This new railway line would connect Chandigarh with Ludhiana and would provide the much needed direct connection between Chandigarh and the cities of Punjab. This project was approved by Central Government during the tenure of Mr. Satya Pal Jain as MP. The work is currently in progress. Once completed, it…
- Would provide easier and cheaper mode of transport to the public.
- Would be beneficial to traders and manufacturers of the city.
- Direct trains to cities of Punjab would be possible.
- City Residents would get an additional mode of transport to go to Punjab.
20 Dec, 1998- Government orders laying of rail line
10 June, 1999- New Chandigarh-Ludhiana line work will commence soon
28 June, 1999- Ludhiana rail link gets underway
03 June, 2001- Work on Chandigarh-Ludhiana rail line to be speeded up
A project of Rs 6 crore was approved by the Central Government during the tenure of Sh. Satya Pal Jain for development of the Chandigarh Railway Station. New facilities that were made available under this project include:
- Technical, maintenance and coaching facilities.
- Increase in Number of Platforms from 3 to 6.
- Increase in Length of Platforms to accommodate 21 coaches.
- Two ‘sick lines’ for carrying out maintenance and repair work on coaches.
- A washing line for washing trains.
- Additional ‘shunting neck’ to enable locomotives & coaches to switch tracks.
- Direct entry to the railway station from the satellite township of Panchkula.
New long distant trains to Mumbai, Howrah and Chennai have been introduced after these new facilities became available
Although the Central Government had laid the foundation stone of the Chandigarh Medical College in 1991, but the then MP (Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal of the Congress) did not take any steps in this direction.
When Mr. Satya Pal Jain was elected Member of Parliament from Chandigarh, …
- He got Rs 225 crore sanctioned from the Union Health Ministry in 1996 for the completion of the Chandigarh Medical College Project.
- Recognition of the College from the Medical Council of India. (It was included in the list of Recognised Medical Colleges by the Medical Council of India vide letter No.MCI-34(41)97-Med/2276 dated 25th April, 1997).
- He got the college Recognised from Government of India for MBBS Degree. (It was recognised for the award of MBBS degree by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India w.e.f. 30th December, 1996, vide letter No.34(41)98-Med./21035 dated 9th November, 1998).
- The College was also granted Permanent Affiliation for the MBBS course by the Panjab University for 50 admissions annually during his tenure as MP. (vide letter No.2730/A-4/Misc dated 3rd April, 1999).
This project was approved by the Central Government and the ‘Bhumi pujan’ was performed by Sh. B C Khanduri, Union Minister for Surface Transport on 17 February, 2004 in the presence of Shri Satya Pal Jain and other dignitaries at Zirakpur.
The construction of Chandigarh Doordarshan Kendra was approved and started during the tenure of Mr. Satya Pal Jain. Smt. Sushma Swaraj (Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting) accompanied by Mr. Satya Pal Jain, Mr. B K Dey (Engineer-in-Chief, Doordarshan) and other senior functionaries of Doordarshan, performed ‘Bhoomi Pujan’ on 24th July, 1998. It was inaugurated by her on 28th April, 2001. It is the first centre in the country providing services to private producers.
An elevated highway from Transport Chowk to Panchkula was approved by the Central Government during his tenure.
The Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) Dispensary was opened in Sector 45, Chandigarh during his tenure as MP.
During his tenure, the waiting Lists for Gas & Telephone Connections were done away with and they were made available on demand.
The provision of building an additional room in the backyard of houses in Chandigarh was approved during his tenure.
The people living outside ‘Lal Dora’ were provided with Water and Electricity connections during his tenure as MP.
Comprehensive utilisation of MPLADS has been one of the big achievements of Sh. Satya Pal Jain. It was for the first time that so much development was done under MPLADS in Chandigarh. Infact, Sh. Satya Pal Jain is the first MP from Chandigarh to fully utilize MPLADS Funds received during tenure (utilizing Rs. 99,99,815 out of Rs 1,00,00,000 allotted during his tenure as MP from 1996-98).
[Before this, Rs. 1.17 crore remained unutilized out of the 2.05 crore allotted to the previous MP (Mr. Pawan Kumar Bansal of Indian National Congress)].
A total of 234 projectswere recommended by Mr. Satya Pal Jain for implementation under MPLADS.
- 101 Projects were approved & completed.
- 94 Projects were rejected as per the guidelines of MPLADS.
- 39 Projects could not be implemented due to the sudden dissolution of the Lok Sabha in 1999.
The 101 approved projects covered various development activities all over the city:
- Development of more than 72 parks of Chandigarh was done under MPLADS.
- 13 Community Centres built in various parts of Chandigarh covering both rural and urban areas.
- Introduction of Computer Education in 9 schools and colleges of Chandigarh. 16 computers were provided in total under MPLADS.
- 3 Projects for Strengthening of Drinking Water Facilities in the Chandigarh. Hand Pumps, Water Tankers, Boosters, etc were provided under MPLADS.
- 4 Projects for Strengthening of Health Services in Chandigarh. Funeral Vans, Patient Vans, Ambulances and Vehicle for De-addiction Centre provided under MPLADS.
- 26 other MPLADS projects including Construction of Students Centre in Punjab University Campus, Development of Cremation Grounds, Installation of Street Lights, Construction of Public Toilets, Providing Facilities to the Blind, Extension work of 3rd phase of Rock Garden, etc.