Amritsar has topped the list of 27 new Smart Cities announced by the Minister of Urban Development M Venkaiah Naidu. Eight other cities of pilgrim and tourism importance that made it to the third list of Smart Cities are: Ujjain, Tirupati, Agra, Nashik, Madurai, Thanjavur, Ajmer and Varanasi.
The reuse and recycle of wastewater is becoming important policy agenda in India with growing water scarcity in the urban areas. However, lack of proper infrastructure for transporting wastewater to the treatment plant and treated water is a major issue.
The stretch of National Highways (NH-1) between Shambhu and Amritsar falls in the jurisdiction of two projects namely Panipat to Jalandhar and Jalandhar to Amritsar, said Sarvey Sathyanarayana, Union Minister of State in the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways in a reply to a question in Lok Sabha on December 9.
India has launched the worldÂ’s largest programme of public-private partnerships in road construction. The goal is to build as many as 7,000 km of new trunk roads per year. One of these projects was implemented on National Highway 1. NH-1 is one of the oldest and longest highways in India, running from New Delhi in a north-westerly direÂction, passing through Amritsar and continuing into neighÂbouring Pakistan. Soma Enterprise has been commiÂssioned by the National Highways Authority of India to