AMRITSAR: Local body minister Navjot Singh Sidhu released Rs 11 crore for the development of Durgiana temple project and also interacted with the victim of snatching incident on Sunday.
While reviewing the ongoing beautification project of Durgiana temple saidu also directed the concerned officials to complete the project which was running behind the schedule by June 30th. He also took round of the entire open plaza being built in the entry point of the Durgiana temple.

Interacting with media persons, he informed that out of the Rs. 11 crores, Rs. 2 crores had been released from the Amritsar Improvement Trust to address issues faced for electricity. “As PIDB could not have done this immediately, so I did this from the Trust. Money will be no hindrance for this prestigious project” he claimed. He also boasted that the previous SAD-BJP government had released only around Rs. 6 crores for the project whereas he had released Rs. 11 crores for this project.

“It is the duty of government to beautify and upkeep the places of religious importance, and this is a place where many pilgrims come to pay obeisance and thousands of tourists also visit so this needs a complete revamp” he said. On the occasion, Sidhu was honoured bythe Durgiana temple committee.

Meanwhile in wake of recent incidents of snatching in Amritsar, Sidhu said he would personally take up the issue with chief minister Amarinder Singh.

On Sunday, Sidhu visited the family of victim of a snatching incident in Green avenue area and admitted that snatching had become a big problem while adding in the same breath that Congress government was serious on the issue. “Their are no excuses and I personally feel sorry for the incident. The victim is like my sister and it can happen to anyone. It can happen to my daughter also. So this is our duty to stand by you all and come to you at such time” said Sidhu while talking to the father of a women who became prey to the snatchers near the house of home minister Arun Jaitely a few days ago.

The minister was also accompanied by the police commissioner SS Srivastava’. ” people have voted us to power and it is our prime duty to stand by them in such situations and ensure that their problems are heard” said Sidhu.