngsters through hackathons, fostering a connection between their knowledge and the resolution of societal problems.


Notably, Shah inaugurated the Cyber Operation and Security Centre, stating, “Heading towards making our nation a ‘Cyber Success Society,’ inaugurated the ‘Center for Cyber Operations and Security (CenCOPS)’ in Chandigarh today.”

Among the inaugurated projects were the Administrative Block-C (degree wing) at CCET, the Himalaya Hostel in the Punjab Engineering College at Sector 12, a sewage treatment plant at Diggian, augmentation of the existing sewage treatment plant at Raipur Kalan, and 192 houses in the Chandigarh Police complex, Dhanas. 

Shah also laid the foundation stone for an effluent treatment plant at the Government Multi 

Specialty Hospital at Sector 16, Government High School in Sarangpur, and the Government High School in Karsan. Reflecting on these developments, Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit remarked, “… it is a historic day for Chandigarh. We had been waiting for the projects to be inaugurated by the Union home minister.”

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